Holiday getaway parks and camping websites will reopen from Monday

Saturday, 06 February 2021

Belgium’s parks and camping sites can reopen from Monday, subsequent the lifting of a ministerial decree issued three months ago that had requested them to stay closed.

This was introduced by Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, right after the Consultative Committee on Friday agreed to apply a decision by the Council of Condition to suspend the ministerial decree, “under incredibly rigorous conditions.”

On Tuesday, the Council of Condition granted a petition by Recread, the organisation symbolizing operators of Flemish camping internet sites and family vacation parks, to be supplied the very same situations as motels and non-collective holiday vacation residences, which have been authorized to stay open up.

“Vacation parks and tenting web pages at last have a possibility to emerge from the crisis,” Recread commented on Friday.

Not all web sites will be capable to reopen on Monday, in accordance to the organisation, which also does not expect a huge inflow of vacationers.

The Flemish tourism organisation, Toerisme Vlaanderen, said it was “full of hope for the future” following Friday’s decision. ”The Consultative Committee has at last presented our tourism sector constructive news,” CEO Peter De Wilde commented.

The director of Wallonia’s federation of tenting websites, Christian Alard, stated he was relieved by the determination.

“We’re now going to be equipped to marshall all our forces and construction ourselves to the fullest to kickstart the season in April and absolutely everyone will profit,” Alard pointed out. “We’re happy the politicians have an understanding of that the infrastructure is adapted to the specifications.”

Middle Parcs-De Vossemeren, Les Ardennes park, Park De Haan, and Sunpark Oostduinkerke aan Zee will choose in their very first vacationers on 12 February. Middle Parcs Erperheide and Sunparks Kempense Meren will open someday later.

“We’re delighted to be capable to welcome people, after yet again, for well-deserved Spring holidays,” said the director of Centre Parcs and Sunparks Belgique, Erwin Dezeure.

He recalled that his group has teamed up with the KIWA certification physique to have out periodic assessments of compliance with overall health actions.

The Brussels Times