|Industry||Leisure, Travel & Tourism industry|
|Founded||26 January 1989|
|Headquarters|| Boulevard Haussmann, |
|Chairman and CEO: Jean-Pierre Sonois |
VP Finance and Administration: Jean-Jacques ChapoutotEVP and Director of Finance, Strategy, and Development: Yves Marty
|Revenue||854.0 million Euros (2019)|
|232.3 million Euros (2019)|
|62.2 million Euros (2019)|
|Total assets||1,843.4 million Euros (2019)|
|Total equity||928.0 million Euros (2019)|
Number of employees
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