Czechs travel more but watch spending in 2010 says association

Czech travel agents this year sold around 2.25 million trips, a 7.0 percent rise compared with 2009, according to the Association for Czech Tour Operators and Travel Agencies. The rise was accounted for by short distance coach trips to popular destinations such as Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. Provision of long distance flights and packages dropped by 15 percent compared with 2009, partly because of higher prices and also disruption to flights caused by ash from an Icelandic volcano and disturbances in Greece. Overall, the turnover of agencies and operators was flat compared with a year earlier according to the association.

Author: Chris Johnstone