Czech hotels registered a record 1,365 000 tourists in May, according to the Czech Statistics Office. The number of foreign visitors was 10.2 million, which is almost equivalent to the entire population of the Czech Republic.
It is an increase of 15.6 percent on the previous month and of 4.2 percent in annual terms. Over the first five months of this year, Czech hotels accommodated nearly 5, 526 000 people, which is 6.7 percent more than in the same period of 2017.
Four-star hotels were the category that drew the highest number of guests in 2017 with 867,000. Experts predict that the current growth rate will continue to last until the end of the year.
During 2017, the total number of guests at hotels and other facilities reached 20.1 million, a year-on-year rise of 9.1 percent on 2016.
Foreigners made up over 60 percent of all guests accommodated in Czech hotels.