Public institution Lithuania Travel

The Government of the Republic of Lithuania has decided that the State Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Economy (hereinafter referred to as ‘the State Department of Tourism’) is subject to dissolution as of 1 January 2019. From the new year onwards, tourism marketing will fall within the scope of responsibility of a new public institution Lithuania Travel (VšĮ ‘Keliauk Lietuvoje’), while tourism service providers will be supervised by the State Consumer Rights Protection Authority.

From 1 January 2019 the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania  and the Tourism Policy Division, which is part of the Ministry’s structure, will continue to be in charge of shaping the national tourism policy, resort and resort territory development policy, taking part in the activities of international tourism organisations and representing Lithuanian there. The Tourism Policy Division is responsible for international agreements in the field of tourism as well as for maintaining relations with diplomatic missions of foreign countries and the Republic Lithuania.

Lithuania Travel will carry out marketing and tourism promotion functions and will be responsible for raising the awareness of Lithuania as a tourism destination and for the development of inbound and local tourism. Lithuania Travel will be subordinate to the Ministry of Economy and Innovation.

The functions of the supervision of tourism service providers will be moved to the State Consumer Rights Protection Authority. The authority will be responsible for the supervision of tour operators, retailers, tour package sellers and accommodation providers as well as for the representation of interests of tourists in the event of an insolvency or bankruptcy of the tour operator.

The contact details of Lithuania Travel: Gedimino av. 38, LT-01104 Vilnius, Lithuania, e-mail: info@Lithuania.travel.

The contact details of the State Consumer Rights Protection Authority: Vilniaus str. 25, LT-01402 Vilnius, Lithuania, tel. + 370 5 262 6751, e-mail tarnyba@vvtat.lt.

Last updated: 02-01-2019