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Hungarian tourist numbers in Croatia break 2019 record

The number of Hungarian tourists visiting Croatia last year increased by 13 percent to a record 728,000 compared with 2019, the last record year, the Croatian National Tourism Board Office in Hungary said on Wednesday.

Tartu offers a year to help humankind

Following the now generally accepted practice of hosting European Capitals of Culture in provincial areas, one of the three hosts in 2024 is Tartu, the second-largest city in Estonia after Tallinn, though no small place with a population of some 97,000. And while this ...

European Capitals of Culture 2024

A first for Austrian inner-Alpine region

Veszprém-Balaton in Hungary, Elefsina in Greece and Timișoara in Romania are ending their stints as European Capitals of Culture 2023, and Tartu in Estonia, Bodø in Norway and Bad Ischl in Austria are about to take over throughout 2024. With 27 member states in ...

Number of tourists, nights spent continues to increase

In October 2023, 1.3 million guests spent 3.1 million tourism nights at tourist accommodation establishments (commercial, private and other accommodation establishments). The number of guests was 6.9% higher and that of tourism nights 5.1% higher than a year earlier.

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A symbolic impression of Ukraine's second city in suburban Pest

Little Kharkiv tucked away in Thököly Road

A place I was fortunate to travel to this year between pandemic lockdowns was Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city in the east of the country. And it's interesting that since my return to Budapest there have been certain moments back home when things suddenly spring ...

Tower top matches famous Hollywood film

A touch of “Vertigo” at Polish church

With all respect to the Polska Parafia Personalna w Budapeszcie, which translates as the Polish Personal Parish in Budapest, whenever in line of sight of this Kőbánya landmark it is the tower top that gives the surreal but impulsive take I always have here ...

Szolnok with an unexpected Estonian twist

A tale of two Tallinns

This wintery, restricted-action January I yearned for a day out. It did not matter where. In haste, I took the first train out of the city and went to Szolnok. I had no real aim in mind other than to be the mere tourist ...

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A symbolic impression of Ukraine's second city in suburban Pest

Little Kharkiv tucked away in Thököly Road

A place I was fortunate to travel to this year between pandemic lockdowns was Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city in the east of the country. And it's interesting that since my return to Budapest there have been certain moments back home when things suddenly spring ...

Tower top matches famous Hollywood film

A touch of “Vertigo” at Polish church

With all respect to the Polska Parafia Personalna w Budapeszcie, which translates as the Polish Personal Parish in Budapest, whenever in line of sight of this Kőbánya landmark it is the tower top that gives the surreal but impulsive take I always have here ...

Travel after the pandemic #2: Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava blues a little more promising now

The enticing motto “Bratislava, the 72 Hour City”, as newly devised by the Bratislava Tourist Board, not only offers a warm welcome to this alluring river city but also suggests much to see and do in the three-day time frame. My response to this ...