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Krakow talks with the EU about regulating tourist rental

Many months of solidarity of actions taken by European cities - including Krakow – in order to ensure that EU institutions develop coherent regulations allowing for the control of short-term holiday rentals seem to be bearing fruit. On September 17, during an online meeting, Margrethe Vestager, the Vice-President of the European Commission, heard the demands of 11 metropolises. The Mayor, Jacek Majchrowski, spoke about the expectations of Krakow.

Airbnb and Krakow - partnership for sustainable tourism

On September 16, the Airbnb platform and the City of Krakow signed a letter of intent inaugurating partnership cooperation for sustainable tourism. Both parties will spread  knowledge about the advantages of responsible travelling, as well as exchange data on tourism. For Airbnb, it is the first project ever of this kind in Central and Eastern Europe.

Meeting Planner skills in the world of COVID-19

BizBash Media collected information from meeting planners about the most important competences and features they should have today. From technical knowledge to crisis communication plans to a healthy dose of empathy, they are just some of the skills they have listed. There are eight of them presented below.

ANTYCOVID EXPO - necessity is the mother of invention

Applications and bracelets for home quarantine, handles for contactless door opening, solar disinfectants - they are just a few of the many products proving that the technology of the future will help us survive the crisis.

2020 edition of Poland Meetings and Events Industry Report

2020 marks the eleventh time that Poland Convention Bureau of Polish Tourism Organisation has compiled the latest edition of Poland Meetings and Events Industry Report, which this time sums up the meetings sector’s 2019 accomplishments.

Safe MICE venue - new self-certification programme

Recent months transformed the state of business meetings worldwide. There are ongoing efforts dedicated to analysing operations in the new reality. Launched by Polish Tourism Organisation as its latest project intended to support the meetings industry, a new self-certification programme available at bezpiecznyobiekt.pot.gov.pl is aimed at conference and congress venues operating in Poland. 

Malopolska - Safe Tourism Certificate

Travel safely in the Malopolska Region. The "Malopolska - Safe Tourism" program has begun, the aim of which is to increase the trust of people visiting the Region in hotel facilities, transport services and various types of tourist attractions! As of today, we invite you to register at www.cmbt.pl.

In search of tourists and new tourism. Tourism-friendly cities - Krakow in the European project

A group of European cities (Utrecht, Venice, Druskininkai, Rovaniemi, Dún Laoghaire, Cáceres, Braga, Dubrovnik, Krakow, and Genoa, the leader, started the second stage of the project called Tourism Friendly Cities under the URBACT III program co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

Back to MICE in the COVID-19 world

After months of total lockout, the MICE sector is gradually reopening in many countries. This is not only limited to countries that have suppressed COVID-19, but also many where the situation remains precarious as they are facing a second wave of infections.

Google's Golden Pin for Wawel!

On the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the launch of Google Maps, Golden Pins were awarded - that is, awards for the best tourist attractions in the country. There were 16 places on the Polish list - one from each region. Wawel is the winner in the Malopolska Region. It already has more than 100,000 opinions on Google Maps, and the average rating is 4.7.