COVID-19 keeps high-spending U.S. tourists from D-Day beaches on anniversary

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By Lucien Libert OMAHA BEACH, France (Reuters) – Canadian-born Eric Leboeuf would usually spend the anniversary of the D-Day beach landings guiding North American tourists in a vintage military jeep to the sites where allied forces invaded France to drive out Nazi Germany in World War Two. For the second year running however, the COVID-19 crisis will be keeping away the tourists who drive the local economy along this 80-km (50-mile) stretch of the northern French coast. For many in the industry, it is the big-spending North American tourists who offer the biggest prize. Leboeuf’s company, the …

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