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Destination Lithuania
Reference Year 2011
Overnight Arrivals 1.6 million
Bednights 3.3 million
Length of Stay 2.07 nights
Arrivals Development since 2005 +33%
Bednights Development since 2005 +27%
No. of coll. Establishments 538 est.
No. of Bedplaces in coll. Est. 38,000 beds
Europeans interested in Lithuania 2012 1.6 million
Tourism Share of GDP (total contribution) 4.2%
Tourism Share of Workforce (total contribution) 4.0%
No. of UNESCO World Heritage Sites 4 sites
NTO Website: http://www.travel.lt/index.php?lang=2
Statistics Website: http://www.stat.gov.lt

In Lithuania 3.3 million overnight stays were made at collective accommodation establishments during the year 2011. Compared to 2010, this means an increase of 18%. Most overnight stays at collective accommodation establishments in Lithuania were made by people living outside Lithuania, 1.9 million overnight stays or 58% during 2011. The number of overnight stays in 2011 made by Lithuanians were 1.4 million. Russia, Poland, Germany and Latvia are the largest foreign markets and stand for 47% foreign overnight stays. Asia is the biggest market outside Europe with 69,000 overnight stays. USA stands for 48,000 overnight stays during the year 2011.

If you are interested in historic data, here you can find the complete BASTIS data for the destination Lithuania withthe base year 2009: Destination:Lithuania2009

Contents

Use of Accommodations

Icon Pen.pngSources and Definitions

The main source for Tourism Accommodation and Capacity Statistics in Lithuania is the Eurostat database[1]. Here the most harmonised and complete European Tourism Statistics can be found. Hence we use definitions according to Eurostat directives:

Hotels and similar Other collective accommodation

Hotels = all establishments
Similar establishments = all establishments

Holiday dwellings = all establishments
Camping sites = all establishments
Other collective accomodation n.e.s. = all establishments

As additional sources TourMIS[2] and Statistics Lithuania[3] are used complementary with clearly marked references.

Icon Arrival.pngArrivals

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Arrivals in all collective accommodation establishments 1.0 million 1.2 million 1.3 million 1.6 million 1.6 million 1.2 million1.4 million1.6 million
Arrivals development compared to previous year+33.5%+20.4%+16.4%+15.7%+2.6%-21.6%+9.1%+15.8%
  • Arrivals by kind of accommodation 2011:
1.4 million hotels and similar (90%)
0.03 million tourist campsites (2%)
0.2 million other collective accommodation (8%)
  • Domestic/international arrivals 2011:
0.7 million domestic arrivals (40%)
0.9 million international arrivals (60%):
14% Poland
14% Russia
12% Germany
7% Latvia
4% Estonia
4% Finland
3% UK
3% Italy
3% France
3% Sweden
3% USA

Icon Night.pngOvernights

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Overnight stays in all collective accommodation establishments 2.2 million 2.6 million 2.9 million 3.2 million 3.2 million 2.5 million 2.8 million 3.3 million
Overnight stays development compared to previous year+30.6%+21.0%+11.9%+11.2%-0.5%-21.6%+12.0%+17.9%

Tourmis-logo.png For your convenience here you find a detailed tabulation on the development of overnight stays in Lithuania from the TourMIS database. And here you can find the corresponding graph.

  • Overnight stays by kind of accommodation 2011:
2.8 million hotels and similar (87%)
0.1 million touristic campsites (2%)
0.4 million other collective accommodation (11%)
  • Domestic/international overnight stays 2011:
1.4 million domestic overnight stays (42%)
1.9 million international overnight stays (58%):
16% Russia
14% Poland
12% Germany
5% Latvia
4% Finland
3% Italy
3% UK
3% France
3% Spain
3% Estonia
3% US
Tourmis-logo.png For your convenience here you find a detailed tabulation on the source markets of overnight stays in Lithuania from the TourMIS database
  • Seasonality overnight stays 2011:
0.5 million Winter [Jan., Feb., Dec.] (16%)
0.7 million Spring [Mar.-May] (21%)
1.3 million Summer [Jun.-Aug.] (40%)
0.7 million Autumn [Sep.-Nov.] (23%)
Tourmis-logo.png For your convenience here you find a detailed tabulation on the seasonality of overnight stays in Lithuania from the TourMIS database. Here you find the corresponding graph.
  • Regional distribution of overnight stays 2011:
Eurostat collects and publishes statistical data on different geographical levels according to the "Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics, NUTS". In Lithuania, NUTS 2 is identical with the whole country, this means that Eurostat does not deliver any regional information on overnight stays.

Icon Length.pngLength of stay

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Average length of stay in all collective accommodation establishments 2.27 nights 2.28 nights 2.19 nights 2.10 nights 2.04 nights 2.04 nights 2.05 nights 2.07 nights
  • Average length of stay by kind of accommodation 2011:
2.01 nights hotels and similar
1.71 nights tourist campsites
3.24 nights other collective accommodation
  • Average length of stay by domestic/international travellers 2011:
2.18 nights domestic travellers
2.00 nights international travellers

Accommodation Capacities

Icon Establishments.png Number of collective tourism establishments

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Number of all collective accommodation establishments 529 est. 524 est. 515 est. 529 est. 542 est. 556 est. 553 est. 538 est.
Capacity development (establishments) compared to previous year+8.4%-0.9%-1.7%+2.7%+2.5%+2.6%-0.5%-2.7%
  • Number of collective tourism establishments by kind of accommodation 2011:
379 hotels and similar establishments (70%)
20 tourist campsites (4%)
139 other collective accommodation (26%)

Icon Bed.pngBedplaces in collective tourism establishments

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Number of bedplaces in all collective accommodation establishments 32,000 beds 31,000 beds 32,000 beds 33,000 beds 34,000 beds 36,000 beds 36,000 beds 38,000 beds
Capacity development (beds) compared to previous year+10.3%-3.2%+2.0%+4.5%+0.7%+7.0%=+5.6%
  • Number of bedplaces in collective tourism establishments by kind of accommodation 2011:
26,000 bedplaces in hotels and similar (69%)
3,000 bedplaces in tourist campsites (8%)
9,000 bedplaces in other collective accommodation (23%)
  • Regional distribution of tourism capacities (beds) 2011:
Eurostat collects and publishes statistical data on different geographical levels according to the "Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics, NUTS". In Lithuania, NUTS 2 is identical with the whole country, this means that Eurostat does not deliver any regional information on tourism capacities.

Icon Size.png Average size of collective tourism establishments

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Average number of bedplaces per collective accommodation establishments 61 beds 60 beds 62 beds 63 beds 62 beds 64 beds 66 beds 70 beds
  • Average size of collective tourism establishments by kind of accommodation 2011:
hotels and similar: 69 bedplaces
tourist campsites: 149 bedplaces
other collective accommodation: 65 bedplaces

Utilisation of bedplaces (hotels and similar)

2011 Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Net use of bedplaces23% 22% 26% 28% 35% 41%47%49%37%31%29%27%
Gross use of bedplaces22% 22% 25% 28% 34% 40%46%47%36%30%28%26%

Please note: Eurostat does not deliver more detailed data on the utilisation of bedplaces. There are some more details on the occupancy rate of rooms and beds in hotels and motels available at Statistics Lithuania.

Holiday travellers 2011 to Lithuania

Based on the Flash Eurobarometer 334 [4] of March 2012 we can identify the holiday travellers to Lithuania 2011 of the 408 million citizens aged 15+ years in the 27 EU member states (EU27).

Flag of Lithuania.pngLithuania as holiday destination 2011

0.3% (1.2 million) of all EU27 citizens have travelled to Lithuania for a minimum of 4 nights in 2011. These 1.2 million persons live in the following source markets:

52% Lithuania
14% Poland
13% UK
7% Germany
5% Latvia
3% Italy
2% France
2% Estonia
1% Netherlands
1% Denmark

Icon Tree.pngNature holiday: Holiday travellers 2011 to Lithuania

  • The Flash Eurobarometer 334 identifies 18% (44 million) of all EU27 citizens whose main reason for going on a holiday in 2011 was "nature (mountain, lake, landscape etc.)":
0.5% (0.2 million) of the EU27 nature motivated travelled to Lithuania for a minimum of 4 nights in 2011. Upside down this means: For 19% of the 1.2 million EU27 citizens who travelled to Lithuania in 2011 the main reason for going on holidays in 2011 was "nature (mountain, lake, landscape etc)." [EU27: 18%]

Icon Castle.pngCultural holiday: Holiday travellers 2011 to Lithuania

  • The Flash Eurobarometer 334 identifies 14% (34 million) of all EU27 citizens whose main reasons for going on holidays in 2011 was "culture/religion":
0.7% (0.2 million) of the EU27 culture/religion motivated travelled to Lithuania for a minimum of 4 nights in 2011. Upside down this means: For 19% of the 1.2 million EU27 citizens who travelled to Lithuania in 2011 the main reason for going on holidays in 2011 was "culture/religion" [EU27: 14%]

Interest in Lithuania as a Holiday destination

Based on the Flash Eurobarometer 334 [4] of March 2012 we can identify the interest for their holiday destinations 2012 of the 408 million citizens aged 15+ years in the 27 EU member states (EU27).

0.4% (1.6 million) of all EU27 citizens are interested in Lithuania as their holiday destination 2012. These 1.6 million persons live in the following source markets:

66% Lithuania
7% UK
7% Germany
5% Latvia
4% Poland
3% Sweden
2% Italy
2% Spain
1% Austria
1% Estonia

The economic dimension of travel and tourism

GDP: DIRECT CONTRIBUTION
The direct contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP was LTL 1,736.0 mn (1.6% of total GDP) in 2011, and is forecast to fall by 2.5% in 2012, and to rise by 4.9% pa, from 2012-2022, to LTL 2,720.7 mn in 2022 (in constant 2011 prices).

GDP: TOTAL CONTRIBUTION
The total contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP was LTL 4,451.2 mn (4.2% of GDP) in 2011, and is forecast to fall by 2.9% in 2012, and to rise by 4.6% pa to LTL 6,799.1 mn in 2022.

EMPLOYMENT: DIRECT CONTRIBUTION
In 2011 Travel & Tourism directly supported 22,500 jobs (1.6% of total employment). This is expected to fall by 3.3% in 2012 and rise by 1.6% pa to 25,000 jobs (1.7% of total employment) in 2022.

EMPLOYMENT: TOTAL CONTRIBUTION
In 2011, the total contribution of Travel & Tourism to employment, including jobs indirectly supported by the industry, was 4.0% of total employment (56,000 jobs). This is expected to fall by 4.0% in 2012 to 54,000 jobs and rise by 1.1% pa to 60,000 jobs in 2022 (4.0% of total).

VISITOR EXPORTS
Visitor exports generated LTL 3,124.9 mn (4.0% of total exports) in 2011. This is forecast to fall by 2.1% in 2012, and grow by 6.5% pa, from 2012-2022, to LTL 5,745.2 mn in 2022 (3.6% of total).

INVESTMENT
Travel & Tourism investment in 2011 was LTL 576.3 mn, or 3.1% of total investment. It should rise by 13.9% in 2012, and rise by 6.5% pa over the next ten years to LTL 1,226.7 mn in 2022 (3.4% of total).

Source: World Travel & Tourism Council - Travel & Tourism Economic Impact 2012 [5]

Heritage attractions

Unesco banner.pngUNESCO World Heritage Sites

At the moment (2012), there are 4 Lithuanian heritage sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The 4 cultural World Heritage sites are:

All sites are situated in the Baltic Sea Region. Click here to access the official UNESCO website for Lithuania.

BASTIS Logo.jpgBASTIS Heritage Sites

At the moment (Dec. 2012), the users of BASTIS have entered 5 Lithuanian heritage attractions into BASTIS:

Please be aware that all this information (number and selection of attractions, content of the profiles) is solely in the resposibility of the authors who contributed this information to BASTIS.

Miscellaneous

References

  1. Eurostat database 2011 [1]
  2. TourMIS database 2011 [2]
  3. Statistics Lithuania [3]
  4. 4.0 4.1 European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 334, March 2012: Survey on the attitudes of Europeans towards tourism [4]
  5. World Travel & Tourism Council - Travel & Tourism Economic Impact 2012 [5]