Brussels hotels rebound in July thanks to summer events

Brussels hotels rebound in July thanks to summer events
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The occupancy rates of Brussels hotels returned to pre-Covid levels in July, with the summer of festivals and concerts playing a huge role in the tourism industry's recovery.

According to the Brussels Hotels Association, the occupancy rate for hotels in the month of July was 66.6%, which is only 8.2% lower than the record year of 2019.

This rate was 63.1% on weekdays (10.7% lower than three years ago) and 71% on weekends, just 5.5% lower than in 2019.

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According to, the capital's tourism centre, these figures can be attributed to the loosening of Covid-19 measures, with numerous events drawing national and foreign tourists, particularly festivals such as Couleur Café, Tomorrowland, and Rock Werchter.

However, has observed that business travel is still somewhat lacking behind pre-pandemic figures; attempts are underway to address this by providing hybrid congress formulas to organisers.

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