Reconnecting with its counterparts in India, Visit Brussels organised roadshows in Mumbai and New Delhi for select members of the travel trade.
At the Mumbai leg of the roadshow, Pieter Callebaut, Business Development Leisure, Visit Brussels, said, “India is an important market for us displaying a lot of growth potential, and that is why we have a presence in this market for 4 years. We continue to remain positive about tourism prospects now that we are gradually returning to normalcy.”
Currently, Brussels welcomes 2% of visitors from India that combines Belgium or Brussels with other European destinations. “India is the third long-haul market for us along with Brazil and Japan. The ambition that we have is to make tourists stay longer in our country, and we are here to give a glimpse of that. Our focus is on the leisure traveller and quality tourists. We do get a fair share of corporate travellers as well. We are hoping that in the coming months the situation will be more conducive and settled with regards to the visa issues as well.”