As a journalist, you’re always on the lookout for interesting, but mainly correct and up-to-date information about the destination of your choice.
That’s what your clients or readers expect from you, and rightly so.
The Ghent Tourist Office is the place to be! The Press & Trade department has all the information you need and is there to help you all day – and sometimes even at night.
This expert team boasting years of experience in the organisation of custom visits to the city and assistance to visitors can answer all your questions and keep you informed of everything Ghent has to offer.
Assets and highlights
Ghent is still a well-kept secret and is definitely worth a visit. Visitors who are already familiar with the city have become loyal ambassadors. Ghent has so much more to offer than the Castle of the Counts and the splendid views of Graslei and Korenlei. It offers an unique combination of authenticity, creativity and natural local flair. What’s more, it’s a human-scaled city in the heart of Flanders with added value thanks to its many waterways.
What makes Ghent unique?
First of all it has an excellent location. And of course The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, the triptych by the Van Eyck brothers that is displayed at St Bavo’s Cathedral. Moreover, Ghent is the only city with a lighting plan, that illuminates the streets and buildings at night, showcasing them from a different angle. Ghent is also the festival city of Flanders, boasting the largest outdoor city festival in Europe. And if you’re a fan of flowers, you’ll undoubtedly know that Ghent hosts a highly prestigious flower exhibition, the Floralies. Last but not least: which other city has a real castle in its city centre?
Why Ghent, according to others?
Renowned opinion makers have branded Ghent a beautiful destination. Our city is praised in many ways far across our national borders: by National Geographic Traveler Magazine and Lonely Planet, it was crowned UNESCO City of Music, Veggie Capital of Europe, City of Light etc.
In the press
This section links to the press releases on the site for individual visitors.
Facts & figures
1,936 hotel rooms
1,407 groups welcomed per year (2012) (management plan)
891,983 overnight stays per year (2012)
547,678 leisure overnight stays (2012)
180,181 conference overnight stays (2012)
164,125 business overnight stays (2012)
Top 5 countries of origin for the overnight stays: Belgium, the Netherlands, United kingdom, Germany and France
1,690,826 visitors to monuments and museums (2012)
Top months: April, May, June, July and August