Tourist accommodations

Only 35,875 overnight stays in April 2020

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Only 35,875 overnight stays in April 2020

The lockdown measures due to the COVID-19 had a significant impact on the the number of overnight stays spent in tourist accommodations in April 2020.

In effect, since March 18, 2020, all accommodations except the hotels were closed. In hotels there were only overnight stays for non-tourist purposes.

There were only 35,875 overnight stays in April 2020.

Overnight stays-countries
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Overnight stays in 2019 by region and most common countries of origin (a)

REGION Belgium Flemish Region Walloon Region Brussels-Capital Region
Total 42,512,847 26,356,863 8,727,266 7,428,718
Belgium 21,308,009 14,757,039 4,897,537 1,653,433
Non-residents 20,661,034 11,228,449 3,751,359 5,681,226
The Netherlands 5,461,436 3,264,876 1,912,918 283,642
France 2,829,186 1,409,674 612,295 807,217
Germany 2,796,175 1,910,963 385,110 500,102
United Kingdom 1,883,676 1,211,275 201,255 471,146
United States 962,845 425,494 49,685 487,666
Spain 854,118 306,569 42,352 505,197
Italy 640,530 264,190 75,139 301,201
Other 5,233,068 2,435,408 472,605 2,325,055
"(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)"
Arrivals-accommodation
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Arrivals in 2019 per region and type of accommodation (a)

Region Belgium Flemish Region Walloon Region Brussels-Capital Region
Total (nace 55) 18,057,611 10,442,652 3,695,840 3,919,119
Hotels (nace 55.1) 11,754,279 6,132,862 1,921,570 3,699,847
Youth hostels (NACE 55.201) 1,572,645 1,174,296 214,088 184,261
Holiday centres and villages (NACE 55.202) 1,449,557 1,061,405 388,152  
Holiday homes and appartments (NACE 55.203) 1,498,080 799,054 693,930 5,096
Guest rooms (NACE 55.204) 652,756 524,197 98,644 29,915
Holiday and other short-stay accommodation (NACE 55.209) 286,247 286,247    
Camping grounds, recreational vehicle parks and trailer parks (NACE 55.3) 844,047 464,591 379,456  
"(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)"
Overnight stays-accommodation
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Overnight stays in 2019 by region and type of accommodation (a)

Region Belgium Flemish Region Walloon Region Brussels-Capital Region
Total (nace 55) 42,512,847 26,356,863 8,727,266 7,428,718
Hotels (nace 55.1) 20,794,744 10,638,565 3,125,675 7,030,504
Youth hostels (NACE 55.201) 4,308,431 3,395,991 590,303 322,137
Holiday centres and villages (NACE 55.202) 5,543,056 4,099,803 1,443,253  
Holiday homes and appartments (NACE 55.203) 6,935,286 4,746,229 2,177,224 11,833
Guest rooms (NACE 55.204) 1,175,388 946,218 164,926 64,244
Holiday and other short-stay accommodation (NACE 55.209) 710,602 710,602    
Camping grounds, recreational vehicle parks and trailer parks (NACE 55.3) 3,045,340 1,819,455 1,225,885  
"(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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