Whether they stay in a hotel, a pension, an inn or a camping site, many of them visit Luxembourg every year. So where do tourists come from and where do they stay?
In its publication 'Luxembourg in Figures', Statec revealed where the tourists who stay in the Grand Duchy every year come from.
The Dutch are in first place, responsible for a total of 728,593 overnight stays in Luxembourg in 2019. Next come the Belgian tourists with 491,395 overnight stays, followed by Germans with 310,716 overnight stays in the same year. The top 3 of the tourists is thus composed of two of our neighbouring countries.
But that's not all: in 2019, more than one million overnight stays were booked by 'other' European tourists. In addition, 234,669 overnight stays were recorded the same year by tourists from the rest of the world, bringing the total to more than 2.8 million overnight stays, if one does not include those booked by Luxembourgish residents.
This year has confirmed a trend among tourists in choosing hotels, hostels and pensions in the country for their holidays, although campsites have seen an increase in tourist arrivals compared to 2018.T
These figures will inevitably change when the 2020 tourist season report is taken into consideration, as the health crisis has strongly impacted local tourism. The latest estimates show a 60% drop in overnight stays between January and May 2020 compared to last year.