Visit.Brussels together with the Embassy of Belgium in India organized a networking lunch for 35 trade partners at the residence of H.E. Mr. François Delhaye, Ambassador of Belgium to India.
The event was highly appreciated with warm interactions between the trade partners and representatives from the cultural, economic and visa sections of the Belgian Embassy. In fact, representing Visit.Brussels HQ was its Business Development Leisure – Mr. Pieter Callebaut, who was seen enthusiastically interacting with the travel fraternity, while reassuring them about the importance of the Indian market for Brussels’ tourism industry.
A key highlight of the event was “Belgian gastronomy”, wherein participants were offered a spread of Belgian delights from waffles to beers and fries to Belgian beats.
H.E. Mr. François Delhaye, while addressing the trade fraternity, said, “During these last two years we have been missing our Indian friends, but now Belgium is open for tourism again and we see the number of visa applications going up. Another good news is that we’ll probably see an increase in the number of flights between India and Europe in the coming weeks. The vaccination level in Belgium is very high and our hope is that this latest wave of Covid will not last long. To our Indian friends I say : “Now is the time to start planning your next spring or summer trip to Europe” and there is no better place to start than Brussels, the capital and heart of Europe, a city rich in history and famous for its gastronomy and quality of life”.
In 2022, Visit Brussels is planning on continuing to grow awareness and visibility of the European Capital through workshops, sales visits, travel agent destination trainings, consumer programs and much more. Training programmes are in the pipeline for agents from various key cities of India next year.
With Belgium open for travel to Indians, please follow the following websites for the latest information.
Travel to Belgium – https://india.diplomatie.belgium.be/en/travel-to-belgium
Specific conditions applicable before and upon arrival in Belgium (such as PLF, quarantine and tests) can be consulted on: the Belgian coronavirus website
Visit.Brussels is the tourism and cultural communication agency of the Brussels-Capital Region which provides various services to place Brussels on the local as well as the international map. In addition to attracting tourists, Visit.Brussels also aims to draw the interests of clients across the global M.I.C.E. sector, especially through institutions like the Brussels Convention Bureau.