Worldwide travel for recreational, leisure, or business purposes is on the increase. It is an important economic factor.
In 2015 European nations occupied three of the world's top five places in destinations.Germany has the largest outbound tourist trade in the world, with Germans spending about €80 billion (89 billion $) annually to travel abroad (the United States is second), in spite of Germany being fourth in world in GDP and fourteenth in population. Germany also has the eighth largest inbound tourist trade, with receipts of around €24 billion.
Just 5 minutes drive from the the Lithuanian capital's airport is a neighbourhood called Taboras. It's home to a Roma community and the majority of Vilnius' residents have never been there. They only know what the media has told them: that Taboras is extremely dangerous, rife with drugs and poverty. And that's why a local company thought it might be attractive for tour groups.