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Third-country tourists on the ferries linking Germany with Lithuania

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posted on 01.03.2022, 16:53 by Ramunas Povilanskas, Ausrine Armaitiene, Eleri Jones, Gediminas Valtas, Egidijus Jurkus
This paper examines third-country passengers’ travel itineraries on the DFDS Seaways ferry route linking Kiel, Germany with Klaipeda, Lithuania using a mixed-methods approach comprising qualitative and quantitative methods, including geographical information system spatial-cluster analysis. Survey results reveal the predominant third- country passenger groups (i.e. passengers from countries other than Germany and Lithuania) on ferries sailing from Kiel to Klaipeda and back were Latvian (28%), Dutch (20%), British (14%) and Danish (12%) nationals; 86% of Latvian passengers used the ferry to travel between home in Latvia and work in Western Europe. Western European passengers comprised a diverse segment of motorized tourists using the ferry in summer to reach the Baltic States faster than by land. The paper highlights the role of the Kiel– Klaipeda ferry route within the Baltic Sea motorized tourism circuit linking the Baltic and Nordic countries with Western Europe.

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Published in

Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Citation

Povilanskas, R., Armatiene, A., Jones, E., Valtas, G. and Jurkus, E. (2015) 'Third-country tourists on the ferries linking Germany with Lithuania', Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 15 (4), pp.327-340

Print ISSN

1502-2250

Electronic ISSN

1502-2269

Cardiff Met Affiliation

  • Cardiff School of Management

Cardiff Met Authors

Eleri Jones

Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group

  • WCTR (Welsh Centre for Tourism Research)

Copyright Holder

© The Publisher

Language

en