Number of tourists visiting Vilnius has increased by 23 percent
The Department of Statistics announced that number of guests in the capital city of Lithuania last year reached the number of 680 thousand (520 thousand in 2010). More than 83 percent of all Vilnius visitors who stayed in hotels and guesthouses were foreigners mostly from Poland, Russia, Germany, Belarus and Latvia.
Indexes of room occupancy increased in 2011 in Vilnius hotels. The average room occupancy reached 56.5 percent. Comparing to the same period in 2010, the indicator was 47.3 percent. Hotels were mostly accommodated during June – September. Over this period, the hotels rooms’ occupancy rate accounted for 70.6 percent.
Tourists also spent more than 1.3 million nights in the city which is about 18 percent more than a year before.
Statistical data of Vilnius Tourism Information Centre also shows the increase in 2011. The number of visitors of the five information centres for tourists reached 100 thousand visitors (85 thousand in 2010). About 80 percent of them were foreign guests mostly from Poland, Russia, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Belarus, UK, Finland and Latvia.