• December 11, 2014
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Visiting Lithuania with a smartphone- now possible in Polish

Tourists visiting Lithuania can use the new virtual tour guide. Thanks to this mobile application the most important information about Vilnius, Trakai and Kernavė are now available on smartphones. The authors of the program placed in their guide bike trails and water attractions. The application is available in four languages: Lithuanian, English, Russian and Polish.

Residents of Lithuania and foreign visitors to the region of Vilnius, Trakai and Kernavė can use the new guide application for smartphones containing the most important attractions of the area. The guide gives easy access to information about interesting places and contains descriptions of hiking and cycling maps. Using the app is easy and convenient. After downloading the information it is also possible to use it offline.

The mobile smartphone application has been prepared within the framework of the ‘Creating new tourist routes in Vilnius, Trakai and Kernavė’ project. It is implemented by the Department of Tourism of Vilnius Municipality in association with partners- the Širvintos and Trakai District Municipalities. The total value of the project is 472 672 lt., of which 85 per cent come from the European Regional Development Fund.

Tourism is an important sector of the economy of Lithuania. In recent months, the number of visitors in Vilnius hotels increased by 8 percent compared with the previous year. 80 percent  of visitors to the city are foreigners. Although still one of the largest groups of tourists in Vilnius are Poles, in the last year their number has decreased markedly. In late summer the Lithuanian Department of Statistics reported that the number of Polish tourists in the January-June period, compared with the same period of 2013, decreased by as much as 18%.

Based on:  vilnius.lt

Translated by Alicja Kępińska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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