Tourists in Prague on Wenceslas Square – illustrative photo.
Prague – 19.5 million tourists stayed in the Czech Republic last year. Compared to the previous year, 2021, which was still significantly affected by the covid-19 pandemic, this is an increase of 71 percent. But it is still 2.5 million tourists less than in the pre-covid year 2019. Compared to that, last year there were fewer foreign tourists. This follows from the data published today by the Czech Statistical Office (ČSÚ). Sales in services in the Czech Republic rose by 8.1 percent last year, mainly thanks to transport and storage. They rose 1.4 pct in the 4th quarter and most industries grew.
“Even though attendance is increasing year-on-year, the effect of the low data base from previous years, which were negatively affected by the coronavirus, is still noticeable. Compared to 2019, last year's total attendance was 89 percent,” the statisticians said. Last year, tourists spent a total of 50.6 million nights in mass accommodation facilities. It was 59 percent more year-on-year. In 2019, there were 57 million overnight stays.
About 12.1 million Czech tourists stayed in the country, and 7.3 million foreigners. “The number of domestic guests in terms of both arrivals and overnight stays exceeded 2019 by nine percent, but accommodation providers still lack a third (32.5 percent) of foreign clientele,” the CZSO said.
Revenues in services rose by 8.1 percent year-on-year last year, mainly helped by transport
Revenues in services in the Czech Republic rose by 8.1 percent year-on-year last year. The growth was mainly contributed by the transport and storage and administrative activities sectors. This follows from the information published today on the website by the Czech Statistical Office (ČSÚ). In the last quarter of last year, service providers earned 1.4 percent more than the same quarter of the previous year, with most industries recording growth. However, quarter-on-quarter sales fell by 0.8 percent.
The highest contribution to last year's sales growth in services was made by the transport and storage sector, where sales were up 10.6 percent year-on-year. This was followed by the administrative and support activities sector with an increase in sales by 15.1 percent. “Within this, travel agencies, offices and other reservation activities grew the most, where sales increased by 120.8 percent in 2022,” said Tomáš Harák, head of the data support department for statistics on trade, services and the environment at the CZSO.