The Prague congress season is here making September one of the city’s most important niche tourism seasons. Thousands of congress delegates crowd the city for events in the fields of medicine, science, research and education. News from the Prague Convention Bureau (PCB) sheds more light on this convention season already underway.
News from Prague, statistics from the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) for 2013 show the city’s ranking as a congress destination improved over the previous year. As a world congress destination, Prague gains attention on a path to “top 5” accolades.
Today, April 29 at 4 PM in Prague, visitors will have the chance to join Prague residents in joining the nearly one-quarter of the world’s people without shoes. One Day Without Shoes is set to draw attention to how poverty affects our world.
A powerful explosion in the center of Prague yesterday has injured scores of people and may have left many trapped beneath rubble. The explosion, believed to be from a gas leak, was powerful enough for tourists packing the Charles Bridge felt the explosion. Police say the explosion appears to be from a natural gas leak rather than some terrorist of other act of violence.
In news from Albania’s top air carrier BellAir, the company has announced special Summer direct flights from Tirana to Vienna and Prague beginning in June. Three flights will connect the these capitals, creating obvious opportunities for tourism and trade between the countries.