Tourist accommodations

5,49 million of overnight stays in August 2018

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 5,49 million of overnight stays in August 2018

The number of overnight stays spent in tourist accommodations in August 2018 amounted to 5,49 million.

36% of them took place in a hotel.

3,636,984 overnight stays were registered in the Flemish Region, 1,240,819 in the Walloon Region and 609,427 in Brussels.

In 2017, tourism in Belgium recovers its 2015 level.

38,677,308 overnight stays have been booked in 2017. This is an increase of 5 % compared to 2016 and of 1 % compared to 2015.

The Brussels-Capital Region registers the sharpest increase, with 22 % more overnight stays compared to 2016. Compared to 2015, there is a decrease of 2%.

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Overnight stays in 2017 by region and most common countries of origin (a)

REGION Belgium Flemish Region Walloon Region Brussels-Capital Region
Total 38,677,308 24,511,335 7,830,796 6,335,177
Belgium 20,020,465 14,220,834 4,510,688 1,288,943
Non-residents 18,364,981 10,132,728 3,261,628 4,970,625
The Netherlands 4,921,831 3,076,369 1,598,200 247,262
France 2,536,079 1,249,991 578,653 707,435
Germany 2,414,085 1,687,720 292,537 433,828
United Kingdom 1,823,249 1,206,261 181,758 435,230
United States 820,181 294,032 54,406 471,743
Spain 777,326 340,830 51,965 384,531
Italy 521,347 206,674 69,961 244,712
Other 4,550,883 2,070,851 434,148 2,045,884
(a) These figures include real holidays as well as stays related to congress, seminars, conferences and other professional purposes,
Source: Statbel (Directorate-General Statistics - Statistics Belgium)
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Arrivals in 2017 per region and type of accommodation (a)

Region Belgium Flemish Region Walloon Region Brussels-Capital Region
Total (nace 55) 16,319,257 9,510,003 3,393,160 3,416,094
Hotels (nace 55.1) 10,804,404 5,648,092 1,918,556 3,237,756
Youth hostels (NACE 55.201) 1,464,765 1,128,129 174,024 162,612
Holiday centres and villages (NACE 55.202) 1,410,837 1,064,354 346,483 0
Holiday homes and appartments (NACE 55.203) 1,179,272 605,261 574,011 0
Guest rooms (NACE 55.204) 590,259 475,878 98,655 15,726
Holiday and other short-stay accommodation (NACE 55.209) 141,459 141,459 0 0
Camping grounds, recreational vehicle parks and trailer parks (NACE 55.3) 728,261 446,830 281,431 0
(a) The figures include both real holidays and stays related to congresses, seminars, conferences and other professional purposes,
Source: Statbel (Directorate-General Statistics - Statistics Belgium)
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Overnight stays in 2017 by region and type of accommodation (a)

Region Belgium Flemish Region Walloon Region Brussels-Capital Region
Total (nace 55) 38.677.308 24.511.335 7.830.796 6.335.177
Hotels (nace 55.1) 18.944.870 9.837.976 3.099.248 6.007.646
Youth hostels (NACE 55.201) 4.098.010 3.315.560 489.412 293.038
Holiday centres and villages (NACE 55.202) 5.355.457 4.090.969 1.264.488 0
Holiday homes and appartments (NACE 55.203) 6.189.060 4.325.580 1.863.480 0
Guest rooms (NACE 55.204) 1.063.188 865.087 163.608 34.493
Holiday and other short-stay accommodation (NACE 55.209) 285.980 285.980 0 0
Camping grounds, recreational vehicle parks and trailer parks (NACE 55.3) 2.740.743 1.790.183 950.560 0
(a) The figures include both real holidays and stays related to congresses, seminars, conferences and other professional purposes.
Source: Statbel (Directorate-General Statistics - Statistics Belgium)

Purpose and brief description

The purpose of this survey is to measure the volume of domestic and inbound tourism, expressed in number of arrivals and overnight stays, by purpose of the trip and country of residence of the guest.

Population

Accommodation establishments

Frequency

Monthly.

Timing of publication

Results available 3 months after the reference period

Definitions

Country of residence of the tourist: the country of residence is the country where the traveller has lived for most of the past 12 months.

Type of accommodation: the collective tourist accommodation establishments are divided according to the NACE code.

Number of arrivals: an arrival is defined as a person who arrives at a collective accommodation establishment and stays there at least one night. Arrivals are registered by country of residence of the guest and by purpose of the trip.

Number of overnight stays: An overnight stay is each night a guest spends or is registered in a collective accommodation establishment. Overnight stays are registered by country of residence of the guest and by purpose of the trip.

Purpose of the trip: there is only one main purpose for a trip, in the absence of which the trip would not have taken place. The Directive distinguishes two main reasons to travel:(i) business and professional; (ii) holidays, recreation and leisure. Holidays due to 'Visits to friends and relatives' should be included in point (ii).

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38,677,308 overnights
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