Hot News from Prague
Czech Government Approved Bill Leading to Plastic Waste Reduction
Piles of plastic waste in the Czech Republic will start shrinking soon. The Czech Government has presented a bill proposal which transposes the European directive on disposable plastics into Czech legislature with the aim to limit negative impact of selected plastic products. The bill is now heading to the Parliament.
Czech Republic is Moving Towards Cleaner Energy
In the next ten years, Czech energy sector will undergo a fundamental transformation towards a greater use of clean ecological resources, reduction of energy consumption and decentralization. Investments in the heating industry sector, building new renewable sources, but also investments into transportation systems or modernization of industry and business will lead the new way. The anticipated result will be a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and a positive impact on the climate and environment.
Prague Reduces Single-Use Plastics
Prague City Council approved the summary of measures according to which Prague will minimize the utilization of single-use plastics and will prevent the generation of large amounts of waste. The capital city has thus committed itself to a greater environmental protection in accordance with the relevant European Parliament directive.
Next Step to Airport Train: Railway Infrastructure Administration and Prague Airport Coordinate Plans
In pursuance of the Prague - Kladno train track modernisation including a direct connection to Václav Havel Airport Prague, the Railway Infrastructure Administration closely cooperates and coordinates its plans with Prague Airport. In December, the companies signed two important documents in this regard.
Prague Airport Handles Nearly 3.7 Million Passengers in 2020
Throughout the course of 2020, a total of 3,665,871 passengers passed through the gates of Václav Havel Airport Prague. The operation of the airport was unprecedented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular the related restrictions on travel and the worldwide decline in demand for flying. As a result, 79% fewer passengers were handled in Prague compared to 2019.
Prague Introduces Position of Blue-Green Infrastructure Manager
The City of Prague is aware of the importance of greenery in the urban area and at the same time, the representatives of the city want to support sustainable rainwater management and other adaptive measures within various investment projects of the Czech capital. Thus, the Prague City Hall will launch a brand-new department of Blue-Green Infrastructure. Its manager will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the city investments in terms of blue-green infrastructure support.
A New Space has been Created at the O2 arena, Now Known as the MEETING HUB.
Thanks to extensive investment in the reconstruction of the former Trade Ring - now the Meeting Hub, 18 daylight halls have been created on the first floor of the O2 arena, which can be rented for almost anything and which extend the total capacity of the O2 universum to 39 halls.
Why Hilton Hotels in Prague are Your Next Event’s Best Bet
Planning an “in real life” event these days can be challenging. Choosing a venue that has already thought through all the safety and cleanliness considerations and has put procedures in place can ease the decision-making process. Hilton Hotels in Prague have implemented health and safety programs and measures to bring meeting planners and attendees peace of mind.
Prague Improved Its Position within GainingEdge Competitive Index 2020
GainingEdge launched the Destination Competitive Index back in 2018. This benchmarking tool ranks cities based on their competitive strength to attract international conferences. The index starts with International Congress & Convention Association’s (ICCA) list of TOP 100 destinations based on the last three years results and taking into consideration also the decision-making factors of meeting planners.