Foreigners discriminated in 8 Prague restaurants

(Special inspection action on national discrimination in restaurants)

(Prague, July 23, 2014) Surveys show that most visitors to the Czech Republic most frequently visit the capital of Prague. In order to develop tourism it is necessary to check whether offered services make good impression and inspire tourists for another visit. Hence, annually inspectors of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority target at attractive and touristic locations and inspect fairness of services providers in order to check – among others – whether foreign consumers are discriminated or not in different types of restaurants. Inspection results of 13 pre-selected restaurants were very unsatisfactory – shortcomings were detected in 9 of them, including 8 in which inspectors proved discriminative conduct towards foreign consumers. Within all inspections, “service fees” billed to English speaking inspectors exceeded 464 Czech crowns. All 9 subjects will be fined in administrative proceedings. CTIA inspectors will continue in the inspections not only throughout all the touristic season, but also after it ends because services of restaurants in the centre of Prague are also widely used by foreigners living in the Czech Republic long term.

The complete press release is available in the attachment.

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2014-07-23-pr-inspections-at-prague-restaurants.doc (, 37.00 KB)

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