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Easter Eggs Attracted Record Numbers Of Visitors To Czech Republic

Easter eggs attracted record numbers of visitors to Czech Republic

27 April 2006, 22:50 - Travel
Full house - we can describe Prague and other places in the Czech Rep. during Easter holiday in that way. Number of tourists visiting the country climbed to record levels comparing same holidays in recent years.

Server ceskenoviny.cz cited analyst Jaromir Beranek: "The number of foreign visitors increased to 280.000 persons that stayed in hotels and other accommodation facilities during Easter holiday." And tens of thousands visitors came accross border for just one-day trip.

Almost third of all visitors stayed in the capital, Prague. According to Mr Beranek, Karlovy Vary, Cesky Krumlov and mountain resorts belong the attractive destinantions as well.

We asked Stepan Remunda, who is a representant of incoming travel agency Prague Holiday:

How do you explain such incerase (of almost one third) in number of visitors?

First of all, it is necessary to remind that the last Easter was in March. High tourist season in Prague starts usually in April and therefore Easter 2005 was not so busy. Comparing with that fact Easter 2006 was obviously much stronger. Then, we have to conside such increase only as relative.

Anyway, high number of visitors shows that Prague is always very popular destination in world.

Can Prague offer someting special in these days when compared with the rest of the year?

Taken from this point of view, Prague has still long way to go. If you do not count the Easter markets in the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, it could seem that the Czech traditions in Prague (and not in countryside) has gone.

I particulary miss music or cultural festivals connected with traditions organized by municipal authorities. Prague still profits from its popularity. It could be too late to start one day.

From your point of view, which destinations would you recommend to people that are thinking of coming to Czech Rep. in the following weeks?

For the next couple of weeks I would recommend to visit the Czech countryside at least for few days. It is the best time of year to visit amazing castles out of Prague, small romantic villages or mountains with untouched nature.

For example, trip to South Bohemia - Prague - Tabor - Hluboka Castle - Ceske Budejovice - Lipno Lake (also known as Czech Sea). And those who like to relax and swiming should stay at the lake and active tourists should not miss the lovely trip to Sumava Mountains.

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