New Tourism Minister Lex Delles (on the far right) taking part in a cake-cutting ceremony at the holiday fair. / © MECO
The holiday fair is the first major event of the year at the Luxexpo on Kirchberg. More than 200 stalls and holiday experts are present at the 2019 edition.
The holiday fair attracts thousands of visitors from Luxembourg and its surroundings each year. It takes places over 17.000 square metres in Kirchberg's Luxexpo and presents the latest trends in the tourism industry. Visitors will be able to make the most of the fair all weekend. The 28thedition opened its doors at 2.00pm on Friday and attracted large crowds from the very start.
Minister Lex Delles was present at the fair's opening on Friday – it was one of his first public appearances as the new Minister for Tourism. He highlighted the importance of promoting Luxembourg as a holiday destination in particular, not only for foreign visitors but also amongst Luxembourg citizens:
"The Mullerthal region for instance, with its vast number of hiking trails, is a popular tourist attraction which Luxembourgers also like to take advantage of. Our aim is to spark interest amongst Luxembourg's citizens in spending their holidays in the Grand-Duchy, perhaps by spending the night or even staying for a couple of weeks. There are numerous beautiful destinations which we'd like to continue to promote – also in Luxembourg."
This year, the Ministry for Tourism had its own stall at the holiday fair for the first time.
Even for those who don't want to spend their holidays in Luxembourg, the holiday fair has plenty to offer. The fair promotes a wide range of potential holiday destinations across the world. Whether you prefer travelling by bus, train, plane or even in a camper van, on a budget or high end, the world is your oyster!
Whether you’re interested in booking a holiday on the spot or just want to browse for new ideas, all are welcome and visitors are likely to get a good deal on their next holiday.
Last year’s edition counted more or less 29,000 visitors over the course of the weekend, 4,000 more than the previous year. Should the fair continue to prove as popular as it did on Friday, a new record might be in reach this year.