02/01/2013 08:11 am ET

David Beckham Paris: Mayor Calls Soccer Player The City's Latest 'Tourist Draw'

As if the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral weren't enough, tourists the world over have yet another reason to visit Paris: David Beckham.

On Europe 1 radio on Friday, Paris' mayor, Bertrand Delanoe, said of the news of Beckham's 5-month contract with Paris St-Germain team, "It is very good news, which only adds to the image of Paris in the world.... He is a great sporting personality with an international audience.... It's great for this city which is already the top tourist destination in the world and where 10 percent of jobs are in the tourist industry," Reuters reports.

While on the team, Beckham has said he will stay in a hotel in town; his family, including Posh Spice, will continue to reside in London. He will donate his salary to a local children's charity.

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