The data of the capital city of Prague in the field of tourism have long significantly increased the income in this area. The PCT, in cooperation with the capital, is trying to find ways to reduce this existing imbalance in the document. The city subsidizes tourists with public transport, for example, because tickets do not cover costs.
Today, the city approved a memorandum with its company Prague City Tourims (PCT) and Asociac hotel and restaurant R, on the basis of which a proposal to raise a fee is due for a year. The current fee of 21 crowns is valid from 1 January 2020.
The external rate would bring to the city coffers an additional income from tourism, which, according to the document, would be used to support and cultivate tourism. Outside of the fee and for fifty crowns, Prague washes the con.
Compared to other European cities, the fee in Prague is not even equal. The change of 21 crowns represents approximately 0.81 euros. According to the document, for example, in Barcelona for 1.1 euros, in Vienna 2.11 euros, in Budapest 3.2 euros. Not more than six euros to pay tourists in m, and in Copenhagen even 19.04 euros.
Some Czech cities, such as Karlovy Vary, Krumlov, Frantikovy Lzn or Lipno nad Vltavou, have decided to increase the fee to 50 K. Above 21 K, the fee was increased by St nad Labem, Lednice, pindlerv mln and Luhaovice.
In 2019, roughly 344 million crowns were paid in fees from hostels to the city treasury. Last year, the city disbanded the pandemic due to coronaviruses.