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Last year Lithuanian accommodation establishments were mostly delighted by tourists from Israel, Ukraine, Japan, Latvia and the United States

2015-03-02

Last year at Lithuanian accommodation establishments stayed 2.4 million of tourists, 8.2 % more than in 2013. Number of foreign tourist in accommodation establishments of the country in 2014 increased to 1.3 million, the number of local tourists exceeded 1 million.

Of the three Baltic states last year was very successful for Latvian tourism sector. It is believed that tourists were attracted to Latvia by last year events of European Capital of Culture which took place in Riga. An inbound tourism in Latvia grew by 14.5 %, in Lithuania by 7.7 %, and in Estonia by 2.2 %.

Local tourism grew in all three Baltic states: in Latvia by 13.2 %, in Lithuania by 8.8. % , in Estonia by 6.1 %.   

The flow of tourists form Russia last year fell in all three Baltic states. In Latvia the number of Russian tourists decreased by 4.1 %, 9.6 % in Estonia. Advance forecasts of State Department of Tourism have proven in Lithuania- we attained 8.8 % less of Russian tourists during 2014 ( in the fourth quarter of last year, the decline of Russian tourists amounted to 19.7 %).
 
“The advance forecasts have proven that the loss of Russian tourists will be offset by increase of flows from other most important markets of Lithuanian inbound tourism and the neighbouring Baltic countries. In the firs TOP-10 of the most important markets of Lithuanian inbound tourism fell Russia and Poland (- 7.7 %) and the highest growth was noted by Ukraine (+65.2 %), Latvia (+25.9 %), USA (+24,8 %) and Italy (+16.9 %). We are also very pleased with results of Germany and Estonia. From Germany we attained 9.1 % more of tourists, 13 % more from Estonia, and in the first time USA entered the TOP- 10 of the most important markets of Lithuanian inbound tourism. The overall number of tourist did not decreased from Eastern markets: not only market of Ukraine but also of Belorussia grew (+15.9 %),“ – by reviewing last year’s tourism indicators says the Director of the State Department of Tourism Jurgita Kazlauskien
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In the second TOP-10 the highest growth was noted by Israel- we attained tourists from this country even two times more than in 2013. The second according the growth is Japanese (+ 44.1 %). Tourism from Norway grew by 14.4 %, 11.6 % from Sweden, 8.6 % from Spain, nearly 7 % from each France and Denmark.



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