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Corona-proof self-catering popular on the Flemish coast

If hotel bookings on the coast slumped over the half-term break – only a quarter of rooms were booked, there is better news from the self-catering sector. In comparison with last year more people rented self-catering holiday accommodation on the Flemish coast during the half-term break this year.

Letting agencies managed to fill between 50% and 80% of their capacity.  Self-catering holiday accommodation is popular because it allows families to remain in their bubble and cook a good meal!

Some letting agencies have recorded extra booking for the second extended week of the holidays, but the West Flemish Tourist Authority Westtoer reports fewer day-trippers made for the Flemish coast this half-term; between 375,000 and 400,000.  Usually the figure is half a million.

Westtoer president Sabien Lahaye-Battheu says the agency will give its all to ensure tourist activity can resume properly next year.

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