Tourism in Czechia

Tourism in Czechia

Czechia recorded a total of 11 million tourists in 2018, ranking 39th in the world in absolute terms.

That smaller countries regularly perform lower in a comparison of the absolute number of guests, is obvious. By putting the tourist numbers in relation to the population of Czechia, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.99 tourists per resident, Czechia ranked 60th in the world. In Eastern Europe, it ranked 4th.

Czechia generated around 8.29 billion US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 3.3 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 12 percent of all international tourism receipts in Eastern Europe.

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The most popular city in Czechia for international travelers is Prag. In 2018 it reached the 22nd place of the world's most popular cities with 8.95 million tourists.

On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2018 spent about 698 US Dollars. Conversely, the inhabitants of Czechia spend as much as 734 dollars a year when they themselves spend vacations abroad.

Development of the tourism sector in Czechia from 1995 to 2018

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Czechia each year. Anyone who spends at least one night in the country but does not live there for more than 12 months is considered a tourist. Insofar as the survey included the purpose of the trip, business trips and other non-tourism travel purposes have already been excluded. The number of people passing through within the same day, and e.g. crew members of ships or flights are also not considered as tourists in most countries. If the same person travels in and out more than once within the same year, each visit counts again.

Data in the chart are given in millions of tourists. The red line represents the average of all 10 countries in Eastern Europe.

Tourists per year in Czechia

Revenues in tourism

In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 2.88 billion USD, or about 4.8 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 3.38 million tourists at that time and roughly 852 USD per person. Within 23 years, the country's dependence on tourism has decreased noticeably. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 8.29 billion USD, accounting for 3.3 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 781 USD for his holiday in Czechia.

Tourism receipts in Czechia per year

All data for Czechia in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts% of GNPReceipts per tourist
19953.38 m2.88 bn $4.8 %852 $
19964.56 m4.08 bn $6.1 %895 $
19974.98 m3.62 bn $5.9 %727 $
19985.48 m3.89 bn $5.9 %710 $
19995.61 m3.15 bn $4.9 %562 $
20004.77 m2.97 bn $4.8 %623 $
20015.41 m3.10 bn $4.6 %574 $
20024.74 m3.38 bn $4.1 %712 $
20035.08 m4.07 bn $4.1 %802 $
20046.06 m4.93 bn $4.1 %814 $
20056.34 m5.77 bn $4.2 %911 $
20066.44 m6.70 bn $4.3 %1,041 $
20076.68 m7.80 bn $4.1 %1,168 $
20086.65 m9.23 bn $3.9 %1,388 $
20096.03 m8.16 bn $4.0 %1,353 $
20106.33 m8.07 bn $3.9 %1,274 $
20116.72 m8.93 bn $3.9 %1,330 $
20127.65 m8.17 bn $3.9 %1,069 $
20137.85 m7.79 bn $3.7 %992 $
20148.10 m7.61 bn $3.6 %940 $
20158.71 m6.77 bn $3.6 %777 $
20169.32 m7.04 bn $3.6 %755 $
201710.16 m7.70 bn $3.5 %757 $
201810.61 m8.29 bn $3.3 %781 $


All data correspond to the information of the World Tourism Organization.

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