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Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is known as one
of the most beautiful cities in the world. Often referred to as
the “City of Hundred Spires” or the “Golden City”, its historic
Old Town is nestled on the banks of Vltava River and is home
to some of the most stunning architecture in Europe.
With its location in the very centre of the continent, Prague
is a significant airline hub, with 53 airlines flying through
its Vaclav Havel Airport to 130 destinations in 52 different
countries. The city itself offers a wide range of conference
facilities, ranging from modern and high tech congress halls
that have hosted NATO, IMF and EU meetings, to historic
jewels that combine beautiful interiors with up-to-date
technology. A total of 70,000 people can be accommodated
in Prague’s hotels and other amenities, and this, combined
with its excellent public transport system, wonderful
restaurants and nightlife and overall reasonable cost, makes
it the ideal venue for conferences and other events of just
about any size.
Prague is rich in its architecture, culture
and historic sites, whilst at the same time
being modern and dynamic. As a city to
party, create modern art, exhibit, or
perform in, it knows no equal,
and this is reflected in the
vast range of events that
take place every year. One
of the most vibrant cities in
Europe, big enough to excite,
cozy enough to relax in... all
of this together makes Prague an
extraordinarily attractive place that is
well worth a visit.
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CASE
STUDY
Shangrila Village in Pokhara and Dwarika’s in
Kathmandu. The DMC worked closely with
the hotels to ensure uniformly high levels of
service, comfort and safety.
During their visit, Delta Lloyd program
participants were given the option to try
a number of heart-
pounding outdoor
activities like rafting,
trekking and mountain
biking, along with
relaxing choices like
spa massages, picnic
lunches and shopping,
all framed by the
stupendous views of
the snow-capped
Himalayan mountains.
In addition to
enjoying the variety of
recreational/relaxational
options offered by the
destination, participants were treated to
immersive” experiences such as a Hippie
Theme Dinner, which transported participants
back to the hippie movement of the late
1960
s. The groups were also taken on a
Treasure Hunt to locate a lunch venue, which
allowed them to simultaneously discover the
treasures of the alluring ancient city
of Bhaktapur.
Conquering Challenges
Although Nepal offers a wide array of exciting
activities and breathtaking scenery, Nair
says this incentive wasn’t an easy one. “The
Delta Lloyd Manager and the Destination
Unlimited Accounts Manager were on the ball
at all times and came on two separate site
inspections to evaluate the destination and
our deliverables,” he explains.
The weather – particularly heavy
monsoon rains – presented challenges.
Rains in Nepal are usually over by the end of
September, but this year an extended rainy
season and very heavy monsoons completely
washed away our planned mountain biking
tracks and also delayed renovation work at
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