Survey on holidays and travels

Survey on holidays and travels 2017

Households
Survey on holidays and travels 2017

For 41 % of all holidays of 4 nights and more of Belgians in 2017, the plane was the main means of transport.

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Nombre de voyages selon la destination, la durée et le motif, 2017 (en milliers)

Destination Voyages de 1 à 3 nuits Voyages de 4 nuits et plus
Vacances Tourisme d'affaires Total Vacances Tourisme d'affaires Total
Total général 6.831 882 7.713 10.493 430 10.922
Union européenne 6.710 827 7.537 8.765 252 9.017
Belgique 2.753 99 2.853 1.115 29 1.145
France 1.392 174 1.566 2.759 50 2.809
Pays-Bas 1.118 97 1.215 484 25 508
Allemagne 505 84 589 333 23 357
Espagne 202 65 267 1.468 23 1.491
Italie 175 43 218 845 12 857
Autre UE 565 264 829 1.761 89 1.850
Autres pays européens 70 36 106 613 30 642
Afrique 40 5 45 504 30 534
Amérique du nord . 11 11 208 35 243
Amérique du sud 4 1 5 114 9 123
Asie 7 3 10 268 72 340
Océanie . . . 21 2 23
Statbel (Direction générale Statistique - Statistics Belgium)
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Purpose and brief description

Travelling, whether domestic or international, for business or holiday, is becoming increasingly important in our way of life. This brochure presents the main results of a survey on the travel behaviour of Belgians. Travel habits have been followed since 1997 via a continuous quarterly survey amongst households. You will find here data regarding the duration and the motives of the trip, the destination, the accommodation type, the means of transport used and how the trip has been organised. The traveller's origin is also surveyed.

Population

Inhabitants in Belgium

Data collection method and sample size

Survey technique based on the use of paper questionnaires

Frequency

Annually.

Timing of publication

Results available 6 months after the reference period

Definitions

Number of trips: Trips of the inhabitants with at least one overnight stay. Day trips are also taken into account since 2014.

Duration of the trip: The duration of the trip is measured as the number of nights.

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).

Traveller: person who travels during the reporting period.

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