As well as the number of visitors, the number of overnight stays in Prague accommodation facilities also fell. In this year’s opening quarter, guests spent 193,538 nights in them, almost 93 percent less than in the same period last year.
In the first three months of this year, 371 foreigners stayed in Prague on December 28, up 96.9 percent. There were 53,738 visitors from the Czech Republic, which represented only 23.1 percent of the number from last year’s first quarter. From the beginning of this year to the end of March, foreign guests spent 68,581 nights in Prague locations and other accommodation facilities, and Czech visitors spent almost 125,000 nights. In a year-on-year comparison, this is a decrease of 97 percent in the case of foreigners and more than two thirds in the case of Czechs.
Across the Czech Republic, 282,000 people stayed in the first quarter, down 91.1 percent from last year. The coronavirus epidemic also reduced the number of overnight stays by 88.2 percent to 1.1 million nights. Among the regions, Prague has long been the most dependent on tourists from abroad.
According to statistics, restrictions on the provision of accommodation services are limited due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has lasted for more than a year. Due to the second wave of the pandemic, the accommodation was closed from 22 October to 2 December and then from 18 December. Now these services can only be used by people traveling for business purposes or by a doctor.
Tourists came to Prague in the first quarter by 93 percent less than in the same periods last year.
Author: Blesk: Czech News Center, as / Martin Sekanina