Prague Saw More Than 2 Million Tourists This Summer

According to data released by the Czech statistical office, summer 2019 was a record-breaking year for tourism in Prague and the Czech Republic as a whole.

Nearly 3 million people visited the country, up 1.4 percent than one year ago. Prague welcomed 2,298 million people from July to September.

The overall number of tourists accommodated in Czech hotels, bed and breakfasts and campsites slightly increased, meanwhile the number of Czechs who spent at least one day in the capital decreased.

The biggest number of tourists in Prague from July to September, around 250,000, traditionally came from Germany. This figure represents an increase by nearly eight percent on the same period last year.

239,000 Poles spent at least one night in Czech accommodation, 15 percent more than a year ago. Slovaks are in the third position (233,000 guests), followed by Americans and Chinese.

Visitors from Israel, Russia, Malta, Cyprus, and Croatia spent the longest time in Prague, with an average of three nights.

Nationwide, the number of tourists accommodated in Czech hotels increased by 2.6 percent year on year to 7.5 million. The number of overnight stays rose by 1.7 percent to 20.9 million.

Compared to last summer, all Czech regions saw an increase in tourists with the exception of Vysočina, where the number of foreign visitors decreased.

Since January, the number of tourists from China, the United States, and Poland has been increasing, while the number of British, Italian and South Korean visitors fell year-on-year.

A significant jump has been seen in the number of French visitors, up more than 10 percent in annual terms.

Around 8.3 million foreigners booked such accommodation in the first three quarters of 2019, up 2.6 percent from the same period last year.

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