Coming up September 27th in Budapest, World Tourism Day (WTD) 2018 will focus on the importance of digital technologies in tourism. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) event will provide participants with opportunities for innovation and the potential for sustainable development.
Budapest Airport has opened a new VIP service which offers exclusivity, relaxation, comfort and the personal touch, and more.
Coming to Budapest May 15th thru 18th, the Budapest Pálinka Festival is a unique gastronomic event for locals and guests of the city. Some 300 plus varietes of pálinka, a special Hungarian brandy, are the main attraction. Major producers offer their best distilled spirits.
For travelers headed to Budapest, Hungary one of Europe and the world’s most stunning cities awaits. And for those in search of the finest stays there, Boscolo Budapest offers an unarguably luxurious experience.
According to news from Budapest Airport, Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) will increase flight frequency for at the airport to 27 flights weekly. Starting on April 28th of the coming year, KLM will operate between Amsterdam and Budapest four times daily.
Budapest has seen several air carries fly in to the Hungarian capital of late. The most recent new carrier, OLT Express, having arrived from Dresden just the other day. Budapest was last connected with the southeastern Germany city decades ago via recently defunct Interflugand Malév.
In business news, a group of travel retail companies have formally united to create a so called Central and Eastern Europe Travel Retail Association (CEETRA).
Starting today Genfrest runs in Budapest through September 3rd. With the motto “Let’s bridge” Genfest is about unity between people, cultures, generations, families, and movements.
Okay, so you’re headed to Europe, or at least thinking about it for the Summer. Argo Travel News came across a few deals that bear closer scrutiny for the traveler who’s plans are not completely filled out. From boutique hotels to full fledged luxury resorts, bad economic times can spell big time savings, as you’ll see below.
Rivers across Eastern Europe remain frozen as a record cold snap covers much of the continent. Reports that the Danube froze over, disrupting shipping and river traffic, reveal one of the most bitter Winter weather situations in modern history. Hundreds of deaths and literally thousands of cases of frostbite and hypothermia have also been reported.
For a taste of Budapest you’ll truly never forget, this month’s “Sweet Days” festival at Buda Castle will supply a gastro-cultural memory to last. September 16 to 18, a world of European sweets and other rarities will be offered up to locals and visitors to Budapest.
TechCrunch reported on a fascinating startup in April, a new take on vacation rentals called HouseTrip. The news back then was about the Swiss startup’s $2.7 million in funding from Index Ventures, but today it looks as if the company is spending the money wisely. Let’s take a look under the hood of what my old friend Steve O’Hear called; “another play in the holiday apartments space.”
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.