Tourism has been decimated by the spread of the coronavirus and then stopped by the government restrictions needed to contain the virus. If the international tourism infrastructure in Prague is too damaged by bankruptcies, the ability of the city and country to recover after the virus is suppressed could extend for years instead of months. That is why we propose special measures aimed at supporting the country’s essential international tourism infrastructure.
Prague city relies overwhelmingly on foreign tourists spending both directly on the tourism and culture industry and indirectly on other products and services to create value. Not only do more foreign tourists visit the city, but international tourists also stay longer (2.4 days to 1.7 days for residents).