With an average of 17 million tourists per day and a turnover of 2.7 billion euros, 2015 will go down as a ‘good year’ for tourism on the Belgian Coast, indicated Westtoer, the regional Tourism Office, on Wednesday. Detailed figures, however, will only be available early in 2016.
The Christmas holidays have drawn many people to the coast, meaning the tourism industry will end the year with a bang. 2015 had a lovely spring, a beautiful summer and a mild autumn, which also attracted many tourists.
In July alone, the coast welcomed 6.2 million tourists daily, 5% more than in July 2014. The hotel sector also posted good results and, for the first time in many years, the number of rooms rose.
“Turnover in tourism from both day trips and longer stays was excellent this year. With an annual turnover of 2.7 billion euros, the coast remains the top tourist destination in Flanders” highlights Westtoer president Franky De Block.