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City Tourism Statistics

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The First Half of 2017

According to data collected by the Lithuanian Department of Statistics, 497,720 people stayed in a Vilnius accommodation establishment for a total of 928,850 nights in the first half of 2017. This represents a growth of 5.9% and 3.7% respectively compared to the same period in 2016.

Of the total number of guests who stayed in an accommodation establishment in Vilnius, 81% of them were foreigners. Most tourists came from Belarus, Poland, Russia, Germany, and Latvia. Guests from these countries accounted for 48.5% of all foreign guests staying in Vilnius accommodation establishments.

The countries with the greatest amount of individuals who stayed in a Vilnius accommodation establishment during the first half of 2017 are as follows:

  1. Belarus – 55,826 (9.7% more than in the first half of 2016)
  2. Poland – 41,831 (2.6% more)
  3. Russia – 40,416 (9.4% more)
  4. Germany – 32,729 (3% less)
  5. Latvia – 25,529 (8.4% more)
  6. Ukraine – 23,294 (21.7% more)
  7. United Kingdom – 19,037 (5.9% more)
  8. USA – 13,940 (25% more)
  9. Norway – 13,000 (7.5% more)
  10. Sweden – 12,149 (0.9% more)

11 – 15 places took tourists from Estonia, France, Italy, Spain and Finland:

  1. Estonia – 11,620 (9.1% more than in the first half of 2016)
  2. France – 11,615 (0.7% less)
  3. Italy – 11,012 (0.6% less)
  4. Spain – 10,204 (1.6% more)
  5. Finland – 9,934 (9.9% more)

The highest growth by country in the first half of 2017 in Vilnius were tourists from China (a 27% increase compared to 2016), Israel (25.6%), and South Korea (98.88%). In total, there were 54,533 tourists from Asia. The number of tourists from other countries increased, too. The number of guests from Canada grew by 84.8%, from Island– 41%.

Lithuanian residents accounted for 18,7% of all guests staying in Vilnius accommodation establishments. In total, 93,156 Lithuanians made use of a Vilnius accommodation establishment during the first quarter of 2017 – 3% more than in the same period of 2016.

In the first half of 2017, Vilnius had a total of 66 hotels with 4,389 rooms and 8,696 beds. The average room occupancy in Vilnius hotels reached 53.1% and bed occupancy was at 39.7%. The highest hotel room occupancy rate was in June, which saw 68% of the city’s rooms in use throughout the month.

Over the three first months of 2017, the Vilnius Tourist Information Centre welcomed 53,243 visitors, which is around 15% more than during the same period in 2016. The largest number of visitors came in June (12,712), and the least – in February (5,888). The majority of visitors came from Russia (4,769), Germany (3,959) and Belarus (3,127).

2016

According to the data collected by the Lithuanian Department of Statistics, a total of 1,032,254 guests stayed in Vilnius accommodation establishments where they spent a total of 1,939,019 nights over the course of 2016. Compared to 2015, the number of guests and nights grew by 5.5% and 5.7% respectively.

Of the total number of guests who stayed in an accomodation establishment in Vilnius, 81.6% of them were foreigners, most of whom were from Belarus, Poland, Germany, Russia and Latvia. Guests from these countries accounted for 47.9% of all foreign guests staying in Vilnius accommodation establishments.

The countries with the greatest amount of individuals who stayed in a Vilnius accommodation establishment throughout 2016 are as follows:

  1. Belarus – 116,046 (2.03% more than in 2015)
  2. Poland – 86,050 (16.15% more)
  3. Germany – 77,550 (2.6%less)
  4. Russia – 75,090 (4.4% less)
  5. Latvia – 49,461 (17.57% more)
  6. Ukraine – 43,293 (32.31% more)
  7. United Kingdom – 38,837 (0.86% more)
  8. Norway – 30,036 (5.74% less)
  9. Italy – 29,474 (0.17% less)
  10. Spain – 26,303 (17.31% more)

11 – 15 places took tourists from USA, Sweden, Estonia, France and Finland:

  1. USA – 26,093 (3.77% more than in 2015);
  2. Sweden – 24,652 (9.58% more);
  3. France – 23,541 (14.23% more);
  4. Estonia – 22,661 (4.41% more);
  5. Finland – 19,575 (3.65% more).

Lithuanian residents accounted for 18.4% of all guests staying in Vilnius accommodation establishments. In total, 189,622 Lithuanians stayed in a Vilnius accommodation establishment in 2016 – 6% more than in the same period of 2015.

In 2016, the average room occupancy reached 66.4% while bed occupancy was at 50.3%. The highest hotel room occupancy rate was in September at 80.8%.

Throughout 2016, the Vilnius Tourist Information Centre welcomed 128,956 visitors. The largest number of visitors were foreigners (110,601), and around 14% of them were Lithuanians (18,207). Most tourists came from Germany (12,304), Russia (11,004) and Poland (10,670).

2015

According to the data of the Department of Statistics, during the year of 2015, in total 978 841 guests stayed in Vilnius accommodation establishments where they spent 1 833 984 nights. When compared to 2014, the number of guests and nights grew by 5,4 per cent and 4,4 per cent respectively.

81,7 per cent (799.954) of all the guests who stayed in all Vilnius accommodation establishments were foreigners, most of whom were from Belarus, Germany,  Russia, Poland and Latvia. Guests from these countries accounted for 48,5 per cent of all foreign guests. Vilnius visited also many tourists from other countries like United Kingdom, Italy, Norway, Ukraine and USA.

Countries, from which Vilnius accommodation establishments received the biggest number of guests in 2015, were the following:

  1. Belarus – 113 739 (15,3 per cent less than in 2014);
  2. Germany – 79 623 (11 per cent more);
  3. Russia – 78 550 (28 per cent less);
  4. Poland – 74 084 (10,5 per cent more);
  5. Latvia – 42 070 (5,9 per cent more);
  6. United Kingdom – 38 506 (29,5 per cent more)
  7. Italy – 29 523 (19,7 per cent more)
  8. Ukraine – 32 720 (28,1 per cent more)
  9. Norway – 31 866 (28,4 per cent more)
  10. USA – 25 144 (3,1 per cent less).

11 – 15 places took tourists from Sweden, Spain, Estonia, France and Finland:

  1. Sweden – 22 497 (27,6 per cent more than in 2014);
  2. Spain – 22 421 (25,9 per cent more);
  3. Estonia – 21 704 (4,9 per cent more);
  4. France – 20 608 (17,8 per cent more);
  5. Finland – 18 885 (0,3 per cent more).

The highest grouth during the 2015 in Vilnius were tourists from Japan – 70 per cent compered to the 2014. In total 15 497 tourists from Japan came to Vilnius in 2015. The number of tourists from other Asian countries increased too. The number of guests from China grew by 28 per cent, from Izrael – 17 per cent, from South Korea – 20 per cent.

Lithuanian residents accounted for 18,3 per cent of all guests in Vilnius accommodation establishments. In total 178 887 Lithuanians were in Vilnius accomodation establishments during the 2015 – 9,2 per cent more than in 2014.

In 2015, 65 per cent of all rooms of Vilnius hotels were occupied. Bed occupancy in Vilnius hotels in 2015 reached 48,5 per cent. The highest hotels rooms’ occupancy was in September – rate accounted for 79,1 per cent.

During the 2015, in Vilnius Tourist Information Centre were 150 430 visitors, which is 15,15 per cent more than during the 2014. From them 15 per cent (22 608) were Lithuanians and 127 822 foreign guests. Most tourists came from Poland (15 066), Germany (14 425), Russia (13 588),  Spain (9 016), Belarus (8 985) and France (8 093).

2014

According to the data of the Department of Statistics, during the year of 2014, in total 928 403 guests stayed in Vilnius accommodation establishments where they spent 1 757 223 nights. When compared to 2013, the number of guests and nights grew by 7 per cent and 4,1 per cent respectively.

Most of guests were from neighbouring countries Belarus, Russian, Poland, Latvia also from Germany.

Countries, from which Vilnius accommodation establishments received the biggest number of guests in 2014, were the following:

  1. Belarus – 134 219 (13,9 per cent more than in 2013);
  2. Russia – 109 143 (1,5 per cent less);
  3. Germany – 71 781 (11,7 per cent more);
  4. Poland – 67 052 (12,6 per cent less);
  5. Latvia – 39 737 (12,9 per cent more);
  6. United Kingdom – 29 732 (1,5 per cent less)
  7. USA – 25 950 (22,1 per cent more)
  8. Ukraine – 25 543 (60,8 per cent more)
  9. Norway – 24 826 (17,7 per cent more)
  10. Italy – 24 667 (14,5 per cent more)

11 – 15 places took tourists from Estonia, Finland, Spain and Sweden, France:

  1. Estonia – 20 694 (8,5 per cent more than in 2013)
  2. Finland – 18 828 (19,7 per cent more)
  3. Spain – 17 815 (10,5 per cent more)
  4. Sweden – 17 633 (23,7 per cent more)
  5. France – 17 496 (10,3 per cent more)

The number of tourists from Asian countries significantly increased. Comparing to 2013, in 2014 the number of guests from Israel grew twice more, from Japan – 44 per cent more, from China – 30 per cent more. In total 38 870 tourists from Asian countries were in 2014.

In 2014, 62,05 per cent of all rooms of Vilnius hotels were occupied. Bed occupancy in Vilnius hotels in 2014 reached 47,4 per cent. The highest hotels rooms’ occupancy was in May– rate accounted for 74,2 per cent.

During the 2014, in Vilnius Tourist Information Centre were 134 132 visitors, which is 4,8 per cent more than during the 2013. From them 17 per cent (23 007) were Lithuanians and 111 125 foreign guests. The largest number of tourists – 21 238 visitors – visited VTIC in August. Most tourists came from Russia (18 684), Poland (13 483) and Germany (12 437).

2013

According to the data of the Department of Statistics, during the first half of 2013, a total of 867 073 guests stayed in all Vilnius accommodation establishments where they spent 1 688 425 nights. When compared to the same period in 2012, the number of guests and nights grew by 11 per cent and 9,2 per cent respectively.

During the first half of 2013, 335 564 guests stayed in Vilnius hotels and guest houses, which is 5,4 per cent more than during the same period in 2012. From them 72 962 were Lithuanians and 298 009 foreign guests.

80,3 per cent of all the guests who stayed in Vilnius hotels and guesthouses were foreigners, most of whom were Russians – 16,2 per cent. Belarusians took the second place – 15,7 per cent. The guests from Poland were third – 13 per cent. Tourists from Germany were fourth (8,8 per cent) and guests form United Kingdom were fifth (4,8 per cent).

Countries, from which Vilnius hotels and guest houses received the biggest number of guests in the first half of 2013, were the following:

  1. Belarus – 117 869 (39.5 per cent more than in the first half of 2012);
  2. Russia – 110 832 (9,9 per cent more);
  3. Poland – 76 725 (1,4 per cent more);
  4. Germany – 64 279 (7,8 per cent more);
  5. Latvia – 35 189 (4,3 per cent more);
  6. United Kingdom – 30 181 (15 per cent more);
  7. Italy – 21 547 (7,8 per cent less);
  8. USA – 21 250 (11,5 per cent more);
  9. Norway – 21 092 (18,2 per cent less);
  10. Estonia – 19 070 (1 per cent less);
  11.  Spain – 15 888 (26,8 per cent more);

Indexes of room and bed occupancy in Vilnius hotels have increased. In 2013, room occupancy reached 62,5 per cent, whereas during the same period in 2012, the indicator was 59,1 per cent. Bed occupancy in Vilnius hotels in 2013 reached 47,4 per cent, while  in 2012 the indicator was 45 per cent.

Statistical data of Vilnius Tourist Information Centre shows increase too. During the 2013, in Vilnius Tourist Information Centre were 128 004 visitors, which is 12,58 per cent more than in 2012. From them 24 968 were Lithuanians and 103 036 foreign guests. Most tourists came from Russia (18 981), Poland (10 812) and Germany (10 375).

2012

According to the data of the Department of Statistics, during the year of 2012, in total 781 002 guests stayed in Vilnius accommodation establishments where they spent 1 537 812 nights. When compared to 2011, the number of guests and nights grew by 14,4 per cent and 12,7 per cent respectively.

82 per cent (636 816) of all the guests who stayed in Vilnius hotels and guesthouses were foreigners, most of whom were from Russia – 43 per cent more than in 2011 (84 506). Belarus took the second place – 50 per cent more than in 2011(75 412), guests from Poland were third – 8,3 per cent less than in 2011 (71 544), guests from Germany were fourth – 11 per cent more than in 2011 (57 527), and guests from Latvia took the fifth place – 6.5 per cent more than in 2011 (30 789).

Countries, from which Vilnius hotels and guest houses received the biggest number of guests in 2012, were the following:

  1. Russia – 84 506 (43 per cent more than in 2011);
  2. Belarus – 75 412 (50,4 per cent more);
  3. Poland – 71 554 (8,3 per cent less);
  4. Germany – 57 527 (11 per cent more);
  5. Latvia – 30 789 (6,5 per cent more);
  6. United Kingdom – 25 586 (10,7 per cent more);
  7. Italy – 21 829 (1,8 per cent less);
  8. USA – 18 971 (3,2 per cent less);
  9. Norway – 17 983 (50 per cent more);
  10. Estonia – 17 773 (1,6 per cent more);
  11. Finland – 16 627 (0,8 per cent more);
  12. Spain – 15 677 (8,7 per cent less);
  13. France – 14 970 (4 per cent more).

Indexes of room and bed occupancy in Vilnius hotels have increased. In 2012, 59,1 per cent of all rooms of Vilnius hotels were occupied, whereas in 2011, room occupancy rates reached 56,5 per cent. Bed occupancy in Vilnius hotels in 2012 reached 45 per cent, while in 2011 the indicator was 43,2 per cent. The highest hotels rooms’ occupancy was in July – rate accounted for 76,2 per cent.

Statistical data of Vilnius Tourist Information Centre shows increase too. During the 2012, in Vilnius Tourism Information Centre were 113 661 visitors, which is 3,68 per cent more than during the 2011. From them 22 662 were Lithuanians and 90 994 foreign guests. The largest number of tourists – 18 674 visitors – visited VTIC in August. Most tourists came from Russia (17 401), Poland (12 499), Germany (9 921), Belarus (6 124).

2011

According to the data of the Department of Statistics, in 2011 a total of 679 383 guests stayed in all Vilnius collective accommodation establishments where they spent 1 310 317 nights. When compared to 2010, the number of guests and nights grew by 23 per cent and 18 per cent respectively.

During all year of 2011, 637 349 guests stayed at Vilnius hotels and guest houses, which is 23 per cent more than in 2010. From them 105 829 were Lithuanians and 531 520 foreign guests.

83,4 per cent of all the guests who stayed in Vilnius hotels and guesthouses were foreigners, most of whom were Poles – 14,7 per cent. Russians took second place – 11,1 per cent. The guests from Germany were third – 9,8 per cent. Tourists from Belarus were fourth (9,4 per cent) and Latvians were fifth (5,4 per cent). Compared to 2010, guests from foreign countries grew by 23,7 per cent.

Countries, from which Vilnius hotels and guest houses received the biggest number of guests in 2011, were the following:

  1. Poland – 78 004 (7,9 per cent more than in 2010);
  2. Russia – 59 068 (34,1 per cent more);
  3. Germany – 51 824 (19,5 per cent more);
  4. Belarus – 50 154 (50,1 per cent more);
  5. Latvia – 28 906 (12,6 per cent more);
  6. United Kingdom – 23 114 (3,2 per cent less);
  7. Italy – 22 220 (47,3 per cent more);
  8. USA – 19 583 (41,3 per cent more);
  9. Estonia – 17 490 (29,1 per cent more);
  10. Spain – 17 176 (56,5 per cent more);
  11. Finland – 16 494 (5,7 per cent more);
  12. France – 14 970 (4 per cent more).

During all year of 2011, as compared to 2010, the number of guests from other Lithuanian cities and settlements to Vilnius hotels and guests houses grew by 19 per cent. In total, 105 829 Lithuanians were received in Vilnius hotels and guests houses in 2011.

Indexes of room and bed occupancy in Vilnius hotels have increased. In 2011, 56,5 per cent of all rooms of Vilnius hotels were occupied, whereas in 2010, room occupancy rates reached 47,3 per cent. Bed occupancy in Vilnius hotels in 2011 reached 43,2 per cent, while in 2010 the indicator was 35,3 per cent. The biggest room occupancy during 2011 was in June and August – 73 per cent.

During 2011, the biggest flow of tourists to Vilnius hotels and guests houses was in August. At that period 71 744 guests stayed in Vilnius hotels and guest houses, out of which 90 per cent were foreigners and 10 per cent Lithuanians.

Statistical data of Vilnius Tourist Information Centre shows increase too. During the 2011, in Vilnius Tourism Information Centre were 109 632 visitors, which is 22,41 per cent more than during the 2010. From them 22 826 were Lithuanians and 86 806 foreign guests. The largest number of tourists – 70 637 visitors – visited VTIC in May – September. Most tourists came from Poland (13 901), Russia (13 019), Germany (10 177), Spain (5 175), France (4 716), Italy (4 187), Belarus (3 778), Great Britain (3 528), Finland (2 678), Latvia (1 037).

2010

According to the data of the Department of Statistics, in 2010 a total of 552 474 guests stayed in all Vilnius collective accommodation establishments where they spent 1 113 159 nights. When compared to 2009, the number of guests and nights grew by 6 per cent and 3,3 per cent respectively.

During all year of 2010, 518 678 guests stayed at Vilnius hotels and guest houses, which is 7 per cent more than in 2009. From them 88 976 were Lithuanians and 429 732 foreign guests.

82,9 per cent of all the guests who stayed in Vilnius hotels and guesthouses were foreigners, most of whom were Poles – 16,8 per cent. Russians took second place – 10,2 per cent. The guests from Germany were third – 10,1 per cent. Tourists from Belarus were fourth (7,8 per cent) and Latvians were fifth (6 per cent). Compared to 2009, guests from foreign countries grew by 8,1 per cent.

Countries, from which Vilnius hotels and guest houses received the biggest number of guests in 2010, were the following:

  1. Poland – 72 274 (1,6 per cent less than in 2009);
  2. Russia – 44 043 (20,3 per cent more);
  3. Germany – 43 365 (4,6 per cent more);
  4. Belarus – 33 424 (57,9 per cent more);
  5. Latvia – 25 677 (1,1 per cent less);
  6. United Kingdom – 23 901 (33,3 per cent more);
  7. Italy – 15 084 (4,7 per cent more);
  8. Finland – 15 606 (20,9 per cent less);
  9. France – 14 396 (2,6 per cent more);
  10. USA – 13 858 (20,7 per cent more).

During all year of 2010, as compared to 2009, the number of guests from other Lithuanian cities and settlements to Vilnius hotels and guests houses grew by 2 per cent. In total, 88 946 Lithuanians were received in Vilnius hotels and guests houses in 2010.

Indexes of room and bed occupancy in Vilnius hotels have increased. In 2010, 47,3 per cent of all rooms of Vilnius hotels were occupied, whereas in 2009, room occupancy rates reached 44,1 per cent. Bed occupancy in Vilnius hotels in 2010 reached 35,3 per cent, while in 2009 the indicator was 32,2 per cent. The biggest room occupancy during 2010 was in September – 64,9 per cent.

During 2010, the biggest flow of tourists to Vilnius hotels and guests houses was in August. At that period 62 245 guests stayed in Vilnius hotels and guest houses, out of which 88,8 per cent were foreigners and 11,2 per cent Lithuanians.

Statistical data of Vilnius Tourist Information Centre shows increase too. During the 2010, in Vilnius Tourism Information Centre were 85 064 visitors, which is 12,5 per cent more than during the 2009. From them 17 902 were Lithuanians and 67 162 foreign guests. The largest number of tourists – 57 204 visitors – visited VTIC in May – September. The smallest number of tourists, visiting centre, was registered in February (2 252). Most tourists came from Poland (11 665), Germany (9 297), Russia (7 601), France (3 914), Spain (3 733), Finland (3 260), Great Britain (2 369), Italy (1 592), Netherlands (1 448), USA (778).

2009

According to the data of the Department of Statistics, in 2009 a total of 518 174 guests stayed in all Vilnius collective accommodation establishments where they spent 1 025 795 nights. When compared to 2008, the number of guests and nights decreased by 21,2 per cent and 13,5 per cent respectively.

During all year of 2009, 484 710 guests stayed in Vilnius hotels and guest houses, which is 19,8 per cent less than in 2008. From them 87 207 were Lithuanians and 397 503 foreign guests.

82 per cent of all the guests who stayed in Vilnius hotels and guesthouses were foreigners, most of whom were poles – 18,5 per cent. Tourists from Germany took the second place – 10,4 per cent, guests from Russia were third – 9,2 per cent, Latvians took the fourth place – 6,5 per cent and guests from Belarus were fifth – 5,3 per cent.

Compared to 2008, guests from foreign countries decreased by 17,8 per cent.

Countries, from which Vilnius hotels and guests houses received the biggest number of guests in 2009, were the following:

  1. Poland – 73 571 (16,3 per cent less than in 2008);
  2. Germany – 41 459 (19,3 per cent less);
  3. Russia – 36 608 (11,9 per cent less);
  4. Latvia – 25 932 (10 per cent less);
  5. Belarus – 21 163 (22,6 per cent more);
  6. Finland – 19 717 (34,4 per cent less);
  7. United Kingdom – 17 933 (41,1 per cent less);
  8. Italy – 14 404 (27 per cent less);
  9. France – 14 025 (13 per cent less);
  10. Sweden – 12 227 (11,6 per cent less).

Big decrease of Lithuanians in Vilnius hotels and guest houses had a big impact to the total decrease of guests.

During all year of 2009, as compared to 2008, the number of guests from other Lithuanian cities and settlements to Vilnius hotels and guests houses decreased by 27,6 per cent. In total, 87 207 Lithuanians were received in Vilnius hotels and guests houses in 2009.

Indexes of room and bed occupancy in Vilnius hotels have decreased. In 2009, room occupancy reached 44,1 per cent, whereas during 2008, the indicator was 55per cent. Bed occupancy in Vilnius hotels in 2009 reached 32,2 per cent. The biggest room and bed occupancy during 2009 was in June – respectively 62,9 per cent and 48,4 per cent.

During 2009, the biggest flow of tourists to Vilnius hotels and guests houses was in June. At that period 61 989 guests stayed in Vilnius hotels and guest houses, out of which 86,3 per cent were foreigners and 13,7 per cent Lithuanians.

According to the data of the Department of Statistics, in 2009, the number of tourists decreased in all Lithuanians accommodation establishments. Compared with 2008, the number of guests decreased by 22 per cent.

The number of tourists decreased not only in Lithuania. According to the preliminary data of World Tourism Organization (WTO), the number of tourists is decreasing in most countries of the world. In 2009, compared to 2008, international tourism arrivals decreased by 4 per cent.

Differently from the data of the Department of Statistics, showing the big decreased of guests in Vilnius collective accommodation establishments, statistical data of Vilnius Tourist Information Centre shows increase. During the 2009, in Vilnius Tourist Information Centre were 75 313 visitors, which is 49,6 per cent more than during the 2008. From them 14 616 were Lithuanians and 60 697 foreign guests.

2008

In 2008, Vilnius was visited by 1 602 000 foreign tourists. As compared to 2007, the number of tourists in the capital grew by 5 per cents.

In 2008, Vilnius hotels and guest houses accommodated 604 186 guests, it is 6 per cents more than in 2007.

80,05 per cents of all guests, who came to Vilnius hotels and guest houses were foreigners, most of whom were Poles – 18,2%. Germans took the second place – 10,6%. Guests from Russia took the third place – 8,6%. The fourth place took guests from United Kingdom – 6,3%. Guests from Finland took fifth place – 6,2%. Guests from Latvia were not far from Finnish – they constituted 6%.

Countries, from which Vilnius hotels and guests houses received the biggest number of guests in 2008, were the following:

  1. Poland – 87 869 (12,59 per cent more than in 2007);
  2. Germany – 51 347 (11,65 per cent more);
  3. Russia – 41 550 (49,52 per cent more);
  4. United Kingdom – 30 464 (4,7 per cent more);
  5. Finland – 30 043 (16,16 per cent more);
  6. Latvia – 28 790 (5,31 per cent more);
  7. Italy – 19 718 (4,03 per cent more);
  8. Estonia – 17 460 (17,15 per cent more);
  9. Belarus – 17 257 (23,77 per cent less);
  10. France – 16 112 (15,37 per cent more).

In 2008 rooms occupation in Vilnius hotels reached 55 per cent, whereas in 2007, the indicator was 55,4 per cent, in 2006 – 52,8 per cent.