Prague wants to attract tourism to the city. Offers incentive packages Company News
At the beginning of July, the Prague City Tourism organization will launch its task of attracting more Czech tourists to the capital for a longer period of time and educating foreign ones about their behavior, especially in the historic center.
“Tourism in Prague is gradually recovering after the covid downturn. This year, together with Prague City Tourism and Prague 1, we are focusing on informing visitors so that we behave respectfully and with respect for the city and locals. The Enjoy Respect Prague campaign also includes useful advice and tips for extremely interesting places without crowds or where to go for good food. ” stated in a press release for culture and tourism Hana Třeštíková (Prague to Himself).
The organization has prepared packages for domestic visitors, which they can use for cheaper visits. “For example, they can get discounted admission to Prague’s towers in combination with a ride on the historic tram line number 42 and the like,” explained a member of the board of directors of Prague City Tourism Jana Adamcová.
The campaign mainly wants to inform foreign tourists about the rules of conduct in the city. “Prague 1 has long been concerned with the negative effects of inbound tourism, from short-term accommodation in apartments through aggressive disturbance of the night to complications associated with various means of transport for tourists who are definitely not suitable for the historic center.” described by the mayor of Prague 1 Petr Hejma (TENT).
Among the advice that visitors receive is, for example, an instruction to use only licensed guides, respect for historical monuments or observe night rest in the streets.
The first part of the city has been trying for peace in the streets for a long time. “Last summer, we therefore launched an awareness campaign called Enjoy & Respect, we communicate intensively with entrepreneurs in tourism and tighten controls. A great deal of work has been done by our Committee against the Depopulation of the Center, the city police has set up a special telephone line Call Opletalka for our citizens and has also newly set up special teams for surveillance in the night streets.h, “added Hejma.