DURBUY

OFFICER PRESENTING THE DESTINATION

Mr Lechien Xavier

COUNTRY

Belgium

TYPE OF DESTINATION

Countryside

NAME OF THE ORGANIZATION

Local Development Agency

DESTINATION


RESIDENT POPULUTION

10,000 ­- 19,999


NIGHTS SPENT BY TOURISTS (per year)

600,000 – 2,500,000 and above

DISTANCE FROM THE MAIN URBAN CITY (KM)

20 – 59

DISTANCE FROM THE MAIN AIRPORT (KM)

60 – 99

MARKET


  • Families with older children 15%
  • Families with young children 20%
  • Mature couples 30%
  • Groups of friends 10%
  • Solo travellers 10%
  • Young couples 10%
  • Elderly people 20%

MOST IMPORTANT TYPE OF TOURISM ACTIVITIES

Walking
Gastronomy
Cultural tours
Wildlife
Recreational activities for families

MOST IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

Netherlands
France
Belgium

ORGANIZATION


TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

Municipality


250,001 – 75,000

BUDGET FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENT (Euro per year)

MOST IMPORTANT MISSION OF THE ORGANIZATION

Strategic planning
Quality management
Monitoring and evaluation of consumers behaavior
Develop sustainable tourism products/services
Research and development actions

REPRESENTATIVE


Mr Lechien Xavier

Mr Lechien Xavier

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER/MAYOR

I am involved in Local Development since 1999 for this municipality. Tourism is our main focus because of its transversality. Our main task is to help local SME to adopt a quality approach for sustainable tourism.