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Possibilities for tourism promotion between Lithuania and UK explored

BC, Vilnius, 17.05.2013.Print version
This week, on May 14, Lithuanian Ambassador to the UK Asta Skaisgiryte Liauskiene met with David Curtis-Brignell, board member of the Tourism Society – professional membership body for people working in all sectors of the visitor economy. Possibilities for tourism promotion between Lithuania and the UK were explored, with particular emphasis on the forthcoming Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council (July-December 2013), reported LETA the Embassy of Lithuania in the UK.

Suggestions on how to capitalize on this exciting period were discussed and, as reiterated by Mr. Curtis-Brignell, “British people do not need to be introduced to Lithuania; they need to be assisted to re-discover it”.

 

“Some may not be aware that Lithuania is not a new country and that tourists from the UK made it a popular destination at the beginning of the 20th century”, mentioned the Lithuanian Ambassador.

 

Indeed, Lithuania – the geographic center of Europe is an attractive destination for explorers of rich historic heritage, vibrant cultural life, untouched natural beauty and abundance of health resorts (Palanga, Smiltyne, Juodkrante, Druskininkai and Birstonas, to name a few). The tourist route “Amber Route” was discussed during the meeting as it gives an opportunity to discerning traveler to combine acquaintance with the country with discovery of the Lithuanian “gold”.

 

A statistical booklet published in 1928 mentions, that every year popular Lithuanian resorts welcomed about 20 thousand visitors, half from overseas.






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