More than half of Czechs do not plan a holiday in the summer this summer, and of those who plan it, the majority are for domestic destinations, namely 57 percent. This follows from the research of the STEM / MARK agency for MF DNES. This is mainly due to concerns about coronavirus infection as well as the financial situation. People also want to get to know the Czech landscape more.
“People with a university degree, Praguers and residents of large cities in general do not want to miss the summer vacation,” said sociologist Jan Burianec. This year, younger people under the age of 30 in particular want to look abroad, he added.
More than 32 percent of people who have decided not to miss summer recreation mention the fact that holidays in the Czech Republic are cheaper as the main reason why they do not go abroad. The second strongest motive for staying in the Czech Republic is the fear of infection, especially with one of the coronavirus mutations. “There are also traditional arguments, including the preference for traditional Czech cottages, or the respondents simply like us and do not want exoticism,” said the authors of the survey.
The situation thus mainly benefits domestic accommodation operators who focus on Czech clients, such as campsites. “The capacity of fixed beds is full in the holiday months, the other months are gradually filled with regard to the weather,” said Lenka Andrlíková from the Merkur Pasohlávky Camp on the banks of the Nové Mlýny reservoir in southern Moravia.
Caravanning has also recently boomed. “Motorhome dealers across the market have been reporting almost sold-out warehouses since the winter, and delivery times for new cars are often around 2022. Interest in other years has roughly doubled. and caravanning Jan Brodský.
According to economist Štěpán Křeček, the mass “covid purchase” of real estate, including cottages, may also have an effect on less interest in holidays abroad. “When people buy real estate, they want to take care of it. It requires a lot of work and effort. Because of that, people don’t want to go on vacation because they have invested in this type of recreation,” said BH Securities’ chief economist.
The survey also shows that the Czechs are not preparing for traditional large summer events yet. 36 percent of people would like to go to a music or film festival or a larger sports match. Traditionally, young people are most interested, with almost half of respondents aged 18 to 29 preparing for culture in the summer.
Source: Tyden.cz by www.tyden.cz.
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