3,871,283 overnight in April 2022

3,871,283 overnight in April 2022

The number of overnight stays spent in Belgian tourist accommodations amounted to 3,871,283 in April 2022. At national level, most overnight stays were in hotels (41%), holiday homes and apartments (20%) and holiday centres and villages (14%).

The number of overnight stays in April 2022 [1] increased by 120% compared to April 2021 (1,762,642) and by 8,614% compared to April 2020 (44,426), but decreased by 3% compared to April 2019 (3,985,631).

In the Walloon Region, there were 818,586 overnight stays, which corresponds to increases of 73%, 5,651% and 2% respectively compared to April 2021, April 2020 and April 2019.

There were 2,554,944 overnight stays in the Flemish Region, i.e. respective increases of 108%, 10,101% and 1% compared to April 2021, April 2020 and April 2019.

In the Brussels-Capital Region, there were 497,753 overnight stays, i.e. respective increases of 664% and 9,569% compared to April 2021 and 2020. The decrease compared to April 2019 was the sharpest in the Brussels-Capital Region, i.e. a decrease of 24%.


Holiday parks and camping sites had to close from 3 November 2020 to 7 February 2021. Hotels and B&B could remain open, but bars and restaurants had to close. Meals had to be taken in the room.

As of 8 February, holiday parks and camping sites were allowed to reopen but their pools, common indoor areas and facilities such as restaurants and bars had to remain closed.

On 8 May 2021, outdoor cafés were allowed to reopen, and from 9 June 2021 horeca inside was also allowed.

Swimming pools were also allowed to reopen on 8 May 2021. In practice, this was not (yet) the case in holiday parks due to the 1.5 metre rule.

Camps and school trips with overnight stays have not been allowed up to and including June 2021.

Indoor playgrounds, subtropical swimming pools and recreational parts of swimming pools had to close from 26 December 2021 to 27 January 2022. This had an impact on holiday parks.

From 26 December 2021, sports camps were only allowed without overnight stays.

Exceptionally, figures for youth hostels and for bed and breakfasts are only available at national level for the months of January, February and May and at regional level for March, April and June 2021.


[1] When interpreting the evolution between the same months of two consecutive years, it is important to take into account the differences in the number of holidays, school holidays or weekends between these two months.