2016 Visitor Survey - key findings

We are pleased to summarise the key findings from the recent visitor survey which was completed by over 550 visitors; 99% of the respondents had attended the show.

39% of visitors are aged between 55 and 64
46 % of visitors work full time
The two most popular newspapers amongst visitors were the Daily Telegraph (13%) and the Times (10%)
Most visitors travel to France for short breaks/holidays (47%)
The main reason for attending the show is to discover more about France (22%)

Property

Desire to buy:

53% of respondents intend to purchase a property in France; 20% intend to purchase in the next 0-12 months; 11% intend to purchase in the next 12-18 months, 22% intend to buy but not within next 18 months

Top 3 regions for proposed property purchase:
• Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes
• Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées
• Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Type of property and reason for purchase
38% say they intend to buy a house; 30% haven’t decided which type.

51% wish to buy a property as a holiday home purchase; 33% wish to buy as a permanent home.

Property budget
62% intend to spend up to €200,000; 24% intend to spend €200,000 to €350,000

Financing the purchase
80% intend to finance the property purchase entirely from savings; 13% with a French mortgage, 8% with a UK mortgage

Top 3 regions for proposed property purchase:
• Healthcare
• Taxation
• Integration/the French system

Show content – the verdict

76% rated the overall France Show as good or excellent (with 48% rating it good)

70% say they will return to the France Show in 2017

84% of those who said looking to buy a property was a reason for attending and participated in this aspect rated the experience as good or excellent

84% of those who said getting property advice was a reason for attending and participated in this aspect rated the experience as good or excellent

77% of those who said seeking financial/tax advice was a reason for attending and participated in this aspect rated the experience as good or excellent

78% of those who said attending the property seminars was a reason for attending and participated in this aspect rated the experience as good or excellent

71% of those who said they attended the show to get holiday advice was a reason for attending and participated in this aspect rated the experience as good or excellent

70% of those who said they attended the show to sample or purchase wine was a reason for attending and participated in this aspect rated the experience as good or excellent

71% of those who attended the Bordeaux Wine Seminars rated them as good or excellent

72% of those who attended the Language & Travel forum rated it as good or excellent

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