Prague rated next ideal solo journey location in the globe

Jan Herget | Photo: Martin Vaniš,  Radio Prague International

“This doesn’t shock me, Prague is a beautiful town with an awesome historical past, many sight-looking at options, great inns, and gastronomy. But even extra significant is safety. The Czech Republic is among the the prime 10 most secure international locations in the earth, which is very essential. Public providers like transportation also work on a extremely higher degree. So the mixture of the beauty of the metropolis, basic safety, and general public providers make the city so effective.”

I know CzechTourism has been carrying out really a bit of operate to modify the name of Prague getting a ‘wild occasion city’ that it’s garnered in excess of the a long time. Do you see your operate having to pay off, and what are the measures the metropolis has taken to transform this name internationally?

“Absolutely, we are striving difficult jointly with the town – and I assume it is quite crucial that the town and government have designed numerous improvements. For example, taxi and cash trade services have enhanced. These improvements have improved the high-quality of solutions, and naturally have proven that Prague is not a stag bash town anymore, that the passionate beauty of the metropolis is extra essential than the selling price of beer.”

Are there more cultural situations readily available now in the metropolis that might have also transformed the city’s status internationally?

“I really do not think it improved so substantially, but we have made better effort and hard work to connect these gatherings more. For instance Prague Spring or Prague Autumn, two essential musical occasions in the city, have been heading on for dozens of decades, they aren’t new. It was generally here, but possibly we did not converse it correctly. One more factor is that Prague is a single of the greenest metropolitan areas in the globe, we have wonderful parks in the city, and the share of parks and greenery is 1 of the greatest in the complete earth. With each other with lifestyle and architecture, it will make a ideal cocktail for travelers.”

How has CzechTourism altered the interaction of the metropolis to change its popularity?

Photo: City of Prague Gallery

“It’s not just CzechTourism, but also the metropolis of Prague is working on this. For illustration, on Dlouhá Road, 1 of the largest social gathering locations, the city is pushing difficult to reduce the noise ranges by sending police there in purchase to try and make the atmosphere calmer. If you are obtaining significant get-togethers there all the time, everyday travelers really don’t like it. So it all commences at the airport, there are indicators saying respect the metropolis and the men and women, and I assume this sort of communication is crucial. I really do not feel it will transform the conduct of individuals in a minute, but around the lengthy expression persons start out to really feel it and respect it.”