Where tourists went and which regions benefited from their stay is clear in the data gathered from visitors.
The Moselle and Mullerthal regions both recorded an increase in visitor numbers, up 11.2% and 5.8% respectively.
Despite, seeing visit numbers fall 3.7% in the Ardennes region, two sites in this region featured in the top 10 attractions cited by visitors.
Vianden castle was the third-most visited site (171,722) while the télésiège or lift in Vianden was the seventh (81,945).
The top attraction cited by tourists was guided tours in the capital (273,480), followed by Parc Merveilleux in Bettembourg (222,839).
The Mullerthal trail saw a substantial increase in interest, with visitor numbers rising 16.3%, as did the butterfly museum in Grevenmacher, whose numbers rose 10%.
“Interest in the Mullerthal trail is a trend we’ve been observing for several years now, especially among active tourists for cycling,” Luxembourg for Tourism director Anne Hoffmann told Delano, adding: “There are some paths close to very good restaurants. That can be a very good reason to go, above all for the Belgian tourists who come back.”
The number of visits to Luxembourg City’s tourist office fell slightly from 2015 to 2016.
This, Hoffmann explained, continued a trend seen across Europe whereby tourists increasingly use their smartphones to find information.