Meetings Star Awards ranking, compiled annually by Slovenian Kongres magazine, evaluates the European meeting destinations regarding their meeting infrastructure, marketing activities and a set of other factors. Among the XL meeting destinations capable to host more than 2,000 delegates, Prague ranked seventh with the 4.55 points out of 5.00 possible. In the New Europe region, the Czech capital occupies the first rank, Prague Convention Bureau writes in their press release.
The jury evaluated 78 meeting destinations in total, based on the set of 63 various criteria divided into 10 groups, and also based on the workshops with the leading experts from the given destinations. Prague’s score is a result of combination of the following individual grades:
Natural and cultural factors: 4.86
General and transport infrastructure 4.66
Tourist infrastructure: 4.89
Meeting infrastructure: 4.83
Marketing Buzz: 4.90
ICCA index: 4.88
Numbeo quality of life Index: 3.20
Numbeo Safety Index: 3.91
ACI Airport Connectivity Index: 4.54
Subjective grade: 4.83
Brno ranked 14th in the 2017 assessment.
According to the Czech Statistical Office, PCB says, Prague is currently offering accommodation in 795 hotels with the total capacity of almost 92,000 beds.
>> More details about the ranking. Press release by the Prague Convention Bureau in Czech is attached below.
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Source/Images: Kongres/Meeting Star Awards 2017
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