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Thematic routes are central to the holiday fair

Themavakanties do well. The holiday fair will play on in: new this year are three routes around scuba diving, golf and hiking and biking.

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About two-thirds of Belgians will go on a trip during their holiday. According to Axel De Corte of the group Fisa, the organiser of the holiday fair, the Belgian for several short vacations throughout the year, instead of one long vacation.

The 56th edition of the holiday fair will take place from 6 to 10 February in Brussels Expo. Host country this year is Peru.

At the opening of the salon, explained the organisation and the sector, the new trends in the reislandschap expose. Especially themavakanties do well, says Pierre Hermant, managing director of the Salon. “More and more people are leaving four days on a trip devoted exclusively to sport, gastronomy, culture or a unique experience.

The holiday fair will play on in: new this year are three routes around scuba diving, golf and hiking and biking.

What concerns the exhibitors (about 700) and visitors (100,000 in the previous edition), it remains the holiday fair to grow despite the crisis. “Tourism is the world’s number one in terms of revenue,” says Axel De Corte. “Belgium is In the market since a decade now stable. About 65 to 70 pct of Belgians travels, of which that quarter abroad.” (Belga/MS)

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