Media representatives from countries which are subject to visa requirements and who wish to cover the ministerial meetings that will take place in Luxembourg during the Presidency must have a valid passport and visa.
Visa requests must be submitted in person to a Luxembourg embassy or consulate or to the embassy or consulate of a country belonging to the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement (which represents Luxembourg for issuing visas) in the applicant’s country of residence.
Please make sure you apply for your visa in sufficient time.
The Presidency is not in charge of hotel reservations for media representatives.
Media representatives who wish to receive information about hotels in Luxembourg should contact the Luxembourg City Tourist Office.
Luxembourg City Tourist Office (LCTO)
(Opening times: Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Tel.: (+352) 22 28 09 or (+352) 22 75 65
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Note for media representatives wishing to create a portrait of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Accredited media representatives can contact the National Tourist Board (Office national du tourisme, ONT) and the Luxembourg City Tourist Office (LCTO) for assistance in creating touristic reports on the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg during the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
- Guided tours throughout the country
The ONT, in partnership with the LCTO and the Regional Tourist Boards (Offices régionaux du tourisme, ORT), can provide thematic (touristic) guided tours throughout the country. The starting point, time and duration of the guided route will be established according to the availability of the media representatives. For organisational reasons, it is recommended, or even required, to contact the ONT’s Press Service a few days before the arrival in Luxembourg.
Information on touristic programmes in the different regions of the Grand Duchy is available on the ONT Press site: http://press.visitluxembourg.com/en.
The ONT offers media representatives who are interested in the touristic offer in Luxembourg the “Luxembourg Card”, a pass which gives free access to more than 70 museums and tourist attractions throughout the entire Grand Duchy. The pass also allows free use of public transport (trains and buses on the national public transport network).
Furthermore, next to the information for the press, the ONT makes an important selection of photos of the Grand Duchy available to the media representatives. The photos can be downloaded from the website http://press.visitluxembourg.com/en. The reproduction of the photos is only permitted if the copyright is mentioned.
- Guided tours of the capital
The LCTO can provide quick guided tours of the capital and hereby assist journalists in the creation of their portraits of the destination. For organisational reasons, media representatives should contact the LCTO Press Service a few days before the arrival in Luxembourg.
- Reference websites
If media representatives want to communicate information on the touristic offer in Luxembourg to the general public, they are kindly asked to mention in their reports the reference websites of the ONT, www.visitluxembourg.com, and of the LCTO, www.lcto.lu.
National Tourist Board
Tel.: (+352) 42 82 82-45
Luxembourg City Tourist Office
30, place Guillaume II
Tel.: (+352) 47 96-4722
Mobile: (+352) 691 984 722
From June 2015 to January 2016, the Luxembourg Government, in partnership with the City of Luxembourg and the City of Esch-sur-Alzette, offers free Internet access on the territories of these respective cities, via the Wi-Fi HOTCITY network.
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Free network name in the City of Esch-sur-Alzette: CITYESCHFREE
A secured Wi-Fi network is also available to accredited media representatives. For further information, please contact the “media info” desk.
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