Arrival & Departure. Travelling to and from the Low Countries
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Arrival & Departure. Travelling to and from the Low Countries

(Raf de Bruyn) The Low Countries - 2006, № 14, pp. 15-25

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Over the last 50 years tourist activity has increased considerably all over the world. More people are travelling, more people are travelling more frequently, more people are earning their living from tourism, whole regions have been able to build their prosperity on the development of tourism. In 1950 the World Tourism Organisation (WTO) recorded 25 million international tourists. In 2004 that figure stood at 763 million. This article looks at how the Low Countries behave as destination, the holiday pattern of inhabitants and how the authorities act to promote the Low Countries as effectively as possible as a possible travel destination.

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