Luxembourg no longer just a stop-over for tourists
Luxembourg's attractiveness as a tourism hub was confirmed in a tourist survey which showed that 97 percent considered it a destination rather than just a stop-over.
The survey, which quizzed 3,071 visitors from July 2012 to July 2013, revealed that visitors most appreciated the Grand Duchy's capital, as well as the country's architecture, landscape and hospitality during their stay.
In addition, the majority of visitors polled visit more than one region of the country. Nearly two thirds of visitors (62 percent) who stayed overnight visited at least two regions and nearly half (44 percent) who stayed in the capital visited at least two regions.
The average age for new visitors to the country seemed to be lower than that of regular visitors. These new tourists tended towards the luxury gastronomy city packages rather than family-friendly holidays.
Of those polled, nearly nine out of ten (88 percent) said they would recommend Luxembourg to friends and relatives as a tourism destination.
Luxembourg's Tourism Ministry welcomed the survey's findings.
“We find that visitors are very satisfied with our tourism offering. The policy of encouraging and supporting investment in tourism infrastructure, operated continuously since 1978 by the Ministry of Tourism through its ongoing five-year plans for tourist facilities, is definitely paying off,” the ministry said in a press statement.
It added that it was important to continue to invest in promotional tools to reach new visitors and improve the image of Luxembourg as a tourism destination.