Contact Toerisme Leiestreek
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Can be reached by phone and email during working hours on weekdays.
T +32 (0)56 24 99 95
Toerisme Leiestreek was established on 5 September 2000. It unites 27 Lys Valley municipalities around a few common objectives:
- tourist-recreational policy planning
- improvement of the tourist-recreational structure &
- promoting the Lys Valley as a tourist-recreational region
Important point of attention include cycling & walking, water tourism, and art and culture on the waterfront. The functioning of Toerisme Leiestreek is based on the Strategic Policy Plan Tourism & Recreation 2011-2018 for the Lys Valley. This plan lays out the major strong points for several years.
Because the Lys Valley crosses provincial borders, Toerisme Leiestreek was given the structure of a non-profit organisation. The board includes representatives from municipalities in East Flanders and West Flanders. Toerisme Leiestreek is run by a regional manager who is assisted by a regional marketing employee and a regional assistant.
Toerisme Leiestreek works closely together with the tourism departments of the 27 Lys Valley municipalities. On a structural level, Toerisme Leiestreek also works closely together with Lys sans Frontières, the sister organisation of the French Lys Valley. The Lys River, from the source to the estuary, is the leitmotiv in this cross-border collaboration.