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Prague richest city in post-communist zone

11-08-2006 15:10 | Linda Maštalíř

Prague is the richest city in the former Eastern Bloc, says the Swiss bank UBS in its annual index of the richest cities in the world. For the second year in a row, the Czech capital has an edge over Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital, which ranks 43rd on the index, while Prague is 41st.   More

Prague attracts more tourists every year

16-02-2006 14:07 | Daniela Lazarová

After the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989 thousands of Western tourists flocked to Prague for their first-ever visit to the Czech capital. This intense interest lasted for several years and together with the city's architectural treasures it ensured a steady stream of tourists. But now - more than sixteen years later - the Prague tourist authorities have a new goal: to keep tourists coming back for more.   More

CzechTourism releases tourism forecast for 2006

11-01-2006 13:06 | Jan Velinger

Welcome to Spotlight, Radio Prague's travel programme taking you on a continuing journey through the Czech lands. In today's edition, though, not a destination but a look at trends in tourism. This week, the state-run agency CzechTourism, together with the private Association of Czech Travel Agencies, released tourism statistics for 2005 as well as the forecast for 2006. According to the survey, the outlook for the Czech tourist industry this year will once again be favourable.  More

Is Prague successfully preserving its architectural heritage?

13-12-2005 16:29 | Coilin O'Connor

St Vitus' Cathedral Over the past decade or so, visitors have been flocking to Prague in ever-increasing numbers. Many of them have been attracted by tales of the city's beautiful, well-preserved architecture, which embraces many different styles ranging from the imposing gothic grandeur of St Vitus' Cathedral to the baroque opulence of St. Nicholas' Church. This upsurge in tourism has resulted in a swathe of development projects across the Czech capital aimed at meeting the demands of visitors to the city. Critics say such initiatives pose a threat to the architectural splendour of Prague, which is what brings so many people here in the first place.   More

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