Mediocre high season for the coast

30th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

30 August 2007, BRUSSELS – The tourism sector on the Belgian coast had a "mediocre" high season this year. Turnover from overnight tourists and day trippers fell 8.4 percent in July compared to the same month last year. This was announced on Wednesday at a press conference by Westtoer, the autonomous provincial tourism company for West-Vlaanderen.

30 August 2007

BRUSSELS – The tourism sector on the Belgian coast had a "mediocre" high season this year. Turnover from overnight tourists and day trippers fell 8.4 percent in July compared to the same month last year. This was announced on Wednesday at a press conference by Westtoer, the autonomous provincial tourism company for West-Vlaanderen.

Parks and attractions reported decent results, and reservation for the end of summer and the autumn are looking positive. The rental offices noticed a normal, somewhat less busy summer. Hotels had a difficult month of July, but saw solid occupancy rates for the first half of August. The camping sector had a less successful season, with an average drop in overnight occupancy of 8 to 10 percent.

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Subject: Belgian news

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