Flemish €20m Centenary Investment

Posted on centenarynews.com on 10 November 2011
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Date of publication: 10/11/2011

The Flemish Government is to invest €20m on restoring monuments and creating new exhibitions, ahead of an influx in visitors to Belgium for the WW1 Centenary.

Announcing the investment plans during a trip to Britain, the Flemish Tourism Minister, Geert Bourgeois, insisted that the move was not a cynical ploy to make money out of war but to invest in "peace tourism".  The area around Ypres expects a sharp increase in visitors for the Centenary between 2014-2018, with British visitors expected to be the largest contingent of tourists.

To read more about the Flemish plans go to this article by Maev Kennedy in The Guardian by clicking here.

Image courtesy Flemish Government website.