Czech travel agencies have noted a steady rise in clients over the age of sixty, reflecting increased spending power among seniors looking to enjoy – in many cases –a long overdue foreign holiday. With the population rapidly ageing, this demographic will be an ever-greater part of agencies’ clientele. And a demanding one, at that.
The number of Czechs who travelled abroad during the summer increased by 25
percent compared to 2017, according to the data released by ERV travel
insurer on Thursday.
The most popular destination of Czech travel agencies this year was Greece, followed by Turkey, which saw twice as many Czech tourists as last year. Croatia and Italy continue to be the most popular holiday destinations for Czech tourists travelling by car and bus.
Czech tourists spent on average 9.4 nights on their summer holidays last year, compared to 9.6 in 2017.
Two Czech nationals drowned on holiday in Bulgarian seaside resorts, Czech
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Michaela Lagronova confirmed on Saturday
One of the holiday makers drowned on the coast near Burgas, the other in the seaside resort of Kiten. Both went swimming in risky conditions, one in a stormy sea, the other late at night.
On Friday a Czech tourist died in Egypt after being attacked by a shark. On average some 500 Czechs lose their lives on holiday every year.
A Czech tourist in Egypt was attacked and killed by a shark on Friday, the
news site Echo 24 reported. The news was confirmed by Czech Foreign
Ministry spokeswoman Michaela Lagronova.
According to Echo 24 the victim was a 41 year-old-man holidaying in Marsa Alam with his wife and children. Egypt is a popular holiday destination with Czechs.
Increased use of and exposure to pornography are increasingly damaging
normal relations and even the health of young men, according to a study
released Monday by Brno’s University Hospital.
It said many young men were simply not prepared for normal relationships because of the myths created by the pornography they were watching. Many men turned on by pornography could not physically get stimulated in a relationship, the study added. Psychological and even medical treatment was required, the report said.
It also came up with a statistic that men in stable relationships were almost as often likely to resort to masturbation as sex with the ratio at 43 percent to 53 percent.
Horní police, a town of 700 in the district of Česka Lípa, has made a
Pornhub list of towns offered premium access to its site because of its
suggestive place name. The site offered residents a million hours of free
pornography in what is being viewed as a savvy but also provocative
The story was reported by the Czech news site iDnes reported Friday.
The town apparently qualified because the name can be read as “horny police” in English.
In Czech it literally means top or upper shelf.
The site, tongue-in-cheek, has listed numerous towns and municipalities around the world as worthy of “compensation for embarrassing place names”, including Horneytown, North Carolina, and Threeway, Virginia, in the United States.
Croatia last year reinforced its position as the most popular foreign
destination for Czechs. According to figures issued by the Czech Statistics
Office on Tuesday, 850,000 Czechs visited Croatia in 2017, a rise of 3
percent on the previous year.
The country has been the top destination for Czechs for 20 years, with the exception of 2015, when it was beaten in that regard by Slovakia.
Italy was the second most popular destination for Czechs in 2017. Some 636,000 visited the country, a rise of 15 percent on the year before.
Twenty-five years since the Czech and Slovak republics split in the Velvet Divorce, both continue to share remarkably close ties. Not surprisingly, tourism plays a key role, with Czech visitors, for example, making up for more than a third of foreign tourists in Slovakia a year. While the Czech Republic may have the edge in the number of castles and chateaux, sites such as the Tatra Mountains or Slovak Paradise remain major draws for Czechs.