Executive Summary

Sep 2019
PROSPECTS
Tourist numbers benefit from direct US flights and growing Chinese demand

Tourist flows in Belgium recovered in the latter half of the review period, following the negative impact of terror attacks in 2016. Inbound arrivals are benefiting from a rise in the number of tourists from China and India, thanks to economic growth in these countries and a rise in outbound tourism.

Brussels Airport invests in expansion and new business centre

Business and leisure tourism continued to see similar rates of growth towards the end of the review period, with these set to continue into the forecast period. However, there are concerns that business tourism is reaching full capacity, with Brussels notably failing to match the investment levels of many other leading European cities in business tourism infrastructure.

Domestic tourism benefits from hot summer, although outbound flows also increase

Domestic tourism benefited from advantageous weather conditions at the end of the review period, with a long hot summer encouraging more Belgians to explore their own country. Flanders and Wallonia are the top two destinations for domestic tourists, with both continuing to see good growth in trip numbers.

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Discover the latest market trends and uncover sources of future market growth for the Flows industry in Belgium with research from Euromonitor's team of in-country analysts.

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The Flows in Belgium market research report includes:

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Tourism Flows in Belgium - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Tourist numbers benefit from direct US flights and growing Chinese demand
Brussels Airport invests in expansion and new business centre
Domestic tourism benefits from hot summer, although outbound flows also increase

CATEGORY DATA

Table 1 Inbound Arrivals: Number of Trips 2014-2019
Table 2 Inbound Arrivals by Country: Number of Trips 2014-2019
Table 3 Inbound City Arrivals 2014-2019
Table 4 Inbound Receipts: Value 2014-2019
Table 5 Leisure Inbound Demographics: Number of Trips 2014-2019
Table 6 Forecast Inbound Arrivals: Number of Trips 2019-2024
Table 7 Forecast Inbound Arrivals by Country: Number of Trips 2019-2024
Table 8 Forecast Inbound Receipts: Value 2019-2024
Table 9 Domestic Trips by Destination: Number of Trips 2014-2019
Table 10 Domestic Business Trips by Travel Mode: Number of Trips 2014-2019
Table 11 Domestic Leisure Trips by Travel Mode: Number of Trips 2014-2019
Table 12 Domestic Expenditure: Value 2014-2019
Table 13 Forecast Domestic Business Trips by Travel Mode: Number of Trips 2019-2024
Table 14 Forecast Domestic Leisure Trips by Travel Mode: Number of Trips 2019-2024
Table 15 Forecast Domestic Expenditure: Value 2019-2024
Table 16 Outbound Departures: Number of Trips 2014-2019
Table 17 Outbound Departures by Destination: Number of Trips 2014-2019
Table 18 Outbound Expenditure: Value 2014-2019
Table 19 Forecast Outbound Departures: Number of Trips 2019-2024
Table 20 Forecast Outbound Departures by Destination: Number of Trips 2019-2024
Table 21 Forecast Outbound Expenditure: Value 2019-2024

Travel in Belgium - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Strong economy, rise in inbound travel and low cost carriers all fuel growth
Consumers increasingly keen to shop around when buying online
Low cost carriers and scheduled airlines take inspiration from each other
Short-term rentals challenge budget hotels but face growing constraints
Expansion at Brussels Airport offers long-term growth potential

SWOT

Summary 1 Destination Belgium: SWOT

MARKET DATA

Table 22 Annual Leave: Volume 2014-2019
Table 23 Travellers by Age: Number of People 2014-2019
Table 24 Seasonality: Number of People 2014-2019
Table 25 Leisure Outbound Demographics: Number of Trips 2014-2019
Table 26 Other Transport Sales: Value 2014-2019
Table 27 Other Transport Online Sales: Value 2014-2019
Table 28 Forecast Other Transport Sales: Value 2019-2024
Table 29 Forecast Other Transport Online Sales: Value 2019-2024
Table 30 Activities: Value 2014-2019
Table 31 Forecast Activities: Value 2019-2024

SOURCES

Summary 2 Research Sources