In the second quarter of 2020, the total number of guests in collective accommodation establishments decreased by 82.9 percent year-on-year and the number of overnight stays decreased by 81.7 percent.
For the whole of April, when hotels and co. closed, the drop in attendance was 98.9 percent, in May 94.1 percent and the results for June show a decrease in the number of guests by 60.8 percent. This was stated by the Czech Statistical Office in its press release.
The number of overnight stays of guests in collective accommodation establishments reached 2.6 million nights in the 2nd quarter of this year, which was 81.7 percent less than in the same period last year. In absolute terms, there was a decrease of 11.5 million nights. Domestic clients reduced the number of overnight stays to one third (by 66.7 percent) and the number of overnight stays of foreign guests decreased by 96.2 percent.
In the second quarter, 988 thousand guests were accommodated in collective accommodation establishments, which represented a year-on-year decrease of 82.9 percent. Compared to the same period last year, it was a decrease of 4.8 million guests.
The ban on travel and the closure of borders, as well as the accommodation facilities themselves, meant a decrease in domestic guests to the level of 30.4 percent of last year’s result. The restrictions were even more pronounced for foreign clients, with only 4.3 percent accommodating foreigners compared to the same period in 2019.
The most affected region in terms of the drop in attendance in connection with the coronavirus crisis was Prague. The decrease in the number of guests in Prague was 93.6 percent and the number of overnight stays decreased by 94.9 percent. Accommodation providers in the Karlovy Vary region were also missing more than one million nights. Attendance at collective accommodation establishments decreased across the board in all regions.
Restrictions on the international movement of people have affected inbound tourism and affected all source foreign markets. In all monitored countries except Slovakia, there was a more than 90% decrease in arrivals and overnight stays. The decrease in attendance from Slovakia was by 84.1 percent. For example, 50,000 Germans stayed in the Czech Republic, ie 91.2 percent less than last year.
The coronavirus crisis has also affected spa accommodation. The spa was closed in April and gradually opened during May. The results for the entire 2nd quarter speak of a quarter of attendance, which was mainly made up of domestic clients. The spa accommodated a total of 57,000 guests, of which 51,000 were Czechs. Year-on-year, the number of residents decreased by 61.5 percent, non-residents decreased by 94.1 percent.