Titanic Exhibition

Submerged in the Arctic Ocean

The Titanic is the most famous ship in the whole world. Since 1997, when the eponymous film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet came out, everybody claims to know the story of the tragic…

16 November 2017 - 12:11 PM

Andalusian Fiesta in the Hungarian arsenal

Dancing Horses fill the Arena in Budapest

After a fantastic performance of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna almost exactly a year ago, Papp László Budapest Sportaréna hosts a world-class equestrian show again. On the 2nd and 3rd of…

17 November 2017 - 01:11 PM

In-Person Meetings with Business Schools: 4 Reasons Why You Should Participate

Top international business schools meet One-to-One with aspiring business, management, and finance professionals in Budapest on 9th and 10th December.

17 November 2017 - 01:11 PM

Kempinski scores at World Travel Awards 2017

A hat-trick plus one

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest was named Hungary’s Leading Hotel at the World Travel Awards 2017 Europe Gala Ceremony in the Russian Museum of Ethnography, St. Petersburg, on September 30. “The…

24 October 2017 - 12:10 PM

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