Since the 3rd of October, Ardennes-Etape has been part of the Danish Novasol group, leader in holiday home rental in Europe.
For over thirteen years, the Guide Ardennes-Pass is re-edited on a yearly base. It gets adjusted and updated in order to provide high quality touristic information to the holidaymakers that have opted for the Belgian Ardennes. Purpose: promoting the «Ardennes» destination.
Early 2015, the Ardennes-Etape staff and management was trained. By end 2015, everybody adopted the method. Finding a flaw? Impossible: in this stage, everything is running smoothly!
One year ago, a new European directive that turned the whole tourism industry upside down, was implemented. No more unexpected additional costs: displayed price = paid price! A small revolution with big results!
Each and every year, the traditional summer interview hands the mic over to beach lovers, ice-cream vendors, the coast guard, restaurateurs,… These summer jobs are well-known. Yet, many remain under the radar because the media doesn’t discuss them. We aim our focus on such a profession, owner of an Ardennes holiday home…
12 versions, 12 yearly editions, and each time more novelties. This year, the Ardennes-Pass Guide dedicates a portion of its 372 pages to restaurants in the Ardennes full of character! A guide filled with lots of tips, which has the sole purpose of promoting the destination «Ardennes »!
Nothing ventured, nothing gained! By displaying the total price to pay for its 1400 holiday homes, Ardennes-Etape has become the first actor on the market who strives for 100% transparency. The results speak for themselves!
Valentine’s Day, it’s become a synonym for the most commercial holiday. Who still goes along with this in 2015? A special menu at the restaurant charging you double. Specialties with chocolate of dubious quality. The Valentine’s hearts might make you feel a bit unwell…
And if we threw all of this out the window? Meet three holiday-makers heading out to the Ardennes, Valentine or not.
It’s official, the economic crisis has reached or neighbours to the north. A half million less Dutch travellers took off on vacation in 2014. A hit for the tourist industry in Belgium? Not really… Some industry actors do not succumb to this downward trend: Ardennes-Etape and the Domain of the Han Caves boast positive numbers.
Six episodes, close to two million viewers, a good cause, four celebrity Dutchmen and the Belgian Ardennes in a leading role. To promote our beautiful region as an excellent holiday destination for Dutch travellers, that’s the aim of ‘Wie opent het slot?’.