Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

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5th December 2017 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


Prague Convention Bureau: Congresses held in Prague bring annually up to 200 million euro to public budgets

Meeting industry in Prague, which is an industry associated with organizing congresses, conferences, corporate meetings and incentive events, generates in multiplication an annual income of between 170 and 200 million Euro to public budgets. According to the new KPMG study prepared for the Prague Convention Bureau, only 3,9% - between 6.5 and 7.5 million Euro of the sum - will return to Prague's budget.
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21st November 2017 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


The NY Times: Why Libraries are everywhere in the Czech Republic

PRAGUE — In the age of Amazon and the internet, the idea of going to a public library to borrow a book may seem ever more quaint and old-fashioned in many parts of the world, but one country, at least, is clinging to it tenaciously: the Czech Republic, New York Times' Hana de GOEU writes.
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3rd November 2017 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


Arcadis 2017 Sustainable Cities Mobility Index: Prague ranks 5th

Zurich, Paris and Prague are the highest placed European cities, ranking second, third and fourth respectively, with strong scores in the Planet and Profit sub-indices - due to established infrastructure, efficient metro systems and commitment to green technology.
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11th October 2017 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


Czech Statistical Office publication: CO2 Emissions, Real GDP, Renewable Energy and Tourism - study | IEA Energy Efficiency 2017 report

Regulatory policies are necessary to increase the awareness of sustainable tourism. In addition, the use of renewable energy and the adoption of clean technologies in tourism sector as well as in producing goods and services play a significant role in CO2 mitigation, says study in the Statistics and Economy Journal published by the Czech Statistical Office.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic