With an aim to attract more tourists from India, AWEX, Visit Brussels and Wallonia Belgium Tourism jointly organized a spectacular Tourism Training event–The Hidden Gems of Belgium–in Pune. The event was organised in association with Maratha Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture and TAAP.
Ms Emmanuelle Timmermans, Mrs Ellona Pereira from Visit Brussels presented hidden gems of the Tourist Destination.
Introducing Wallonia to the audience, Trade and Investment commissioner from AWEX, Ms Emmanuelle Timmermans said, “This event was organized, as we realized that even regular visitors to Belgium are not always aware of some of the hidden gems of Belgium. One of those is the new sensational city of Dinant, which was voted one of Europe’s Best Destinations in 2019.”
She further highlighted the most popular tourist attractions in Wallonia. SPA is one of Belgium’s main tourist spot. The spa is famous for its several natural mineral springs. It is also the location of mineral water producer and where the term “spa” originates from.
Wallonia is well known for its castles, one of the major attractions is “Radhadesh” is a spiritual place which has an impressive castle turned into a temple complex called the ISKON Temple. The castle has been restored and transformed into a spiritual oasis where the visitors can explore the colourful Indian traditions. Wallonia is home to the second largest cave in the world called, “Caves of Han” is also an excellent option for MICE Tourism and Family segments.
Educational Tourism is also growing rapidly since a few years and Euro Space Centre experiences a large amount of Indian tourists including all major Indian Schools. The European Space Centre provides a virtual reality experience.
Another major attraction is the City of Brussels is creating the Beer Palace which will be opened near the Grand Place. Brussels is the second most cosmopolitan city in the world and is well-known for heritage tours so be it Grand Place, MannekinPis., Belgian Comic Strip tour, Atomium, Mini Europe or Flying Restaurant, we have it all! it is also called ‘The city of Museums’.
We showcased different itineraries for FIT, Luxury, MICE, Group and Educational Tourism.
Wallonia tourism is truly “Hidden Gems” as many truths are unknown to the world. Tourists believe more in unique experiences such as amazing activities, beautiful memories, mysterious places. Wallonia is one destination for all generation group and for all type of tourism interests let it be, FIT, Luxury, family, MICE or educational tourism, Wallonia has lots to offer to everyone.” The event witnessed all major tour operators at the event.
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