Today, August 6, the renowned Sziget Festival kicks off the greatest party-filled week on the Obudai Island in Budapest. Featuring big names such as Placebo, The Killers or Snoop Dog and an impressive agenda jam-packed with quality music, theater, dance, cabaret, crafts, various sports and many other exciting performances, the festival is ready to welcome over 400,000 visitors from all over the world.
Hungary is emerging as something of a conference tourism hub for Easter Europe. So far this year, the country’s conference attendees are up 76 percent, and growth in the segment is actually better than before the recession. Hungary tourism appears about ready to take off as maybe the first boom tourism economy out of the economic chaos.