It is estimated that travel in 2023 will not reach the volume and value levels it would have without the COVID-19 disruption. Moreover, the inbound tourism flow is expected to remain lower in 2023, compared with the 2019 pre-Coronavirus (COVID-19) level.
Low cost carriers and flights are fuelling the recovery of airlines from the COVID-19-induced slump. Full service carriers and flights have been slower to recover, since many consumers in Belgian and elsewhere remain hesitant about travelling long distances and staying away from home for long periods, alongside health and higher expenditure concerns The prices of flights have increased at a fast rate in the years since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, including at the end of the review period.
Hotels continued its recovery in Belgium at the end of the review period, with 2023 figures moving towards, comparable to or higher than the 2019 pre-COVID-19 level. For example, the number of room nights in hotels is set to exceed the 2019 figure in 2023.
Booking is the fastest-growing category in travel and tourism in Belgium. Indeed, Belgian consumers are eager to travel and many save to ensure they can afford a holiday.
Belgium is expected to continue to see the recovery of inbound tourism flows, with the number of trips projected to exceed the 2019 pre-COVID-19 level by 2024. In addition, the numbers of domestic trips and outbound departures are expected to continue to rise.
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