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2019-12-04 Back to list

More Guests Than Ever in Kaunas in 2019!

268 183 guests visited Kaunas in the first nine months of 2019, which is 9% more than in the same period in 2018.

Just in time before Christmas, the Lithuanian Department of Statistics has sent us some festive numbers. 268 183 guests visited Kaunas in the first nine months of 2019, which is 9% more than in the same period in 2018. 

For hotel nights, the rise is 13% (that’s a total of 483 653 nights). On average, the hotel occupancy percentage in Kaunas was 72.6% in January-September. May was the busiest month, with 81.3% rooms occupied.

69.9% of Kaunas hotel guests came from other countries – in total, 10% more foreign guests stayed in Kaunas for at least one night. Here’s where most of the travellers were from:

1. Germany (23355 guests (+14%); 47 507 hotel nights (+3%)
2. Poland (18191 guest (+28%); 28720 hotel nights (+42%)
3. Russia (15685 guests (+9%); 24384 hotel nights (+18%)
4. Finland (13584 guests (+75%); 25577 hotel nights (+124%)
5. Latvia (12009 guests (+6%); 17375 hotel nights (+14%)
6. Ukraine (11723 guests (+22%); 28524 hotel nights (+70%)
7. Estonia (11163 guests (+8%); 15446 hotel nights (+7%)
8. The UK (9033 guests (-1%); 18963 hotel nights (-1%)
9. Belarus (6488 guests (-2%); 10080 hotel nights (+7%)
10. Italy (6137 guests (+33%); 11669 hotel nights (+17%)

At least 3334 Israeli travellers visited Kaunas in the first nine months of 2019 and stayed for two nights on average; another significant country in the statistics is China – at least 3072 guests.

92 323 guests visited the Kaunas IN tourism information centres in the first three quarters 2019; 64.8% of them were foreign guests seeking information about our city. Our tourism professionals met a significant number of guests from Germany, as well as Russia, Poland, France and Ukraine.

Thank you all for coming to see Kaunas – we hope you do have a kaunastic time. Of course, we’ll do our best to invite and host even more guests in Kaunas in 2020.

 

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