Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017
The tourism department admitted the error after being called out across social media channels. The Real is the Beautiful page on Facebook had reportedly used stock photos from Shutterstock and the picture hosting site Flickr.
Interestingly, the country’s Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis joined in the joke, sharing a picture of the EU Commission’s Berlaymont building in Brussels. He mentioned, “From tomorrow, we start working in the new government building in Karoliniskes.” Karoliniskes being a suburb in Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius, he signed off using a smiling emoji. However, as a matter of serious investigation, he said that there would be sincere investigation into the “fraudulent” episode.
Lithuania is a beautiful place and does not need stock photos to attract tourists.