Based on a sample of 57 European cities, European Cities Marketing (ECM) reports an average year-on growth rate of 6.2 % in respect to domestic and international bednights spent in commercial accommodation forms. International bednights increased by some 7.0%. Prague is number 5!
London, Paris, and Rome remain the three most popular European cities for tourists staying overnight, recording annual bednight levels in excess of 15 million for the 2011 year. Barcelona and Madrid, on the other hand, achieved the highest year-on growth rates, running out an impressive 15% and 11% respectively - in Prague the increase is 9,4%. At a country level, the US continues to be the single most important source market, followed by Germany, Italy, and the UK. Russia and China showed the highest year-on growth rates of 33% and 22% respectively.