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„TRAVEL 2016” – International Tourism Exhibition – Hungexpo – Budapest – 2016.

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Travel 2016. – March, 3-6.

HUNGEXPO  Ltd. Fair Center – Budapest

District X., 10. Albertirsai  Road.

There are so many places to explore in Hungary!  For those who have not already made up their mind where/when to travel in the year 2016 may get ideas beside exploring Hungary or to travel aboard. If not for only thst reason, at the “TRAVEL 2016.” – International Tourism Exhibition at the HUNGEXPO Fair Center will be able to reach offers from Hungarian and foreigner country’s stands offers, from around almost 40 000 potential partners during the 4 days fair!

For those visitors who are coming from other regions of the country to Budapest may be able to travel to Budapest with the off 50% of MÁV-Start ticket for the duration of the exhibition. Daily tickets on the spot at the entrance  ticket office: 2500HUF.

The year 2016 is also the year for the Olympic games and the visitors to the HUNGEXPO Fair will be able meet on the spot members of their favourite popular sports and Hungarian athletes.

Beside strolling through the great hall’s tourisim desks, the visitors can enjoy a parade, Carnival cars and dancers.  furthermore, Hungarian and international carnivals and festivals will be showcased at the exhibition. There will also be quiz with the jackpot prize, a trip to Brazil.

This year as so in the previous years, the Travel Expo invites a country to be  the Fair’s  Guest of Honor.

This year the Hungarian Guest of Honour will be Budapest  Our capital is a noteworthy window open to tourist destination from the four corners of the Earth.  At the exhibition a space of 300 square meters stand will be offering cultural, family and sightseeing programs  and entertainment shows during the 4 days.

The Professional Guest of Honour will be China … On the first day of the exhibition’s professional day will be only valid a higher  ticket price.The guest of honor China  has a prominent role in the program. The professional programs beginning on Thursday will continue on Friday as well.

The Cultural Guest of Honour … naturally in the year of the Summer Olympia Games will be Brazil …  So at the Brazil’s stand  visitor may feel the rhythm  of the samba and capoeira dancers and get into the mood of the carnival atmosphere. In addition to the dancers the gastronomy bits-and-pieces will be preparing in an authentic Brazilian cuisine and the visitors can explore the popular Cachaca in Brazil (grim reaper) and caipirinha as well.

Update Aggie Reiter

The Xth Volvo Cup – Győr – January – 3 to 5 – 2016

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The Sporty Year 2016 begins with the splash-off at Győr when it becomes Capital City of Water Polo.

Our men’s national team this time will not be in Budapest, instead at Győr on the Xth Volvo Cup before the European Championship.

At the press call was present: Dénes Kemény – President – Water Polo Association, Gábor Bodrogai – Managing director of Volvo Car Pty Ltd, Dr. Tivadar Somogyi – Győr city’s deputy mayor.

Dénes Kemény –  president of the national sports federation said  the  tournaments in the past was totally designed as to help the whole Hungarian water polo, ia to be held annually in different provincial scene. The past year was an exception, when in the capital was arranged for the teams at the BVSC on the Szőnyi road  the water pool games. In 2016  again the city of Győr will be the home for the polo-games.

He added that the Volvo Cup has been entrenched in the national team program, in the past decades. The President said, Q.:  „They have been involved in the preparation of the tasks”

Tibor Benedek  said that between this year’s opponents, Italy and Spain teams is also important that the Hungarian team will obtain the Rio Olympic quota. The main goal is that at the Volvo Cup to have that team, which is also to be listed in the European Championships . Also mentioned that a day before the tournament in Győr will be having a sparring waging with the Spanish polo team.

Gábor Bodrogai – managing director of Volvo Car Hungária Ltd. and the title sponsor, said, they continue to support the homeland’s water polo new generation. This means at this year’s tournament there will be supporting financially the performance for goals. This means after every Hungarian ball hits the net, the Hungarian association will receive one hundred thousand HUF. offered by the car company.

The Hungarian national team also consider this event as THE prolusions to the European Championship.

The Volvo Cup is a superb opportunity to bring together from across Nation and other countries water polo lovers to be supporters of their own teams. At the Volvo Cup the audience may experience water polo members to win or the otherwise yet the event surely will guaranty an experience of unforgettable moments around the swimming pool.

The opponents will be beside the Slovak national team the Italian and Spanish teams.

Schedule: Sunday, January, 3. – 5 p.m. – Slovakia-Spain and 7 p.m. – Hungary-Italy. Monday, January, 4. – 5 p.m. – Spain-Italy and 7 p.m. – Hungary-Slovakia. Tuesday, January, 5.- 6 p.m. Slovakia-Italy and 8 p.m. Hungary-Spain.

At the Volvo Cup press meeting Dénes Kemény – President of the Hungarian Water Polo Association announced the day’s good news by saying, the  tournament tickets are already out now. From to-day can be purchased through the www.tex.hu or personally in Győr at the ticket office. The price to all the seven water polo games is 9900HUF, and for the time being can only be bought passes.

Let’s cheer Together!

Update and snap by Aggie Reiter

Skiing opportunities in-and-around Hungary

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The press conference was opened by Ruszinkó Adam – Deputy State Secretary for Tourism – Economy Ministry saying, the Hungarian winter sports tourism aspects, especially in the domestic field in skiing opportunities are in-and-around the country. The Tourism in the current year pointed out that the data in all respects shows for the positive expectation to Hungary to be this year’s most successful year ever in tourism. Continued by saying, in the first three-quarter of the year 2015., 8.16 million visited Hungary and within this number was 20.75 million guest overnight spent at commercial accommodations. The number of guests by the number of guest nights was higher than the previous year’s. In particular, domestic tourism for almost half of all overnight stays represented the number in increasing. The Deputy State Secretary emphasised to be looking  forward to a great season by Hungarian skiers. Taking into account the figures of the previous year’s season five hundred thousand Hungarian skier, keeping up in staying domestically even for just one night. A new turn in the traveling tourism could be by locals and foreigners. For many enjoy to spend time at 2 to 4 nights as a short relaxing trip to the wellness spa resorts. He added, this time can be spent absolutely and worthwhile to go up to the mountain side for skiing for also that period. This performance would positively contribute to further strengthening of the domestic tourism in the off-season period. The domestic enterprises really are unto do as best of everything in their power so that in Hungary the ski lovers could have the option of staying in Hungary for skiing. The domestic ski resorts are close in distance and on the one hand are more affordable than slopping down in other European country. For the foreigners, who just spend a short time with small children or want to have a bit of ski teaching in advance is the right place to come to enjoy the available pre-ski training at good conditions and need not have to spend a day abroad in learning the first technical, physical steps in skiing. The Hungarian ski pistes in wintertime also welcomes the ski lovers and with the well-equipped plastic shells is perfect to gain the acquired knowledge of skiing for domestic smaller kids, young adult and adults.

Tamás Glázer –  Tourism deputy general manager at Tourism – Hungary outlined the following …  Their project is „Enjoy skiing at home”. The beginners and pros skiers can enjoy themselves on the ski slopes in Hungary. The priority of the winter season tourism in stimulating the domestic and ski-related accommodations, most restaurants are small or medium-sized enterprises that accept currency in the domestic. The goodies of the Tourism vacation cards were also emphasized. The quality of domestic services reached the level to beginner to pros, everyone can feel well on different tracks. Then Tourism general manager also confirmed that the enquiries indicate already to a good chance that 2015-2016 can be a record year for tourism in Hungary.  This year’s winter season has launched 10 times within the Budapest Winter Invitation promotion campaign by the Hungarian National Tourist Office. The collaboration was already made by the providers in the tourism service by the Hungarian Association of Hotels and Restaurants. The campaign’s goal is to popularize Budapest within the winter services in increasing tourist traffic and extend the time of staying by local and foreigners visitors.

At the press conference István Chernel – Ski and Tourism Cluster talked about the name itself of Cluster. Staring with first the connected to István Chernelházi Chernel (1865 – 1922) – Hungarian ornithologist, who in 1893 (Norway) introduced the ski and skiing. More than 1893 promotional articles have been published and in 1896 he wrote and published his book titled “The Footsledge Manual” This was the first edition in history that a Hungarian describe the sport. Up to this day his works hung in the domestic skiing basics with technical skills. Cluster is designed for sport, physical activity and domestic promotion of the culture of snow sports and winter sports. Just a quick  overview of ski facilities and in skiing around the world … there are  80 countries, 2,119 ski lifts are operating a total of 26,934. More than 6 million hotels are available around the globe for skiers. On Earth more than 100 million people ski regularly, most of them in Germany (14.6 million), the US (13.6 million) and Japan (11.5 million), while in Hungary, 0.5 million (497 thousand). The number of skiers world is highly significant, but he was happy to say there is a slight change in growth, and hopefully by the locals and foreigners it will continue to increase. According to the figures, the dynamic growth in China and Eastern Europe is expected to target the non-skiers groups by 2020. More and more people are traveling for winter vacation to places. In recent years, the general trend of increase in demand for shorter (three days) ski programs (several times, shorter duration). These three factors significantly assist in the development of domestic skiing. Summarising the “Skilands” in Hungary there 42 ski trails, 70 lifts, 30 lit up at night. During daylight and lit up as it darken  at 27 ski schools. A total of 46 ski lifts in operation at the snowy field. The Cluster has 26 members, of which 10 pieces of snow-covered ski resort at Dobogókő, Eplény, Kékestető, Lillafüred, Mátraszentistván, Nagy Hideg Hegy – Great Cold Mountain, Normafa  -Norma Wood, Sátoraljaújhely, Pécs, Visegrád.

Furthermore  detailed information in English language concerning Cluster visit: http://rudar.ruc.dk/bitstream/1800/1263/1/Final-version.pdf

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

British Days are here again – Grand Market Hall – Budapest – 2015.

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This will be the last Tourism Days of  2015.,  organised at the Grand Market Hall.

December, 8 – 10. 2015 

District, IX., 1-3. Vámház Blvd. – Budapest

From Tuesday to Thursday, open during 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Throughout the year the Tourism Days was indeed a great program to attend and find out about different countries culture and food specialities. So as reaching the end of 2015., United Kingdom comes along to Budapest’s  Grand Market exhibiting Xmas  goodies.

The entry as to any market  around the world is free of charge. Of course, here only cost you money of what you purchase. Neat and cosy things for Xmas shopping will be at your fingertips. Interested to discover the goodies … roll through the poster and see the listed products and  programs.

Although this  is a pretty short news, but the greater joy for those who plan and will be visiting in the next coming  three days at the Grand Market Hall.

Update by Aggie Reiter

 

Coming up … 10th FőzdeFeszt and Street Food Market 2015 – Budapest

LIQUID BREAD  – FŐZDEFESZT 

September, 11 – 13. 2015.

Venue:   District; XIV., Felvonulási Square – Budapest … the location is within reach to the ARC poster-exhibition.

Already  it has been five years since the first Főzdefeszt, the hegemony of the industrial beer had introduced itself  among local and many foreigner tourists and foreigners living in Budapest – Hungary. Beer was always the liquid bread for many Hungarians. As years went by new, fine, smooth  beers were presented by breweries. In a wink, out from nowhere like mushrooms the breweries became more popular. The festival is arranged every year whereas we thousands of beer lover visitors come along to be up-to-date with the local beers.

This year, the visitors to the Főzdefeszt will witness a new phenomenon in Hungarian craft-beer culture. The clerical beer is on the rise! Will be ont he taps three new Hungarian clerical craft-beer identities … The Zirc Monastic Brewery the first real-life brewery opened in the basement of one of Hungary’s oldest and greatest Cistercian Monastery at Zirc. Also the St.Mauriciusz Monastery, just a few kilometers away from Zirc, and at the Bors Brewery. Introducing the Bishop of Székesfehérvár recreating a fin-de-siecle porter, Szt. István Porter at Kőbánya. It is the old home of Hungarian brewing, at one of the youngest breweries called Monyó.

There will be so many to have a sample on, just like to witness the uncanny performance of Freak Fusion Cabaret  …  a renown new-circus group  … they decided to brew a smoky lager on their own, under the name Triple Rittberger.

In-between tasting the superb  Hungarian beers, for the first time, the Főzdefeszt welcomes a couple of international breweries. Mentioning a few …  Van de Streek  – Netherlands, BrewAge – Austria and Lucky Bastrad – Czech Republic.

During the Főzdefeszt the food assortments in the name of Street Food Market will be available.

Sunday will be the day when the annual prize will be chosen for the Favourite Beer of the Year 2015 …  the Best Brewery of the Year 2015 …. also a new prize: The Best Beer Design of the Year, 2015., which from now on, will be accompanied by a nice sum of money.  To have these votes come alive be sure to give your vote to your favourite beer!

No cash, only the use of bank cards.

Free entry … For beer drinking just buy a Főzdefeszt glass for 1000HUF and/or for the Craft Master one glass: 1500HUF.

Update by Aggie Reiter

XXIII. Wine-Week Award Ceremony at Balatonlelle – 2015.

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Rolling along at South Lake Balaton  – Wine … Wine … Wine … XXIII. Wineweek  

Award Ceremony at and along the boardwalk of Balatonlelle – Hungary!

Event shoot-off daily until 11 p.m. from August, 1.throughout August, 9. 2015.

Admission free of charge, food and drinks payment cash only.

At then opening ceremony were present professionals from the tourism, wine professionals and the outstanding local representatives gastronomic … including Ramona Biró – Wine Queen 2014, István Kenéz – major of Balatonlelle, Miklós Mészaros – major of Balatonboglár, József Pócz – President of Balatonlelle hill-community.

József Pócz – President hill-community Balatonlelle said at the opening ceremony Q: „Here at Balatonlelle the wineweek is held for the 23rd. occasion. This year 18 wineries are present and offers a great selection of 151 different wines. Wines are from over 10 to 20 hectares producing 1,000 hectoliters of wine. Szőlőgyörök settlement has small and medium-sized wineries.  The year 2014 was not the pamper for the wine producers, but from the smallest wine producers – who for their own prepare wine and share with their friends and companies – up to the BB champagne wines were all present. Over a week will be not just about the wine … every night offers a color line of programs: So beside tasting the local rich fruity wines, entertainment awaits the visitors the watching local folklore style dancing, gypsy music ( visitors may step-up the stage and sing-a-ling together with the group the folk songs, there will be a bit of rock and jazz concerts, gastronomic flavors, strolling around the Handicraft Market, not to mention, relaxing … watching the world go by, sailing through the summer breeze, pop on a boat cruise around the Lake Balaton. What more is needed spending time-out at Balaton’s summer festival season!

Ferenc Bujdosó – Board Chairman of the Wine Region Balatonboglár said. Q: “We tried to create a similar objective judging method accordingly in use at the act of  internationally level,  whereas the wine judges do not sit together at a large table, but back-to-back and  are individually testing the wines. This was the first time the international method has been implemented into the competition,  which was at first was a bit strange for the judges.”

There were selected four committees said János Mayer –  Chief president  – Badacsonyi Research Institute. After the wines were judged, thenafter asked by the past three year’s “Wine of the Year” wine maker winners: Bence Gamamvári, Otto Konyári, Leigli  to selected the three best white, red, sparkling wines.

From the 131 wines  entering the competition, winning awards were given to 30 wine makers, such as: AK – AK Winery Ltd., Balla Winery, BB, Bujdosó Winery, Buzás Vineyard, Buzássy Winery, Chapell Hill, Tithe Cellar, Fáncsi Hegyi Cellar, Garamvári Vineyards (4 gold), Gutman Wine Cellar, Hujber Cellar, Icon Winery, Kalász Winery, Katona Wine-House, Kislaki-Légi Géza, Koltai Winery, Konyári Winery, Légli Vineyards, Miklós Cellar, Németh Winery, Országh Cellar, Podmaniczky Winery, Pócz Winery, Rádpuszta Winery ,St. Anne’s Winery, Szentpály Winery, St. Anne Winery, Szentpály Winery, St. Kristóf Cellars, Topos Cellar, Trunkó Cellar, Veszprém Cellar.

Two of the wine competitors wines recieved big Gold medalist, 31 Gold medal and a couple of wines received the Bronze title award. Only a 1-2 wines had to be ruled out because of error. An independent commission came over from different parts of country’s wine regions … eg. Szekszárd, Vilány and the young adult generation participated in judging as well. After the regional testing ended the local committee judging took place.

In addition to the locally made wines need not have to say too much to keep in mind, must-is-a-must not to leave before not having to taste of the delicious dishes such as the buffalo gulyás which is cooked with 35 kgs. buffalo meat boiling in 80 liters of water and of cause the additional veggies and the Hungarian noddle won’t be missing.

Being on holiday or just dropping over  for a day or two to the region of South Lake Balaton, enjoying the sights-sound-food-wines  at Balatonlelle during the wine week is worthwhile to think it over before it ends 11 p.m. on August, 9. 2015.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

Herald News … Campus Festival – City of Debrecen – Hungary – 2015.

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July, 22.- July, 26. 2015.

The heat is on … building up the venue to welcome the audience to Campus Festival  2015.

Sharing the latest news to the forthcoming four days Festival at the North-East part of Hungary in Debrecen. Reaching the end to the full swing in building up the venue to welcome the audience to Campus Festival 2015.

The venue is easy to reach from the city center even on foot or few minutes by tram or local buses runs to the on-site  during the festival.

The gate opens on Wednesday at 2 p.m., from that time campers may enter and occupy their place. The camp area is equipped with sanitary.

More than four hundred musical, cultural, sporty, handicraft, and leisure activities awaits to get into the mood for the audience.  There will be Hungarian bands performing  on the major stages such as: Paddy and the Rats of the Lord, Deák Bill Blues Band, the Skafunderz Debrecen, Tankcsapda, Ákos, Magdolna Rúzsa, Quimby and Kowalsky and Vega, Vad Fruttik. Caro Emerald – jazz-pop diva from the Netherlands and one of the flagships of dubstep, Modestep also will be coming from the UK with live performance, similarly to the drum’n’bass dj Wilkinson and many more will fill the venue  to be worthwhile to stay at the colourful programs.

Beside the music varied gastronomic for empty stomach, nighttime movies  out in the Great Forest, literary programs”, special play of lights on the building on the Water Tower.

The Campus Festival is organised every year since 2002. Last year was  recorded a record  in having 70 000 visitors.

On the spot tickets are available, such as the weekly pass for 4 days: 15990HUF. Ticket for one day entry cost 6990HUF. Ticket for Wednesday, before Day1 cost: 2990HUF.

Update by Aggie Reiter