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Number of hotels in Belgium 2008-2018

As of 2018, Belgium counted nearly 2,080 hotels in total, which is 70 hotels more than in the previous year. Furthermore, from 2014 onwards the number of hotels grew annually, with the largest volume increase between 2017 to 2018. Flanders had the highest count of hotels with just under 1,100 hotels in 2018. Wallonia registered 445 hotels, whereas Brussels-Capital Region had in total approximately 190 hotels available.

Majority of the tourists booked a hotel accommodation

Comparing the number of arrivals in hotels to other accommodations in Belgium, most of the tourists stayed in hotel facilities in 2018. From the total of 17.5 million tourist arrivals, approximately 11.5 million chose to stay at hotels. Youth accommodations registered roughly 1.5 million arrivals, whereas holiday parks and holiday centers counted a little less with 1.45 million. Lastly, The number of arrivals in bed and breakfasts was the lowest (643,000).

Most of the tourist arrivals were domestic

When considering the country of origin of tourist arrivals in Belgium, a ranking for 2018 shows that most were domestic tourists. In fact, Close to 8.5 million tourist arrivals across Belgium were domestic, whereas tourists from the Netherlands amounted to just over two million. United States and China are the only listed countries outside of Europe within the ranking, counting roughly 620,000 visitors.

Number of hotels in Belgium from 2008 to 2018

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November 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2018

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