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Lithuania tourism booming and German visitors love it

Lithuania tourism booming and German visitors love it

Germans love to travel to Lithuania. It resulted n a record year in 2018 for Lithuania Tourism.

3,6 million people used accommodation services for at least one night while traveling in Lithuania; 1,7 million of them were foreign guests. That’s an 11.3% growth compared to 2017! In fact, the numbers are two times bigger than predicted by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.

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Last year, the biggest group of foreign guests came to Lithuania from Germany. That’s 214 100 people or 21.6% more than in 2017. These are the most significant numbers of German guests in Lithuania ever. The growth of guests from the UK has also been significant — the numbers have risen by 19.1%. 6.9% more guests from France, Italy and the Scandinavian countries discovered Lithuania last year.

Lithuania has been steadily investing in marketing itself in select countries; the tools and channels selected have proven themselves highly successful. Last year, we greeted 11.6% more guests from the US, 22.3% more guests from Japan, 20.6% more guests from China and 27.3% more guests from Israel.

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Town Hall Square is often the starting point for discovering

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The Pažaislis monastery is one of the most-visited objects of interest in Kaunas, fancied by both local travelers and guests from foreign countries. Pictures by A. Aleksandravičius.

The numbers provided by The Lithuanian Department of Statistics do not include accommodation at homesteads and Airbnb. It’s predicted that, if it were possible to accumulate, the total numbers would be approx. 30% bigger.

In 2022, Kaunas makes a date with Europe. The city, selected to be the capital of culture of the continent, today is getting ready to welcome its guests, share the idea of community and create a brand new content for Kaunas, Lithuania, Europe. The open Tempo Academy of Culture, lectures, discussions, exhibitions, performances and installations, the contemporary myth of Kaunas and the most insane ideas that are brought to life.

Dogs bring an immense feeling of happiness and joy. A visitor can go for an enjoyable ride through the forest paths around Kernavė in a sled pulled by friendly Alaskan huskies.

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