Netherlands' tourism board proposes travel bubble with Belgium and Germany
Topics: NETHERLANDS BELGIUM GERMANY
This bubble, with countries that are economically important for the Netherlands, will be especially important for the Dutch economy if the European Union’s Digital Green Certificate is not implemented by the start of the summer, NBTC director Jos Vranken argued.
“When looking at the greatest need for our tourism economy before this crisis, then you see that German and Belgian visitors made up 40% of the total visitors, so they represent a serious interest and could also strongly contribute to the recovery that is really needed,” said Vranken on Tuesday to radio station BNR.
He added that he would present the issue to the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs this week, as a bubble with Belgium and Germany could at least secure the arrival of visitors from those countries. ■