(Written By Anthony Dennis) I’ve been to Nice. Paris and Brussels, too. Chances are you probably have as well. A bomb goes off in Baghdad, killing hundreds, as was the case the other day, and it hardly hits the homepage. But, as a nation of prodigious travellers, nearly all of us can immediately identify with the classic destinations – Nice and the enchanted south of France included – from our own travels when they are suddenly and brutally besieged.

International travel, a pursuit that millions of Australians nowadays cherish, is again reeling from another attack on France, one of the superpowers of global tourism. Travel was never meant to be this way and nor was France. It’s no secret that tourists are staying away in significant numbers from France – and for that matter Europe as a whole. READ MORE