Population of Latvia in recreational and other personal trips in Latvia and abroad

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Domestic tourism

Tourism of Latvian population across Latvia. Domestic tourism is most popular form of tourism, as domestic tourism activities are available to wider sectors of population.


Recreational trip – trip outside the usual environment, main aim of which is spending weekend, holidays or vacation, visiting summer cottage or garden house, participating in excursion, attending theatre, SPA health resort without doctor's order, etc.

Visits to friends and relatives – trips with the aim to visit one’s relatives and friends.

Business trip – trip with the purpose of gaining new knowledge and experience, conclusion of deals or execution of official duties, participation in congresses, seminars, exhibitions, fairs, presentation of lectures and participation in government missions.

Other personal purpose -  shopping, going to medical treatment or other institutions, attending courses and training, volunteering, pilgrimage and other personal trips.

Transit trip – a journey, during which a traveller stays in a certain country for less than 24 hours, because he/she is crossing it on the way to another country, which is the destination of the trip.