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French Group Offers Tourists Sunshine Insurance

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Tourism is down by a lot in France. One tour group is offering an incentive — sunshine insurance. Four days of rain in a week, and you can get your money back.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Tourism is off by a lot in France. And to bring le touriste back, it's gotten creative. One tour group is offering sunshine insurance. Four days of rain during your week-long trip and you get your money back. And something which could make the French unrecognizable, the tourist board is asking Parisians to smile more. As a kind of kickoff, hundreds of roller skaters formed a huge grin in the famous Place Vend�me.

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