Travelling to Prague: 4 changes you can expect after coronavirus pandemic

Travelling is no longer the same after coronavirus pandemic. What can you expect and what are the most significant changes in tourism? This blog post focuses on the new trends in post-covid travelling and show you how to benefit from them. Especially if you are travelling to Prague.

1. Travellers will be treated like kings and queens

Hotels, restaurants, tour operators, shops, services, basically all businesses involved in a travel industry are competing like never before. There are many special packages, discounts and deals for all “pioneer travellers” and travel industry will do it´s best to provide you with fantastic experience for unbeatable prices. You should definitely take advantage of this “time limited offer” 🙂 Is travelling to Prague on your mind? Don´t hesitate. If you want to see Prague less crowded and save some money on good deals, this is the right time to come. Prague is safe, half-empty and coronavirus fully under control. Best combo!

First post-pandemic tour with Deniz, my client travelling to Prague from Switzerland. July 2021.

2. Hotels will dominate the hospitality market

Hotels, restaurants, tour operators, shops, services, basically all businesses involved in a travel industry are competing like never before. There are many special packages, discounts and The near future doesn´t look very optimistic for platforms like Airbnb (it doesn´t have very good reputation in Prague anyway). That´s why hotels will now dominate the hospitality market. Reason? Travellers will insist on a guaranteed cleanliness and might require daily maintanance or more sophisticated ways of cleaning / sanitizing. Hotels have already implemented many new standards and can guarantee the highest possible service in this way. They also have enough staff to help you immediately in case of any doubts or special needs.

Hotels in Prague are competing like never before, offering special deals and original benefits. For example in Hotel Josef Prague, your pet can stay free of charge. As a guest here you can also enjoy free 3-hours ride on a Czech design icon: Cezeta 506 scooter. 

3. Mass tourism is out of the game

Definitely, the heavy tourism like cruises and large group tours are a history all over the world. Since the social distancing is now very much recommended as a prevention, travelling or touring with many people around you is a big discomfort.

Small-group tours, private tours, customized experiences and off-the-beaten-path touring out of the busy places will be the preferred alternative – at least in the near future. People will not stop travelling. They will only require more from their guides and tour operators: safety first, together with great experiences and minimum uncomfortable measures. Just like before covid. 

Mass tourism in Prague before the pandemic. Prague castle, large tour groups, noise and rush. Travelling to Prague now is different. More laid back, more authentic.

4. Travellers will slow down and stay longer in one destination

People will try to reduce the time spent at the airports, on buses or trains where they can experience uncomfortable safety measures and go through the time consuming procedures (airports), That´s quite a waste of time especially when on holidays. Travellers will rather stay longer in one destination (city, country, hotel) and save their time.

Overseas travellers will visit less countries during one European trip. Most likely 2-3 max. Situation, rules and measure can change unexpectedly in any country and this may affect travel plans. As a resuls of slowing travelling down, tourists will have a chance to learn more about their chosen destination as they will stay there longer. They will also want to explore more of the country, not only one capital city and its highlights. Since the situation in the Czech Republic is pretty good, travelling to Prague is very good and safe choice.

Travellers staying longer in one country can explore more of the local hidden gems. For example Czech countryside. This lovely place is located only 2h driving from Prague. It´s called Kuks. You will be there almost alone. The building on the top is a local landmark – historical hospital for soldiers, now open for tourists.

Dana | owner and guide for Prague Behind The Scenes, small group and private tours of Prague