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.
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|
|Autres pays européens||70||36||106||613||30||642|
|Amérique du nord||.||11||11||208||35||243|
|Amérique du sud||4||1||5||114||9||123|
|Statbel (Direction générale Statistique - Statistics Belgium)|
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.
Inhabitants in Belgium
Data collection method and sample size
Survey technique based on the use of paper questionnaires
Timing of publication
Results available 6 months after the reference period
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.