Hotel sector in Antwerp greeted 4.6 million guests


With a new international cruise terminal in the works, the second largest port in Europe and a huge influx of tourists, Antwerp has definitively claimed its place as a world destination. The city boasts high accommodation ratings and features on an impressive string of lists: Nestpick ranked Antwerp as the fifth best city in the world for hip millennials. The well-known British travel guide publisher Rough Guide promptly rated Antwerp fifth in the list of best cities in the world to visit. And in 2018 Antwerp was the only Belgian city to make Lonely Planet’s list of ten must-see cities.

“In 2019 overnight stays at Antwerp hotels were up 10.5% from the year before.”

Tourism in Antwerp is booming like never before

The Flemish metropolis is experiencing phenomenal tourism growth. In 2018 overnight stays at Antwerp hotels were up 10.5% from the year before. No fewer than 4.6 million visitors spent at least one night in an Antwerp hotel room.  Traditionally busy event months, June and September boomed with occupancy rates of 84 and 82.2% respectively. Antwerp clearly continues to gain in popularity, both in Belgium and abroad.

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Prizeotel also opts for Antwerp. Design Hotel Eilandje marks the first time that the German chain of trendy design hotels of the Radisson Hotel Group rolls out its tried and tested formula in our country. And you can be a part of it. Private investors are given the opportunity to purchase a hotel room with a guaranteed fixed and indexed rental income for at least 25 years. Regardless of the occupancy rate. In addition, as a full owner of the hotel room you qualify for tax benefits, including a full VAT refund.

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