UNESCO World Heritage in Lithuania: Do Tourists Know and Appreciate It?

UNESCO World Heritage in Lithuania: Do Tourists Know and Appreciate It?

2018-03-30

As many as 1,073 objects in 167 countries. This is the ambition of enthusiastic visitors of UNESCO World heritage sites who share their travel experiences on a special website. They also seek to visit four Lithuania’s values that are on the UNESCO World Heritage list. 

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            Benefit Brought by Tourism Increases

Benefit Brought by Tourism Increases

2018-02-28

Last year, Lithuania received 1.55 million foreign tourists who stayed at least one night, i.e. 4.3% more than in 2016, as seen from statistics on accommodation services. General growth in the industry, including local tourism, amounted to 6.6% last year. The number of tourists who were provided with accommodation constituted 2.92 million. 

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            Lithuania Is One of the Safest Countries for Tourists in the World

Lithuania Is One of the Safest Countries for Tourists in the World

2018-02-19

“Lithuania is a safe country for tourists to visit,” as demonstrated by the studies of the World Economic Forum and the Institute for Economics and Peace. Such studies are becoming increasingly more relevant because, according to international organisations for tourism, the countries’ safety will remain the principal factor while choosing to travel and will prevail over the price in 2018. 

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            Celebrate Lithuania’s centennial at the Telegraph Travel Show

Celebrate Lithuania’s centennial at the Telegraph Travel Show

2018-02-14

Lithuania has announced it will be exhibiting at the Telegraph Travel Show from 23rd -25th February 2018 at Excel in London for the first time. Focusing on Lithuania’s milestone anniversary, consumers will have the opportunity to see why Lithuania is one of the hottest destinations for this year and beyond. 

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            Embarking on a Centenary Expedition – with a Virtual “Guide”

Embarking on a Centenary Expedition – with a Virtual “Guide”

2018-01-22

The Department of Tourism invites us to begin the anniversary year by downloading a mobile application of the Centenary Route. From now on, a virtual “guide” will help you to search for a stuffed owl which used to be a pet of J. Basanavičius, a church built by a signatory using a barn’s planks, a monument cast from melted cents, villas which witnessed the stories of a resort town’s nudists, an apple-tree garden of A. Smetona or other distinctive features of the restored Lithuania.  

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            Let‘s Celebrate Together Centennial of Lithuania!

Let‘s Celebrate Together Centennial of Lithuania!

2017-12-29

Prestigious travel magazine Wanderlust has announced Lithuania along with Latvia and Estonia the hottest destination of 2018. The reason for that is 100th birthday of restoration of these states, therefore next year you will be able to see at least 100 times more than usually. 

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            Lithuanian Destination of Excellence: Pakruojis Manor

Lithuanian Destination of Excellence: Pakruojis Manor

2017-12-08

           In the Northern part of Lithuania which is notable for its brewery traditions and the cuisine of noblemen, on the right bank of the Kruoja River, there is a manor of classist style which was included in the Record Book as the biggest complex of manor buildings that has survived to the modern day in Lithuania. Here one can delve into the manor style life any season – in summer, and during the nocturnal shepherding event, also during the Christmas season and while listening to the fairy-tale about the Nutcracker and stories about noblemen fon Ropus, about the miracles of technology of that time, a wind mill or even the moustache of the Lithuanian Robin Hood, Tadas Blinda. Pakruojis Manor has been announced the Destination of Excellence of Lithuanian Cultural Tourism 2017. 

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            Lithuania’s ambition to become the leader of business tourism of the Baltic region

Lithuania’s ambition to become the leader of business tourism of the Baltic region

2017-12-07

Opportunities for organising business events in Lithuania are attractive not only to European countries, but also to the USA, Canada and Australia. Those seeking new business tourism destinations believe that the main strengths of Lithuania are the country’s security and sustainability, implementation of innovations, professional employees and even progress in the area of gastronomic tourism. 

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            About Lithuania – using no words

About Lithuania – using no words

2017-10-13

It is impossible to remain indifferent to Lithuania and experiences awaiting you here. A new video on Lithuania does not use words, but shows the most vivid emotions of tourists from around the world. In our country, what surprises them most? What takes their breath away? What puts them in a romantic mood? What makes them happy? The message for foreign tourists has been directed by Mykolas Vildžiūnas, while the author of the idea is the Department of Tourism. 

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            Growing impact of tourism on the Lithuanian economy

Growing impact of tourism on the Lithuanian economy

2017-10-13

It is the golden age for tourism now: during the first half of 2017, foreign tourists’ spending in Lithuania grew by almost one tenth and, compared to 2008, increased by almost 50 per cent, or EUR 210 million! This year, in the first six months, travel balance not only turned positive again, but also was one of the best during the last decade.  

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            Japan’s Two Tourism Awards Go To Lithuania

Japan’s Two Tourism Awards Go To Lithuania

2017-09-26

The third Japan Tourism Awards Ceremony hosted by the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) drew the name of Lithuania twice. The first award went to the State Department of Tourism for its long-standing successful cooperation with Latvia and Estonia in introducing the Baltic region in Japan and increasing tourism flows from the Land of the Rising Sun. The second award was conferred on Kaunas IN for the commemorative route of diplomat Chiune Sugihara in Kaunas and its promotion. 

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            Tourist Calculator for the First Half of the Year: The Number of Tourists in Lithuania Keeps Growing

Tourist Calculator for the First Half of the Year: The Number of Tourists in Lithuania Keeps Growing

2017-09-15

Residents of Germany, Italy, France, Great Britain, Sweden, Norway, Japan, China, the US and Israel. Changes in the flows of these particular tourists to Lithuania are closely monitored by the Department of Tourism. According to the newest statistical data of the first quarter of 2017, 210.7 thousand tourists from the aforementioned countries spent 1.059 million nights in our country from January to June. These two indicators are constantly increasing.  

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