Country holidays have become the fastest-growing business in rural areas
“Today, rural tourism is the leading business in the countryside,” says Regina Sirusienė, president of the Rural Tourism Association. This can be seen from the statistics: over one year the number of households involved in it has tripled.
Three years ago, 24,000 people spent their holidays on a farm. In 2001, it was 67,000. Last year the number increased to 110,000. This means that rural residents have found a new source of income, and that those who live in the cities can afford such holidays.
The people who start this type of business are usually families living in the countryside, and all members of the family are involved. They are versatile people who very often do not have …