Czech Republic the 2nd most popular destination among newer EU states


Data released by Eurostat on Friday have revealed that the Czech Republic is the 2nd most popular tourist destination among EU newcomers, behind only Bulgaria. The Czechs are 12th on the list; the first ten are traditional "old" EU countries. According to the data, foreign and domestic tourists spent almost 11 million nights at Czech accommodation facilities in 2006, while foreign exchange revenue from tourism exceeded 113 billion crowns last year. Tourism is directly or indirectly the source of living for 14 percent of the Czech population.