The number of overnight stays in Belgian tourist accommodations was 6,247,476 in July 2022. On a national level, most overnight stays were in hotels (33%) and holiday homes and apartments (19%).
The number of overnight stays in July 2022 was 17% higher than in July 2021 (5,355,656), 29% higher than in July 2020 (4,839,869) and 6% higher than in July 2019 (5,874,344).
In the Walloon Region, there were 1,474,496 overnight stays, which is an increase of 13%, 11% and 12% respectively compared to July 2021, July 2020 and July 2019.
In the Flemish Region, there were 4,137,226 overnight stays, which is an increase of 8%, 22% and 7% respectively compared to July 2021, July 2020 and July 2019.
In the Brussels-Capital Region, the number of overnight stays was 635,754. This is an increase of 211% and 380% respectively compared to July 2021 and 2020. The Brussels-Capital Region recorded a decrease of 7% compared to July 2019.
Holiday parks and camping sites had to close from 3 November 2020 to 7 February 2021. Hotels and B&Bs could stay open, but restaurants and bars had to close. Meals had to be taken in the room.
As of 8 February, holiday villages 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. From 9 June 2021 horeca inside was also allowed.
Swimming pools were allowed to reopen on 8 May 2021. In practice, this was often not (yet) the case in holiday parks due to the 1.5 metre rule. Camps and school trips with overnight stays were not 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.
Sports camps were only allowed to take place without overnight stays from 26 December 2021.
Exceptionally, figures for youth hostels and for B&Bs are only available on a national level for the months of January, February and May and on a regional level for March, April and June 2021.
 When interpreting the evolution between the same months of consecutive years, it is important to take into account the differences in the number of holidays, school holidays or weekends between these two months.