In the third quarter of this year alone, 1.176 million people stayed in accommodation establishments. tourists, or 15.2 percent. more than during the corresponding period of 2020, of which 227.7 thousand were foreigners, or 19.2 per cent. more, preliminary data reported by Statistics Lithuania.
The number of overnight stays in the first nine months was 4.181 million, in the third quarter – 2.635 million, or 0.7 per cent, respectively. less and 8.9 percent. more than in the corresponding period of 2020.
1.008 million people stayed in hotels, guest houses and motels this year. tourists, or 4.2 percent. less than in January – September last year, in the third quarter – 618.3 thousand, or 19.8 per cent. more. The number of foreign tourists staying in hotels, guest houses and motels was 288.8 thousand, respectively. and 189.6 thousand, or 22.2 percent. less and 32.2 percent. more.
In the third quarter, the largest number of tourist hotels, guest houses and motels came from Poland – 25.5 thousand, or 13.4 percent. of all tourists from abroad. 59.6 thousand tourists from neighboring countries (Belarus, Latvia, Poland, Russia) were accommodated. (31.4% of all accommodated foreigners). The number of tourists from EU countries (excluding the United Kingdom) increased by 19.1% compared to the third quarter of 2020. up to 171.5 thousand.
In the third quarter of this year, one guest spent an average of 2.2 nights in an accommodation establishment. Room occupancy increased by 9.1 percent over the year. and 6.5 points.