Half a million tourists expected at Belgian Coast for 21st of July weekend
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
The fine weather and the nation’s holiday should attract many to the Coast this coming weekend. “We are expecting half a million tourists on a daily basis from Thursday to Sunday,” stated Stefaan Gheysen, Director General of Westtoer.
The merchants of the Coast are happy to finally benefit from summer temperatures. The sector expects a great number of day tourists, and hotels will likely also do good business, with the room occupancy rate being presently high. “July and August are traditionally the best months. For the coming long weekend, hoteliers declared an occupancy rate of 95% or more. And last-minute reservations are still expected,” said André Descheemaeker, President of the not-for-profit organization Kusthotels.
Westtoer predicts the presence of half a million tourists from Thursday to Sunday. All of the communities of the Coast expect summer activities for the broad public. “The Coast is part of the collective memory of Belgians. It is a customary destination which has been attracting people for generations. The Coast specializes in family proposals. The hospitality provided to visitors and clients is a considerable attribute,” stated M. Gheysen.