Russia is an important market for the Czech Republic in terms of tourism, especially for Czech resorts, as Russian tourists spend more days in the Czech Republic than other guests. This is stated in a press release from the Russian office of the state agency CzechTourism.
“We are closely following the events. Tourists from Russia spend more than five days in the Czech Republic on average, and guests to resorts spend from ten to eleven, ”said the director of the agency Jan Herget.
According to the agency’s calculations, Russian tourists spend on average 1,089 kroons per day (3,811 rubles) during their stay in the Czech Republic, the daily expenses of a Chinese traveler are similar. At the same time, a Japanese tourist spends about 1160 crowns (4060 rubles), and a traveler from South Korea – about 1400 crowns (4900 rubles).
Most Russians come from Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg. During their stay in the Czech Republic, they most often visit cultural monuments, are interested in castles and fortresses, UNESCO monuments. In addition, tourists come to restore their health at the resorts.
It is noted that last year Russian tourists came in fourth place among guests from abroad, about 131 thousand of them arrived.
Today, a diplomatic conflict is taking place between Russia and the Czech Republic.
On April 17, Czech Prime Minister Andrei Babis announced that the country’s authorities suspect the Russian special services of involvement in the explosion at an ammunition depot in Vrbetica in 2014. On the same day, the Czech Republic announced its decision to expel 18 Russian diplomats.
Russia responded by declaring 20 employees of the Czech embassy in Moscow persona non grata. The accusations in the Russian Federation were categorically rejected, and the fact that Prague does not publish a report on the explosion, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called evidence of a lie.
As explained in the Russian Foreign Ministry, as a result of the mutual expulsions of diplomats, by May 31, seven diplomats, 25 technical staff and 19 people received on the spot will remain in the embassies of the Czech Republic and the Russian Federation.