Czech tourism sees significant rise in first quarter stays

The Czech tourism sector has witnessed a buoyant first quarter with guest figures up 11.4 percent compared with the same period in 2017.

Overnight stays by Czech residents rose by 9.5 percent with those by foreign visitors increasing by 9.0 percent. The total number of overnight stays totalled 10.8 million. The average length of stays has increased to 3.7 days.

The biggest boost in tourist stays was in the Plzeň region with a 22 percent annual increase and for the Central Bohemia region, where the figure was 17.2 percent.