The blazing summer is inviting tourists to Lithuanian and foreign resorts. Some of them are choosing the most tempting country’s destinations, while others are searching for last-minute deals in sunny southern Europe. In a survey made by public opinion research company “Baltijos Tyrimai”, it was discovered how much Lithuanians are planning to spend on their dream holidays this year.
The research shows that this year, Lithuanians on holidays are willing to exceed the spending amounts of the last year. Most working citizens are planning to spend up to 350€ per person, and even more for a vacation abroad – 400€ per person, lrytas.lt reported.
It turns out that almost half of the respondents (46%) have plans to head towards Lithuanian holiday destinations, such as Palanga, Nida or Šventoji. These places are mostly popular among unmarried and childless citizens aged under 35.
Lithuanians on holidays with children go South
Families with children are more likely to choose vacation destinations in the most popular foreign countries, such as Spain, Greece or Turkey. One-third of respondents think that an all-inclusive vacation package is not only a convenient time-saving decision but also a money-saving one, especially when on holiday with their children. An average family of three is planning to spend up to 1200€ in a resort abroad.
The respondents who are over 50 years old are more in the mood for a calm vacation in the arms of nature, such as a countryside house. It is being observed that the higher income group of the same age respondents enjoy SPA centres or health resorts more often.
According to the director of the company “Credit Service”, which manages consumer credit brand “Vivus.lt”, Giedrė Štuopė, the ones who are willing to save should consider planning their holidays in advance.
“July is the peak holiday month, thus no wonder prices are rising. The ones who are willing to save should plan their holidays carefully, at least a few months in advance. This way you will be able to enjoy more options and will not have to overspend while choosing from the leftover offers” – says the financial expert.
According to the survey, more than half of adult Lithuanian citizens are planning to spend their savings from the previous year to cover their holiday expenses. G. Štuopė points out that younger generations often borrow funds for traveling from their relatives or acquaintances.
During the research from March 25th to April 10th, 2019, 1000 Lithuanian citizens of age 18 and up were questioned; the survey was held with a selection score of 118.