Date of latest update: 29 July 2020
Great! We're finally starting to get closer again. Apart from the 1.5m social distancing rule, almost nothing separates us from our visitors. Deconfinement is in progress. Europe and Brussels are opening up. Everyday life and urban activities are starting up once again…
visit.brussels and Brussels' tourism actors, whatever their size, are working together. The health crisis has affected everyone, all sectors and stakeholders. Concrete support is being proposed.
Conference and congress organisers, international associations, hotels, tourist attractions, museums and cultural players, activity organisers, event halls, caterers, restaurants... Together we are stronger!
On this page, you will find regularly updated information for Brussels tourism stakeholders.
A €5,000,000 fund for Brussels’ tourism stakeholders and event organisers
Are you an essential actor of Brussels’ tourism, cultural and events sectors? In order to support you financially, five substantial and cumulative funds have been made available to you. The allocation of projects has begun. In total, no less than €5,000,000 will support actors like you until September 2020.
Discover the scope of these funds, the detailed calls for proposals, forms, FAQs and dedicated teams to help you:
A gradual recovery plan
Since the beginning of the lockdown, there has been no shortage of ideas and visit.brussels decided to bring together several of the key players of business and leisure tourism in Brussels as well as international associations in order to collectively build the post-COVID-19 era. Thus, since the beginning of April 2020, hundreds of stakeholders have been regularly exchanging ideas with their peers, supporting each other and developing different scenarios for a recovery. The objective is to initiate the recovery collectively and in a spirit of solidarity. Discover more information on the five working groups that were created and their objectives.
Would you like to contribute to the debate on how to develop a sustainable recovery? Then join us! Contact Céline Batteauw by phone: +32 476 82 77 31 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Campaign "No Br_sels without us"
It includes the launch of a major marketing campaign to promote the destination among the Belgian and international public. The aim of this campaign is to give a new boost to the tourism sector. The agency FamousGrey won the call for projects with its concept: No Br_sels without us - Who better than the people of Brussels to help you discover the vibe and cultural richness of the European capital? See press release
For this campaign, we have collected together a whole range of resources and merchandise that you can use at your leisure to help boost Brussels' cultural scene. Kit media
A Task Force to deal with the socio-economic impact
A regional Task Force, bringing together Brussels' OIPs (Public Interest Bodies) and political representatives, has been meeting regularly since 4 March 2020. As the OIP representing the tourism sector, visit.brussels is part of this Task Force.
The objectives of this Task Force are to evaluate the socio-economic impact of COVID-19, to provide regular monitoring of the situation and to analyse concrete measures to be implemented at the Brussels regional level. The role of visit.brussels is to ensure that the questions, needs and demands of the tourism sector are taken into account in regional policy decisions.
Socio-economic information, documents and useful links
- Information service for companies in Brussels (by 1819.brussels): including information on economic support measures and links to information provided by employers organisations from various sectors, the BECI, social secretariats.
- Coronavirus and its conséquences (by Federal Public Service Economy): economic impact, information for businesses and information for travellers.
- Coronavirus, preventive measures and labour law implications (by Federal Public Service Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue).
- Decree outlining what's prohibited in the Brussels-Capital Region (by the Belgian Federal Government).
- Information about temporary unemployment due to the CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 pandemic (by the ONEM, the National Employment Office).
- Economic and social measures taken by the government of the Brussels-Capital Region to support the most impacted sectors (by Sven Gatz, Minister for the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, in charge of Finances, Budget, Civil Service, the Promotion of Multilingualism and the Image of Brussels).
- Useful resources for international associations (compiled by visit.brussels' Association Bureau)
- Information on and prices of masks and protective equipment - Masks: 7 designs available
Useful information for your visitors
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