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Million fewer overnight stays in Belgium, after attacks in Brussels

Million fewer overnight stays in Belgium, after attacks in Brussels

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The attacks in Brussels have had an impact on the number of overnight stays in the Belgischë capital and Flanders. There are, according to Tourism Flanders, a million fewer overnight stays recorded a year earlier.

Reports that The Editors Thursday. It comes to figures for the first six months of 2016.

The cities that most foreign tourists, Brussels and Bruges, according to the organization, the people most affected by the attacks on march 22. “It’s going to be a decrease of 12.8%, with domestic tourists was limited to 2.5 percent. For Brussels, the figure is more extreme: there is a general decline of 22.5 percent, versus 3.5 percent for Flanders”, says Bruno Paternoster of Tourism Flanders.

“It is the perfect destinations in our country, aiming at an international audience of Europe. Especially Japanese (decrease of 41.7 percent), Americans (25.2 percent) and Brazilians (39,3 percent) remained in the first half of the year, massive way. Tourists from the neighbouring countries are clearly less lead by the attacks.”

The number of Dutch tourists who make a hotel stay booked in the months after the attacks fell by an average of 6.9%.

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