Are you looking for the safest destination this summer? Something that would make your clients feel comfortable and excited about their summer holiday abroad? Here are the reasons why the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are a good choice for visiting in the summer of 2020:
Away from the masses. The Baltic states are definitely not a mass-market tourism destination. Today, going to the hot spots that attract millions of tourists would not be a smart choice. It is better to look for less popular and less crowded yet still attractive destinations such as the Baltic states.
Small population. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are among the least populated countries in Europe, where even the capitals have less than a million people. This makes them an attractive destination for those willing to avoid crowds and travel outside major commercial travel routes.
Safe from COVID-19. From the start of the pandemic, the Baltic states have managed to stop the spread of coronavirus (today there are less than 4,000 cases in all three countries). They were among the first ones to start a staged exit from lockdown. Life and the travel industry are returning back to normal with the opening of restaurants and hotels and restarting of international flights and travel by land by the end of May. The first international flights to the Scandinavian capitals, Amsterdam and Frankfurt became available already from 18 May.
Vast unpopulated and green spaces. Did you know that the Baltic states are among the greenest places in the world, with forest covering roughly 40% of the land area? Just a short drive separates the charming Baltic capitals from unspoiled nature with dense forests, crystal clear lakes and seaside resorts with blue flag beaches and dunes. It is an ideal destination for those looking for a pristine nature with enough space to relax and enjoy their holidays for both guests and locals.
Good ecology. Green woods, small population and low industrial pollution makes the Baltics an eco-friendly destination with fresh air, good drinking water and excellent local products produced in an authentic way.
Easy and short flights. An average travel time of 1.5-3 hours in Europe and short time spent in the small airports with low passenger traffic make the Baltics a favourable choice for European travellers.
Good value for money. In this time when every penny counts, it is especially important to spend your money wisely, and you can do it without sacrificing the quality and comfort of your holiday. Despite the general growth of the economies (in 2018 Lithuania and Latvia were among Europe’s top 10 fastest growing economies), these countries also remain quite cheap with regard to local products, transportation, restaurants, etc. We speak not only about simple local restaurants and budget hotels. What about an outstanding gourmet experience? Or staying at brand new hotels with better services for the price of a mid-range restaurant and hotel in most Western European countries? All this, and more, is possible in the Baltic states.