Prague welcomed 1.84 million tourists in the third quarter, around 800,000 more than a year ago.
However, the number of arrivals in the metropolis has still not reached the pre-Covid level, with almost 2.3 million in the third quarter of 2019.
The statistics were published today according to the Czech Statistical Office (CSO).
Of the 1,844,332 tourists who have been accommodated in the capital from the beginning of July to the end of September, almost 1.45 million were foreigners and about 397,000 were domestic guests.
The number of foreign tourists increased by 130 percent year-on-year. Guests from the Czech Republic, on the other hand, decreased by five percent.
In total, tourists spent 4.26 million nights in the capital, up 1.9 million year-on-year. In the third quarter of the last year before Christmas 2019, the number reached 5.4 million nights.
Foreign tourists spent 3.52 million nights in the metropolis in this year’s third quarter, up from 1.5 million a year ago. The number of overnight stays by guests from the Czech Republic fell from about 817,500 to 732,170 nights.
Across the Czech Republic, 7.3 million guests stayed in hotels, guesthouses and campsites in the third quarter, up 11 percent year-on-year.
Compared to the summer of 2019, in which tourism was not yet affected by the coronavirus epidemic, the number of visitors to mass accommodation establishments was three percent lower.