Flanders, Brussels, and Wallonia have mounted a campaign to promote awareness in the India market of these beautiful regions of Belgium in central Europe. The occasion marking this push to the Indian tourist market is the State visit to India by the King and Queen of the Belgians.
Articulate tourism leaders of the three regions, led by Visit Flanders CEO, Peter De Wilde, spoke eloquently in New Delhi, India, today, November 8, of the many attractions of these Belgian destinations. The idea was to tell the travel trade and media at a travel seminar that the three areas are ready to welcome MICE traffic also, apart from the leisure tourism segment.
Each of the areas detailed the cultural, culinary, historical, natural beauty, and innovations, along with the capability of hosting conference delegates from India, as well as the availability of vegetarian food. They also spoke of coming events and upcoming facilities and attractions, including museums and new convention centers. Beer and chocolates were also pointed out as major Belgian attractions.
The diamond connection between India and Belgium, as well as the glass industry, was also highlighted. The speakers stressed the importance of visiting places not normally covered in tourist itineraries. Indian Tourism Minister K. J. Alphons said that Belgium was being visited more and more by the growing outbound traffic of travelers from India.