We have started a new series! Over the next few weeks, we will be conducting interviews with Vilnius Convention Bureau partners including hotels and travel agencies. This is our first installment, an interview with Vilija Malinauskaitė, West Express Groups & Events Director.

1. What is special about West Express –  what is your strength when it comes to organizing a meeting or incentive?

We specialize in services for corporate clients, so I personally think that we feel the clients  better than just a regular DMC. We are also a huge company – West Express is the largest DMC in the Baltics, so our clients can feel safe – we will always have enough professional staff to help them.

2. What are the greatest benefits of Vilnius as a city in the eyes of international planners?

Vilnius is one of the most comfortable towns for meeting planners. The size is perfect – it’s big enough to have fun and small enough to still feel comfortable. The max driving time is 20-30 minutes on a bus.  Vilnius is also a green city, so there is a lot of active entertainment like rafting or cycling. Vilnius is a new town – your clients will be able to enjoy new hotels, new restaurants – we are a young country.

3. What is your personal hotspot in the city? Where do you go on a weekend with your family to enjoy the local spirit?

Trakai – this place is beloved by locals – a small village located just 27 km from the center of Vilnius, a former capital of the country, nowadays famous for its medieval castle and number of lakes. The Castle can be rented for Gala nights! This is a getaway for the locals, the amazing and very special local Karaites food is also a great highlight.

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Your contact at West Express Groups & Events:
Vilija Malinauskaitė
tel. +370 698 45760

Your contact in Vilnius:
Jolanta Beniuliene
Head of Vilnius Tourism and Convention Bureau
Go Vilnius | The official international economic
development agency of the City of Vilnius
tel. +370 5 212 1833

Your contact at tmf:
Ulrike Kiesel
Project Manger Content & PR
+49 931 9002 114