Tourism in France will be impacted by Friday's deadly attacks in Paris, according to the chief executive of French food services giant Sodexo, who told CNBC that it was important to fight terrorism.
"(The attacks) will certainly have an impact," Michel Landel, chief executive of Sodexo, told CNBC Wednesday.
France has been shocked by a series of coordinated gun and suicide bomb attacks in Paris last Friday night. A manhunt ensued targeting those involved in planning and executing the attacks and on Wednesday, police conducted dawn raids in the Saint-Denis suburb of the city. Two suspects died during the raids, one of whom was a woman who detonated a suicide bomb, and eight people were arrested.
There are concerns over the long-term impact on France's already-struggling economy and fears the tourism industry, which accounts for 7 percent of France's GDP, could be affected.