showcase magazine May 2011budapest issue 2
Welcome to our Showcase Budapest Event Paradise, a stylish online magazine dedicated to the event industry.
Event Paradise makes it easier for event planners to source the leading service providers of the event industry. Take a look at our comprehensive destination directories for the world`s major cities, with new directories coming soon! There's also our brand new Marketplace, which is the ideal way to advertise deals, jobs and events.
In this edition of Showcase Budapest, we present the very best of the Hungarian capital`s event industry, featuring the Hungarian National Tourist Office, Malév, RiverRide, Budapest Congress and World Trade Center and many more of Budapest 's finest service providers.
Budapest plays a major role in the event industry calendar, previously being voted 4th place in the world for conference destinations. The Pearl of the Danube not only offers sports events, concerts and exhibitions, but also a host of cultural festivals, making the city a perfect venue for people from all around the world.
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Hungarian National Tourist Office (Magyar Turizmus Zrt) Budapest destination marketing
Budapest - More than expected
Meetings in Budapest now come with a complimentary gala venue.
With a number of World Heritage sites, Budapest is packed with historic buildings and places making it one of the most beautiful capitals in the world.
The city now brings you unique gala venues from royal castles to spectacular museums – all complimentary, as well as special deals on flights. Book your event now as their program is open to all international meeting and event organisers.
Budapest is a magical place, with the enchanting river Danube dividing the city in two. The pleasant climate and lively festivals and cultural events show that the city is indeed the Pearl of the Danube.
Major historical monuments of Budapest are available for use as special venues for banqueting events and social programs, including the Budapest History Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Wenckheim Palace, the Gellért Bath and even the Royal Castle in Gödöllö.
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Continental Travel Budapest DMC destination management companies
Continental Travel DMC - Your partner for incentives in Hungary
Let Continental Travel turn your event into an unforgettable experience by organizing every detail (location, accommodation, program, highlight entertainment, guide service or transportation) with professionalism and industry experience since 1992.
They can offer a wide range of programs from sand animation, fire acrobats, black-light theatre, fashion show, synchronized swimming and gala dinner in a thermal bath or a museum, to active programs like ‘James Bond city-rally’, Canopy, Trabant-rally or a tasty Goulash competition.
Visitors with special objectives can choose from incentive trips, meetings or conferences, special interest city and study tours, team-building, wellness and spa packages, which are all arranged with the highest care.
Foregoing partners - like Astra Zeneca, Audi, Bayer, Ford, General Electric, Herbalife, Honda, HOTREC, Nokia, Pfizer, Renault, Samsonite, Sanofi, Suzuki - can serve as good references to the professional work of this DMC.
Chemol Travel Kft / Weco Travel Kft Budapest DMC destination management companies
Chemol Travel is your PCO and DMC partner in Hungary!
Experience, extensive knowledge of the country, creativity and professionality within the tourism trade. Looking for assistance for your next project? See what types of services Chemol Travel can offer you:
With over 20 years of combined experience in conferences, exhibitions, incentives and event organisation, they have the skills, services and resources to custom create every program to meet your specific needs.
They strongly feel that the success of an event is not accidental, but based on the many years of professional experience that they have gained during the careful organisation of their past events.
- Conferences & meeting services (PCO)
- Destination management (DMC)
- Corporate meetings
- Incentive travel
- Groups & special interest tours
- Corporate and sponsor hospitality
- Organising exhibitions
- Business travel
- Sport hospitality
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Adrenalinebomb Budapest event management
Looking for exciting well organised and out of the ordinary programs located in Budapest, that will help to make your corporate event more successful?
Adrenalinebomb’s local knowledge, contacts and understanding of the culture ensure you not only the best prices but also the very best locations, hotels, conference rooms and restaurants that Budapest has to offer.
Whatever your event maybe, a conference, team building, family or training day they organise everything for you down to the very last detail, ensuring excellence and an experience second to none. Their aim is to temporarily transport and isolate your staff, management or clients from their hectic business environment and daily routine to achieve their highest satisfaction whatever the motives are for your planned event.
- Outdoor activities
- Extreme sports programs
- Gala dinners
- Hotel bookings
- Conference/ meeting room rental
- Restaurant booking
BudapestEvent.com Budapest PCO Professional Congress Organizers
BudapestEvent.com, partner of Eventonetwork, is an event agency located in the centre of Budapest. Their cooperation with all major venues and all major hotels in town give them the chance to offer to their clients the best locations with the best rates available.
BudapestEvent.com can manage all aspects of your meetings, incentives, congresses and events. From exhibition management to graphic’s support, with the creation of high-quality printing materials and congress website design, keeping a creative approach to the decoration of the hall and web platform. Their catering services (gala and official dinners, business lunches, cocktail) are guaranteed by the high quality of the companies they work with and by the knowledge, trust and experience of both.
Their creativity and flexibility will be the added value in the creation of your social program (opening ceremonies, guided tours, performances and special tailor-made entertainment packages).
BudapestEvent.com events are always characterized by a constant “On-site presence” of their Professional staff of hostesses and event coordinators (plus interpreters, technicians and programmers, helpers and security). They will always be by your side to solve any matter, with determination and professionalism, in real time.
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Budapest Congress and World Trade Center Budapest convention centers
The Budapest Congress and World Trade Center is the largest and most experienced convention venue in Budapest. The continuous development is not only a characteristic feature of the whole building, but also of the experienced, professional staff of the Congress Center.
It is an award winning, unique facility which offers you one solution for all your needs - providing conference, catering and hotel services all under the same roof.
The 19 air-conditioned meeting rooms are the perfect choice for any kind of event from 2 up to 2000 people offering a great venue for conferences, seminars, concerts, balls, gala dinners, receptions and fashion shows.
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Malév Hungarian Airlines Budapest airline transportation
Malév flights now come with 10% off! Book your event and fly with them.
Malév gives you direct flights to Budapest from over 40 cities. Book your flight for yourself or for a group of up to 9 passengers and profit from their exclusive offer of a 10% discount on selected flights.
And don't forget! The price of your tickets includes in-flight catering and refreshments, departures from main airports, a baggage allowance of 23 kg and Malév Duna Club members enjoy all the benefits of the frequent flyer program.
When you fly with the Best Airline in Eastern Europe (Skytrax 2010), you benefit from competitive fares, superior comfort and service, high reliability and an extensive route network with smooth connections.
We look forward to welcoming you onboard soon!
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Budapest River Ride (The floating bus) Budapest sightseeing
First in continental Europe!
Take a seat on their amphibious coach, enjoy and splash in the Danube with them!
If you happen to be strolling on the bank of the Danube in Budapest, you may see a bus floating on the water. Don't panic or call the fire brigade or ambulance! This is an everyday sight - in this city. However, in continental Europe, Budapest is the only place where it exists.
And the reason why is that Riverride's water bus operates there, showing the capital of Hungary from both the land and the water (though not from the air for the time being!). The 12 metre long, 4 metre high amphibious vehicle weighing 15 tons looks like a bus in the water and a ship on land.
So is this really a bus that can float on the water, or is it a ship that can run on land? We don't know.
Try this unique experience and find out for yourself!
You can also rent their bus for exclusive events, trips and team-buildings!
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Continental Hotel Budapest Budapest 4* hotels
Continental Hotel ****Superior Budapest's awards: Best Hotel Development 2010, Podmaniczky Award, Media Architecture Award, Best of Budapest.
The new four star superior design hotel is located in Budapest's downtown offering 272 rooms - standard, executive, deluxe, suites - echoing art deco features.
The hotel provides business and tailor-made services with well-equipped:
- Conference rooms,
- Wellness and fitness center,
- ARAZ restaurant with terrace,
- Gallery café and corporate lounge,
- Underground private parking garage,
- Two courtyards and roof garden.
Enjoy the syle and tradition!
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Spoon Cafe and Lounge (ship restaurant) Budapest bars & clubs
Welcome on board at the Spoon Cafe & Lounge!
At the foot of the chain bridge, just in front of the Buda Castle, you can find on the Danube a specially designed, 75 metre long boat restaurant, called Spoon, open the whole year round.
In winter they welcome visitors in 3 different restaurants and in addition, in the summer two wonderful terraces are also available. With 3 kitchens and 5 bars they offer their services for all age groups within the 1600 sq. m space.
Their goal is to ensure that all their visitors not only enjoy gastronomic pleasures, but the view from their restaurant as well.
Their fusion cuisine includes Hungarian specialities, furthermore they have a wide range of meals from the Far East as well. Their restaurant, thanks to its 600 seats, offers various possibilities for special events such as: weddings, conferences, press conferences, corporate and private parties, fashion shows, balls and other small and large events.