Target Audience of inbound tourism are European countries, more than 90 percent tourists visiting Lithuania are from Europe. According to State Tourism Department ,inbound tourism forecast will not change – main countries from what people are coming to visit our country are Belarus, Russia, Poland, Germany and Latvia. This stable top five is not changing during for several years.
This year has been noticed the fast-growing number of tourists from Norway, Ukraine and United Kingdom . Also increases tourists flows from United States., Japan and China. Stabilized arriving number of tourists from Poland. Under an optimistic forecast of the State Department of Tourism, this year estimates 8 percent. inbound tourism growth, that should exceed 2 millions of foreign tourists.
Starting from July of Lithuanian Presidency in EU Council undoubtedly will have a positive impact on growing tourism.
According to the statistics, every second foreign tourist coming to Lithuania is going to spend a leisure time, vacation, almost a quarter of them here keeps the business and professional affairs. 17 percent of tourists arrives to Lithuania visit friends, relatives, and 3 per cent enjoy spa and other wellness services.
Last year Lithuania has visited over a million tourists from the abroad.