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2020.01.24 16:00

Lithuanian hotels report second-highest tourist increase in EU

BNS2020.01.24 16:00

Lithuania reported one of the highest increases in nights tourists spent in its hotels across the EU, Eurostat data shows.

Local and foreign tourists spent a total of 8.9 million nights at Lithuanian hotels and other accommodation establishments last year, up 10 percent from 2018.

Slovakia recorded the biggest increase of 12.6 percent, with 17.1 million nights spent at its hotels.

The figure for foreign tourists in Lithuania rose was 4.1 million nights, or 10 percent up, while local tourists stayed 4.8 million nights, up 9.9 percent.

Across the EU, tourists spent 3.221 billion nights in hotels and accommodation establishments, up 2.4 percent from 2018, with the largest numbers recorded in Spain (469 million nights), France (446 million nights.), Germany (436 million nights), Italy (433 million nights) and the UK (375 million nights).