New services connect Adriatic Sea, and hop-on hop-off for Danube

Buses to coast, boats on Bend

Bus company Flixbus began long-distance coach services from Budapest to the Croatian Adriatic coast on July 9. Closer to home, MAHART company has started a daily boat service in the Danube Bend area, which operates on a 'Hop-On Hop-off' basis.

Flights returning as propensity to travel on rise: survey

Wings of desire

A Budapest Airport survey in June established that 81% of the respondents plan to fly, with 67% intending to jet off from Budapest this year. The survey was the largest carried out by the airport, with the 17,000-plus respondents saying their three most important ...

A brief introduction to cemetery 'life' in less frequented areas of the city

Buried treasure

Cemeteries can be intriguing, even if not too much is said about them. Understandably so, as they require no real explanation other than what's obvious and “final” at these points of no return. But what is clear when our time has come, irrespective of ...

Sustainable travel opportunities in the countryside

Tourism, humanitarian-style

Stroking alpacas in a national park, rowing in a canoe or trying a spoonful of honey directly from the beehive – sounds like something new to try, right? These activities are part of the program offered by Ágnes Szabó-Diószeghy and her company Humtour. All ...

Excursion tip: Eger with its castle and minaret

In the Ottomans’ footsteps

The historical city of Eger is characterised not only by its beautiful architecture but its exciting history as well. The northern Hungarian settlement was ruled by the Ottomans for 91 years during the 16th and 17th centuries, and today visitors still like to follow ...

Château Béla in Slovakia, a Heritage Hotel of Europe

Raring to go, heading for the horizon

Three months of coronavirus lockdown is enough to make anyone stir-crazy. We're desperate to get out and about again, to go somewhere, anywhere really. Finally, it is a big relief when the borders reopen. We have a booklet of "Historické Hotely Slovenska, a collection ...

Initiative to safeguard guests during pandemic

Kempinski hotels debut White Glove Service

From luggage cleaning to bespoke face masks, luxury hotel brand Kempinski has unveiled a new "white glove" hygiene strategy to ensure anti-viral stays.

Odessa, sister city of Szeged

Pearl with a cosmopolitan soul

Odessa is the top tourist destination of the Black Sea and the maritime capital of Ukraine. Thanks to its network of seven ports, the city is an international logistic hub.

Travel puts the brakes on but will get back on the rails

Life hits a temporary roadblock

The desire to travel is eternal but today's travel and tourism industries are, for now, in trouble.

A nuts-and-bolts guide to overlooked Kharkiv

Tourism ready to take off in Ukraine’s east

It was a real pleasure to finally visit Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, albeit at a weekend glance. Since this January it has finally become possible to fly there low-cost from Budapest, thus bringing a new wave of travel and tourism to this region in ...