More than 1.5 million travelers came to Prague in the first quarter of the year – Cysnews

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According to data from the Czech Statistical Office (ČSÚ), 1,570,172 travelers arrived in Prague in the first three months of the year, a quarter of which were domestic guests. The largest number of foreign tourists traditionally came from Germany (207,257 visitors), Great Britain (102,138) or Italy (97,114). There was also an increase in the number of visitors from Asia, 141,639 of whom have already traveled to the metropolis since January this year, which is 35 percent more than in the same period in 2023. In the first months of the year, hotel occupancy also increased, the most in the luxury segment, and by almost a third.

Visitors from the Czech Republic and abroad

In the first quarter of the year, also thanks to Easter, which this year fell at the end of March, more than 1.5 million visitors came to Prague, which is 17% more than in the same period in 2023. According to data from the CZSO, visitors from the Czech Republic came to the metropolis in particular ( 372,312 visitors, year-on-year + 7%), abroad, mainly tourists from Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Slovakia or the USA.

“I am very happy that we are developing sustainable tourism, strategically targeting creditworthy clients and increasing client service. Our efforts are also reflected in the data, a different composition of tourists are heading to Prague, who are also not afraid to spend in the metropolis,” says Deputy Mayor for Culture and Tourism Jiří Pospíšil.

Visitors from the United States

In addition to the increase in the number of travelers from Europe, there is also an increase in the number of travelers from distant markets such as the United States of America (a total of 55,300 visitors, a year-on-year increase of 22%) or Asia (141,639 visitors). For tourists from Asia alone, we recorded a 35% increase compared to the same period in 2023. Most visitors came from the Republic of Korea (29,152, +33%), Taiwan (16,864, +69%) or China (16,042, +115 %).

Among the European countries, the number of visitors from Greece (16,109, year-on-year + 72%) and Spain (47,174, year-on-year + 61%) increased the most.

According to the data of the STR report, there was also an increase in the occupancy of Prague hotels, when from January to March the occupancy was around 60%. Occupancy increased most significantly in more expensive hotels, by up to a third.

“Thanks to mutual cooperation within the Touchpoint platform, we and partners such as Prague Airport and the CzechTourism agency succeed in renewing air connections with distant markets and thus motivating travelers to visit the metropolis. This can be seen in the current numbers, where the number of visitors from distant markets such as America or Asia has increased,” concludes Jana Adamcová, vice-chairwoman of the board of Prague City Tourism.

The article is in Czech

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