Prague, a painful awakening

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Published on 03/04/09 - Updated on 17/03/22

The star destination at the end of the last century, today Prague is having a more difficult time, as it suffers a steady drop in occupancy just as the hotel supply was reaching its peaks... and oversupply results. After having it easy, the pampered city had a rough awakening because it was poorly prepared for the changes. The presidency of the European Union will put the city in the limelight for six months. Professionals are hoping that this will trigger the jolt needed to integrate the circuit of Europe’s unmissable urban tourist destinations.

The capital of the Czech Republic will be at the center of Europe’s politics until June 30 and expects thousands of diplomats and government officials for European executive meetings. The 60,000 bednights expected will be welcome in 2009 in a context where the city has been steadily losing visitors...

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