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Lithuanian Tourism Opportunities in Ottawa

For the first time the Lithuanian Tourism Opportunities were presented in Ottawa, Canada, within the framework of the Travel and Vacation Show

On the 9th of March, 2013, Lithuanian State Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Economy in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to Canada held an event dedicated to the Lithuanian Tourism Opportunities.

Lithuania, one of the three Baltic States, has been recently gaining widespread attention among tourists from North America and media acknowledgement – Patricia Schultz included Lithuania in her bestseller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and the New York Times named Lithuania as one of the destinations to visit in 2013.

The event is aimed at addressing this growing interest as well as revealing new cooperation and business opportunities. Guests had a unique chance to discover authentic Lithuanian cuisine and the interactive exhibit of Baltic Amber products as well as the photographs of famous Lithuanian personalities.

Comparatively with 2011, last year the number of all incoming overnight tourists from North America has risen up by 11.9 percent. The index of incoming overnight tourists is grown up to 12.1 % which almost quadruples the amount reached in Estonia (+3.6 %) and Latvia (+3.1 %).

You can see pictures from the event on Facebook.