On 18/05/2021, a bill was approved by the federal government that will introduce new rules on car taxation from 1 July 2023. Here is a summary:
- Petrol and diesel deductibility will be limited to 50% for hybrid company cars purchased after that date.
- The deductibility of fossil-fuelled passenger cars purchased between 01/07/23 and 31/12/25 will be capped degressively each year until 2028, where it will be zero.
- Tax deductibility will no longer be possible for fossil fuel cars purchased after this date.
- For non-polluting cars (100% electric or other technologies) purchased during 2026, tax deductibility will be 100%, but will decrease in subsequent years.
More information and details can be found in the following article : New regulation on car taxation and charging stations: what are the consequences (certifisc.be).
Dear members, dear outdoor tourism operators, here is a sample of useful links for post-flood management.
Walloon Government Decree: Recognition of public natural disasters from 14 to 16 July 2021
Individuals and legal entities have until 18 April 2022 to submit their application for compensation assistance to the Regional Disaster Authority.
Finally, in order to measure the extent of the damage suffered by businesses in the sector as a result of the floods, the OwT and the CGT are joining forces to refine the work involved in assessing the figures for the bad weather. If you are concerned, you are invited to complete their form: here
Other useful information: inondations.wallonie.be
We wish our affected partners a speedy return to normal!
Dear outdoor tourism operators, here is an overview of the measures you will find useful in the management of the Covid 19’s health crisis.
Ministerial Order, updated on : 27.07.21
Further useful information is available at the following links:
- General news and information: Belgium.be
- Summary of Royal Decrees relating to Covid 19 management: Listing AR
- Summary of compensation for companies: 1890.be
- Relance Tourisme : tourism support program
- Best practices guide: download
- Customize your communication tools with VISIT Wallonia
Let’s share good practices!
A few useful tips before setting off in your kayaks.
RAIN, DROUGHT AND WATER LEVELS
Kayaking depends on the weather:
- In the event of heavy rain, the water level can vary significantly from one day to the next, forcing kayak hire companies to close the activity for safety reasons.
- In the event of drought, the Walloon Region may prohibit kayaking on the river for environmental protection reasons.
Before setting off, don’t hesitate to ring your kayak hire company or check river openings on the Walloon Region website. HERE
PRACTICAL ADVICE :
- Whatever your age or size, a lifejacket is the best way to ensure your safety when kayaking.
- Make sure you wear appropriate clothing for the day’s Belgian weather: sun cream, cap or jacket and rain hat.
- We strongly advise you to wear shoes throughout the trip.
- The river remains natural, so please remain vigilant and behave responsibly towards the flora and fauna and other river users.
Thanks to Contrat-Rivère Ourthe for the visuals.
Link to Kayak legislation: http://kayak.environnement.wallonie.be/public/home
They say you never forget a bike? So, to each his own, let’s saddle up for an adventure in Wallonia.
THE 3 STEPS IN ORGANIZING A BIKE TOUR:
- Briefing: Reminder of the traffic regulations and the rules applying in the forest, distribution of equipment and safety gear (helmet, fluorescent waistcoat, etc.), explanation of the route, changes in altitude, possible difficulties, etc.
- Ready to go: To each his trail, to each his level. Set off at your own pace and take it easy on your bike.
- Take a break … A nice viewpoint, a spot in the shade or by the water, and then a little refreshment to get you going again.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Comfortable clothing suited to the weather, closed shoes and plenty of water.
- A word of advice: be careful with the weight of your backpack.
Supervised by a team of professional instructors, you can climb from tree to tree or through old quarries. The courses are adapted to your age and level, from the most athletic to beginners, so everyone can take up the challenge and have fun at the same time.
THE 3 STAGES OF THE ADVENTURE COURSE :
Briefing: You’ll be a little apprehensive at the start, but you’ll be given your individual protective equipment (harness, lanyard, karabiner, helmet, etc.) and taught the safety instructions.
Initiation: This is the time to get the hang of it, apply the instructions, familiarise yourself with the equipment and overcome the first obstacles.
Discovery: Now that you’re confident and have mastered the basic techniques, you’re ready for some new thrills. On the programme: monkey bridges, zip lines, nets, Tarzan jumps, double cables, death rides, etc. But also a feeling of freedom, challenging yourself, helping others and relieving stress.
- WHAT TO BRING :
Comfortable clothing and closed shoes.
- For added comfort, don’t hesitate to bring a pair of gloves.