Hot News from Meeting Prague
Czech Convention Bureau Joins Net Zero Carbon Events Initiative
With its signature, the Czech Convention Bureau has joined the Net Zero Carbon Events initiative and has committed to follow the goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2030 and achieving a "net zero" by 2050 in meetings and incentive tourism activities in the Czech Republic.
Hilton Hotels In Prague Are Proud To Offer Carbon Neutral Business Meetings
As part of Hilton’s partnership with social enterprise South Pole to offset the carbon footprint of meetings and events, Hilton Prague and Hilton Prague Old Town are now proud to offer carbon neutral business meetings.
The reconstruction of the Industrial Palace has begun
Reconstruction has finally arrived for the Industrial Palace, the dominant feature of Výstaviště Praha (Prague Exhibition Grounds), 13 years after a destructive fire. On Tuesday, 1 February, the City of Prague handed over the keys to the building to a consortium of construction firms led by Metrostav DIZ s.r.o.
Prague Food Waste Collection System Enables Improvements in Meetings Industry Sustainability
Since autumn 2021, Prague restaurants have been able to use the city's system of distribution and collection of food waste containers.
Prague’s Historic Alcron Becomes First in Almanac X Hotel Collection
One of Prague’s landmark hotels – the 204-room Alcron, just off Wenceslas Square – is to be refurbished and re-launched as the Almanac X Prague. It will be the first in a collection of prestige hotels owned by Vienna-based WSF Group, whose Almanac Hotel in Barcelona is already a favourite among Catalonia’s current crowd.
Prague Congress Centre to host informal EU Council meeting during the Czech EU Presidency in 2022
The Prague Congress Centre (PCC) will be the venue for informal meetings of the EU Councils. Fourteen such meetings will take place in the Czech Republic during the Czech EU Presidency. The Office of the Government of the Czech Republic chose the PCC because of the extensive experience of the centre's team in organising top political events and ensuring the security aspects of the meetings.
Prague Councillors Approved Modification of Tourist Tax. Czech Capital Can Receive More Funds to Cultivate Tourism
In the Czech capital city, a modified decree on the local accommodation fee has been in effect since the beginning of 2022, The new form was approved by the Prague City Assembly, and it is based on a memorandum that Prague signed with the Association of Hotels and Restaurants of the Czech Republic and with the Prague City Tourism municipal company last November. By increasing the local tourism tax from the current CZK 21 to CZK 50, Prague will receive the funds necessary to fulfil its long-term vision of cultivated and sustainable tourism, the development of the city as an attractive destination for meetings, conferences or exhibitions, and the promotion of the city abroad.
The Prague Market to Develop as Place of Leisure Opportunities Under Administration of the Prague Exhibition Grounds
The Czech capital city will offer an old-new place for relaxation, entertainment, culture, meetings and events with various concepts as well as hybrid events not only for Prague inhabitants soon.
Prague Airport Handles Nearly 4.4 Million Passengers in 2021
Air transport is slowly recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic related travel restrictions impact, as evidenced, among other things, by the 2021 Václav Havel Airport Prague results. Compared to 2020, nearly 20% more passengers were handled, while the number of aircraft movements increased by 13%.