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Holiday trend 2022: on Friendcation with friends 

  • 49% of the Belgians books at least 1 holiday with friends per year
  • Groups of friends want to share more than ever quality time and unique experiences
  • Low season periods popular: 48% of the Belgians prefers months of April and May for their low season holiday. Less crowds and lower prices are main reasons to choose for a stay during low season.

Belgium, March 31st 2022. Making up for lost time in the past two pandemic years, strengthening bonds and creating valuable memories together are the main reasons why friendcations are on the rise, according to Belvilla research among its guests. Are you also busy planning your holidays for the coming months? Take a look at your friends’ travel plans and start with the most difficult choice: a date that suits everyone. Then choose from one of the many holiday homes where you can enjoy a great friendcation together outside the high season.

The four of you… or the fifteen of you: a vacation with friends is blissful. You enjoy each other’s company to the fullest in a vacation home. Without sacrificing privacy and comfort.

You book a heavenly weekend in a bustling city. Or enjoy the vast nature of the countryside. Are you travelling outside the high season? Then you also benefit from competitive rates and a quiet environment. Convinced? Then take a look at the enormous selection at Belvilla. And choose which vacation home suits your small or large group of friends. Because you know what they say, spending time with your friends is blissful!

Research among Belgian guests on friendships
Recently, Belvilla by OYO surveyed its Belgian guests and found that the interest in a holiday with friends, also known as friendcation, is on the rise again. Now that we can get together again, the road is free to go out together. 49% of Belgian respondents say they plan a holiday with friends at least once a year. The low season is preferred because of lower prices and fewer crowds at the destination. Most favourite months for this are April and May, followed by September. Why choose a holiday home? Main reasons are the freedom and private space that a holiday home can offer. Planning a holiday with friends is often a hassle due to busy schedules and is therefore discussed well in advance, on average 1-3 months. Belvilla by OYO’s wide and varied offer in Europe, with more than 11,000 group homes ensures that as soon as joint travel dates are found, Belvilla is the one stop shop for every wish.

Traveling with the four of us
Traveling together is the perfect way to spend quality time with your friends. Are you planning a trip for three or four? The contemporary loft La Petite Différence takes you to the charming center of Spa. You chat in the cosy living room or on the enormous terrace. Afterwards you can plunge into a refreshing bath or seek out the sun on the sun loungers. 

You stay a stone’s throw from the thermal baths of Spa. Although you can easily book a massage at home. So you return home completely zen.

A journey for ten
The more the merrier’ is the motto of Hoeve 1919 in Moorslede, West Flanders. Up to ten guests can stay in this characteristic, tastefully restored vacation farm. They can relax in the large garden with terrace, in the whirlpool or the swimming pool. The farmhouse also has its own bar and a fireplace where you can enjoy a delicious barbecue. After all, there is nothing better than a balmy evening with the smell of a delicious barbecue, fresh drinks waiting for you and all your best friends around you!  

Time for an outing? Then cycle or walk through the green countryside. Or cross the French border for a short city trip to Lille. Tip: you can enjoy shopping there.  

On a trip to the Netherlands
Between Zwolle and Amsterdam, this modern vacation home in Zeewolde welcomes you to a quiet oasis. Up to six guests nestle into this handsome, white villa. They can enjoy a delicious barbecue in the sunny garden. Or they can plan a nice trip, because there is a lot to do in the neighborhood.

Zeewolde has its own beach and a golf club. Walkers stroll through the National Park New Land. Burgundy lovers discover culinary Holland in nearby Harderwijk. Thanks to the various lakes and ponds in the area, adventurous water sports enthusiasts can also indulge themselves here. Something for everyone!


You will find the full range of vacation accommodations on the Belvilla by OYO website. And now it’s time to gather your friends! #friendcation #fun

Belvilla also reminds that before booking, it is necessary to consult and comply with the official measures in place in connection with the pandemic at each destination.

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