Compact archive February 15, 2007

Lufthansa opens a new route Prague - Stuttgart

Lufthansa, German air carrier, launched the sale of flight tickets to their new line from Prague to Stuttgart. The first flight is scheduled on 16th April.

The company will fly on the route Prague – Stuttgart every day except Saturday. Return tickets can be bought from 2490 CZK plus fees and taxes.

Lufthansa flies from Prague also to Munchen, Frankfurt am Main, Dusseldorf and Hamburg. Traveler can fly to Stuttgart also with Czech Airlines twelfth times a week.

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Most tourists come from Germany

The statistics made by the agency STEM/MARK for the Ministry for Regional Development and CzechTourism show some interesting facts about the incoming tourism in the Czech Republic.

In terms of tourists who visit the country only for one day, the majority of them comes from Germany (63%). Then from Poland (13%), Slovakia (11%) and Austria (10%). They mostly cross the border for shopping and their average expenses are 2101 CZK per person per day.

Foreign tourist spend on average 4 days in the Czech Republic. Americans, Japanese and Russians stay here the longest. Most visitors who spend here at least one night, come from Germany (29%), Great Britain (16%), Slovakia (8%), Austria (6%) and Poland (6%). They come here mainly for recreation and entertainment and to visit their relatives and friends. Their average expenses are 2 498 CZK per person per day.

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Two hotels in Prague among the world's most luxurious hotels

TripAdvisor published a report Traveler’s choice 2006 stating the most luxurious hotels in the world that were evaluated by millions of travellers. Two hotels in Prague, Riverside Hotel and Hotel La Palais, has been ranked in the top 10 most luxurious hotels in the world.

The TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award winner was assessed by a combination of TripAdvisor’s Popularity Index and traveler ratings in specific categories. Click here to have the complete list of winners sent to your email address.

Prague’s hotel Riverside is situated on the left bank of Vltava river near Jiraskuv bridge. It can be easily recognized by a large green neon sign on the building. Hotel Le Palais can be found in the exclusive residential district of Prague, Vinohrady, a 15-minute walk from Wenceslas Square.

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Exhibition of Indian pictures created with a mobile phone

Lubomir Kotek is a photographer who in known for his reportage from war conflicts and who cooperates with many humanitarian organization. Now he displays a unique exhibition called Indian Dreams. What’s untypical is the way he made the pictures – with his mobile phone.

He admits that taking a pictures with his mobile phone was not so easy. On the other hand his cell phone was still with him whenever he needed and he could easily mingle with the crowds around him. He didn’t evoke the image of a rich tourist, he didn’t provoke. Indian people even from the lowest social caste reacted naturally.

The exhibition displays photographs of nature beauties, historical monuments and the way of living of local people. You can visit it until 1st March in the hall of Auto Jarov (Orsikova 8) in Prague 3.

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Prophet foretold an attack at Prague's airport

Police officers with automatics and bulletproof vests can be seen now at the Prague International Airport Ruzyne. This time they do not react to the anonymous threats but to the information received from a woman who foretold a terrorist attack at the airport.

Although police do not think there is a big danger, they do not want to underestimate the situation. The woman said her full name and address and also warned against shooting at the airport. According to the Minister of the Interior Ivan Langer this case is not related to the recent threat of an attack near Corinthia Towers.

It was not specified when and what time the attack would happen. Police officers patrol both terminals,the runway and the space in front of the building. The action does not affect any passengers.