Czech tourist numbers up-I


Czech tourism is booming, with foreign guests staying in local hotels rising 13% and domestic tourists up  4.1% on year.

Germany remained the strongest source market, with a 5% increase in visits from this country in the July to September period. As in years past, Germans are still the demographic group with the highest number of foreign visitors to the Czech Republic.

The Czech economy is propped up by the tourism industry, the country’s second-largest generator of foreign revenue after exports of automobiles and car parts.

Since September, the Czech central bank has been trying to weaken the koruna in an effort to lower the cost of Czech-made goods, which it hopes would encourage exports while also making visits to the region cheaper for foreigners.