Last year, a total of 11.4 million tourists stayed in hotels, guesthouses, and campsites in the Czech Republic. The data on Czech tourism have been published by the Statistical Office.
For the tourism market, the figures meant a slight upturn. Thus, there were 5.2 percent more overnight visitors than in 2020. Compared to the pre-Corona year 2019, however, a decline of 48 percent was recorded.
The situation is similar with respect to the total number of overnight stays, which was 32 million. While this represented a slight increase compared to 2020, it was only half compared to 2019. Visitors from abroad were particularly absent. Their total number reached only 24 percent of the value from the last pre-Corona year, whereas domestic guests were already back at 79 percent.
A total of 8.8 million domestic tourists stayed in local accommodation facilities, while only 2.6 million guests came from abroad, which is even 7.6 percent less than in 2020. Most foreign visitors were Germans (689,000), but this meant a year-on-year decrease of 15 percent. In second place were Slovaks (331,000), their number increased by almost a quarter, and in third place were Polish visitors (235,000, a decrease of 20 percent).
The most popular Czech tourism destination last year was Prague with 2.4 million visitors. The South Moravian region took the second position (1.3 million visitors), and the South Bohemian was third (1.1 million tourists).