Czechs save on holidays

Many Czechs are saving on holidays in view of the economic crisis. Travel agencies say that exotic far-away destinations are giving way to cheaper holiday locations that can be reached by car, such as sea-side resorts in Croatia, Bulgaria and Italy. People are also booking into cheaper hotels and shortening their holiday time to a week instead of the usual fortnight. While in 2008 travel agencies sold 2.3 million package holidays for 15 billion crowns, last year it was only 1.9 million holidays for 12 billion.