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ATLAS annual conference 2014
Budapest, Hungary
22st - 24st October, 2014

Tourism, Travel and Leisure
Sources of Wellbeing, Happiness and Quality of Life?

Please be advised that the date for abstract submission for the ATLAS Annual Conference in Budapest in October 2014 has been extended to September 1st

A PhD seminar is being organised on October 21st, the day befor the conference.

Introduction

The conference will take place from Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 October 2014 on the premises of the Budapest College of Communication and Business’s Nagy Lajos Király Campus (http://www.bkf.hu/en/about-us/83/campuses.html), which has modern facilities and good technology. The campus is in easy reach from the airport, main railway stations and the city centre, since it is located at the end of the Metro Line 2. Although this is not in the centre of the city, the transport links are very good (20 minutes by metro).

The conference would be organized by 2q Ltd (as ATLAS member) in cooperation with the Tourism Observatory for Health, Wellness and Spa and the Budapest College of Communication and Business. The BKF is the only university of applied sciences in Hungary that has been running a specialization in Health Tourism for over 10 years. The BKF’s BA in Tourism and Catering programme has a specialization in MICE tourism with some 100 students every year. These students will provide the local DMO staff for the event and the Catering School of BKF will be responsible for the meals.

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Conference themes

The main theme of the conference will be:

Tourism, Travel and Leisure: Sources of Wellbeing, Happiness and Quality of Life?


Wellbeing, happiness and quality of life are the key concepts that have been influencing both academic and industry discussions and development in the last some 5 years. More and more studies and reports try to provide more insights to these rather complex phenomenons. It is widely anticipated but not often discussed or proved that tourism, travelling and leisure can play leading roles to improve one’s wellbeing, happiness or quality of life. This conference provides platform for researchers and industry representatives based on information, data and evidence to discuss the ways ahead how travel, tourism and leisure can contribute to wellbeing, happiness, and quality of life.

The conference organizers invite submission of abstracts and papers on the following non-inclusive list of topics:

  • Cities, events and quality of life
  • Happiness and quality of life of local residents and guests
  • Creating and managing a happy tourist experience
  • Destination management and marketing: health, medical and wellness destinations
  • Health and tourism, and medical interventions
  • Healing and tourism
  • Holism and tourism
  • Industry developments aiming at the improvement of the wellbeing of travellers (e.g. airlines, cruises)
  • Local and regional wellbeing concepts: development and use in tourism
  • Marketing health, wellness, medical and spa tourism providers
  • Slow food, slow cities, slow tourism
  • Social tourism as means of improving wellbeing
  • Spas and tourism and hospitality
  • The importance of sustainability and CSR for quality of life
  • The role of service quality in improving tourists’ happiness
  • The role of tourism and leisure in creating and improving wellbeing and happiness
  • Tourism, leisure and hospitality promoting and improving wellbeing of guests/customers
  • Tourism impact management for improved wellbeing and quality of life
  • Tourism, landscape and quality of life
  • Tourism, social media and quality of life
  • Volunteer tourism...
  • Wellness and tourism and hospitality

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Keynote speakers

Dina Glouberman

 

Dina Glouberman is a writer, psychotherapist, and an international trainer, coach and consultant, specialising in personal, professional, and management development. Her fascination with community, imagery, turning points, burnout and soul work have always guided her life, and taken her down some unusual directions. She has a strong academic background, with a BA Honours from Brandeis University, an MA from University of Michigan, and a PhD from Brunel University, London and has lectured for over 20 years in UK universities. This gives her some  theoretical and research frameworks for understanding the structure of our experiences.

More information on Dina Glouberman can be found on her website at: www.dinaglouberman.com.

Simon Bell

 

Professor Simon Bell is Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture in the Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the Estonian University of Life Sciences in Tartu, Estonia (http://pk.emu.ee/en/structure/landscapearchitecture/ ) and Associate Director of the OPENspace Research Centre (http://www.openspace.eca.ac.uk/research_projects.php) based the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.  His work focuses on the larger-scale landscape of forests, nature and the outdoors, particularly the human-environment interaction, especially  in the context of recreation in the outdoors and the therapeutic value of activity in and contact with nature. He is also President of ECLAS (European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools: http://www.eclas.org).He has published many books and papers on these subjects and has a wide range of project experience gained in the UK and abroad.

More information on Simon Bell can be found on his website at: www.sbell.co.uk.

Muzaffer Uysal

Dr. Muzaffer (Muzzo) Uysal is a professor of tourism (Ph.D., Texas A&M University), Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He has extensive experience in the travel and tourism field, authoring or co-authoring a significant number of articles in tourism, hospitality, and recreation journals, proceedings, book chapters, and four monographs, and four books related to tourism research methods, tourist service satisfaction, tourism and quality-of-life, and consumer psychology in tourism and hospitality settings. He also has conducted workshops and seminars on similar topics and field research in several countries. He is also a member of International Academy for the Study of Tourism and serves as co-editor of Tourism Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Journal. In addition, he sits on the editorial boards of several journals, including Journal of Travel Research, and Annals of Tourism Research as resource editor. He also received a number of awards for Research, Excellence in International Education, and Teaching Excellence. His current research interests center on tourism demand/supply interaction, tourism development and QOL research in tourism.

More information on Muzaffer Uysal can be found at: http://www.htm.pamplin.vt.edu/directory/uysal.html

 

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Conference debate

Defining the Undefinable?

Two of the Conference’s Keynote Speakers Dr László Puczkó and Dr Melanie Smith will begin the Conference by debating some of the terms which seem to be currently undefinable or are increasingly being subjected to ‘wellness washing’, which is the over-use of terminology in too many or inappropriate contexts. Based on their recent work for ETC/UNWTO, they will open up a debate for the audience which is based on definitions and taxonomy relating to health, medical, wellness and wellbeing tourism. Questions addressed will include:

  • Who knows the difference between a medical tourist and a medical traveller?
  • Who could differentiate between a wellness and a wellbeing tourist?
  • Is there such a thing as ‘spa tourism’?
  • Is sprituality an inherent part of health or not?

Join us in Budapest for this and many subsequent debates about these exciting themes!

László Puczkó

László graduated as an economist specialized in tourism at Budapest University of Economics. Then, led by his interest in culture and arts, he also graduated from Art & Design Management of the Hungarian University of Applied Arts (1996). He successfully completed his PhD in 2000. He has become a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) in 2003. Between 2006 and 2014 he was the president of the Association of Tourism Consultants. From 2007 to 2010 he was the member of the board of directors at the Travel and Tourism Research Association Europe Chapter. He is the Regional Vice-President of the International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA).

He has spent the longest time in education and consultancy. He is the Head of Tourism Advisory at Xellum and previously he was manager of Travel, Leisure and Tourism at KPMG Advisory (EMEA). Presently he is Head of Scool of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality at BKF University of Applied Sciences (Budapest). He lectures at various institutes of higher education abroad (e.g. Estonia).

He has been working in the world of museums, health, wellness and spas. He participated in more than a hundred projects in various fields: research, planning, product development, experience mapping and design, impact assessment and marketing transport, heritage and cultural tourism, eco-tourism as well. László is an internationally known and acknowledged expert, he lectures at various international professional and academic conferences and congresses. He founded The Tourism Observatory for Health, Wellness and Spa (2012).
He is the (co-)author of numerous specialised books (e.g.: Health, Tourism and Hospitality, Impacts of Tourism) and articles in professional journals
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Melanie Smith

Melanie Smith (PhD) is an Associate Professor at the BKF University of Applied Sciences. She is co-author of the book Health, Tourism and Hospitality: Spas, Wellness and Medical Travel (2013) with Dr László Puczkó. She has worked for over ten years on health and wellness tourism, including research, lecturing and the publication of several journal articles and book chapters. Since 2009 she has lectured at Parnu College (University of Tartu) Estonia on their MA Wellness and Spa Service Design and Management. She is currently working on health and wellness tourism projects in Switzerland, the Baltic countries and Balkan region, as well as undertaking research worldwide for ETC/UNWTO. In the past, she has worked with the Global Spa Summit and Gifts of Health as a researcher and advisor. She has been an invited Keynote Speaker at numerous international Health and Wellness Conferences around the world.

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Scientific committee

  • László Puczkó, Budapest College of Communication and Business, Hungary
  • Melanie Smith, Budapest College of Communication and Business, Hungary
  • René van der Duim, Wageningen University, Netherlands
  • Kevin Hannam, Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
  • Petri Hottola, FUNTS, Finland
  • Antonio Paolo Russo, University Rovira i Virgili, Spain
  • Cornelia Voigt, Wellness Tourism Academic and Consultant, Austria
  • Sebastian Filep, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Anya Diekmann, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Scott McCabe, Nottingham University Business School, United Kingdom
  • Jennifer Laing, La Trobe University, Australia
  • Margaret Deery, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
  • Angela Benson, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

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Special tracks and specific projects

The conference organizers invite proposals for organizing special tracks during the conference and encourage ATLAS Special Interest Groups to plan meetings and workshops within or next to the conference program. Please contact admin@atlas-euro.org before 1 March 2014 if you have any plans to organize a special track or SIG meeting during this conference.

There will also be presentations/sessions relating to specific research projects such as The Tourism Observatory’s research on health and wellness tourism, 2013 (led by László Puczkó) in which several ATLAS members are taking  part.

 

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Special track 1: Working in Wellness Tourism

Track convenors:
Tom Baum, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, (t.g.baum@strath.ac.uk)
Leonie Lockstone-Binney, Victoria University, Melbourne (Leonie.Lockstone@vu.edu.au)

Research and conceptual paper proposals are invited for this Special Track on work, skills, education and training within contemporary wellness tourism. This platform is intended to build on our chapter, Fit for Purpose: Delivering Wellness Tourism though People in Cornelia Voigt and Christof Pforr’s recent book, Wellness Tourism. A Destination Perspective. Our chapter laid out (for the first time, we believe) the range of organizational, professional and ethical issues which confront employees, employers and, indeed, customers within wellness tourism work. We believe that there is considerable scope to elaborate the debate which our chapter has opened through both conceptual and empirical contributions in areas such as:

  • The nature of work in wellness tourism
  • The professional and skills boundaries of work and employment in wellness tourism
  • Technical and service skills for wellness tourism
  • Emotional and aesthetic labour in wellness tourism
  • Gender and sexualized roles in wellness tourism work
  • Mobilities, migrant labour and employment in wellness tourism
  • Managing work and employment in wellness tourism
  • Ethical and professional standards in wellness tourism
  • Education and training for wellness tourism


Colleagues are welcome to propose other, related themes for consideration.

You can submit abstracts using this form.

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 Special track 2: Events and the Quality of Life

Track convenor:
Greg Richards, Tilburg University, Netherlands (g.w.richards@uvt.nl)

Events have become an increasingly important policy tool for achieving a range of different objectives for cities and regions worldwide. Richards and Palmer (2010) argue that the overall aim of staging events or event programmes should be to improve the quality of life for all stakeholders involved (not just residents, but also visitors and other ‘temporary citizens’). Improving the quality of life becomes increasingly crucial in a globalising world where the ‘soft factors’ of place become competitive tools in the struggle for attention, distinction and resources (Turok, 2009).

However, the articulation between events and their wider quality of life effects is not well researched. Most studies tend to concentrate on one type of event impact (particularly economic, but also cultural, social and image impact). But these impacts do not necessarily contribute to improving the quality of life in the host region, or improving the quality of life for all. There are also a series of new and complex areas of research that remain to be undertaken, for example in relating the temporal qualities of events (timing, tempo, rhythm) to the quality and diversity of time experiences of residents and visitors, or the development of events as engagement platforms that can attract local and global audiences and increase the co-creative potential of physical and virtual communities.

There is therefore a research challenge in identifying the quality of life effects of events, particularly over the longer term. Following on from the successful track on Monitoring and Evaluating Events staged at the ATLAS Conference in Malta (forthcoming special issue of the Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events), the ATLAS Events Group is now organising a special track for the ATLAS 2014 Conference in Budapest . The conference Tourism, Travel and Leisure: Sources of Wellbeing, Happiness and Quality of Life will be held in the Hungarian capital on October 22-24 2014.

Abstract submissions for this special track of the conference are therefore invited on the general theme of Events and the Quality of Life, which will include (but is not limited to) the following areas:

  • Quality of life effects of events and event programmes
  • Resident attitudes towards the quality of life effects of events
  • Tourist and visitor experiences of events and their contribution to quality of life
  • The relationships between physical and virtual communities as mediated by events
  • The effects of events on creativity and cultural participation
  • The effects of sports events on sports participation
  • The effects of events on the self-image and identity of communities
  • Interaction between different social groups (including residents and visitors) during events and their effect on quality of life
  • Longitudinal research on event effects and quality of life

Proposals for related themes will also be considered.

References
Richards, G. and Palmer, R. (2010) Eventful Cities: Cultural management and urban revitalisation. London: Routledge.
Turok I, (2009) The distinctive city: pitfalls in the pursuit of differential advantage. Environment and Planning A 41(1) 13 – 30.

You can submit abstracts using this form.


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 Special track 3: Volunteer Tourism

Track convenor:
Angela Benson, University of Brighton, UK (amb16@brighton.ac.uk)

Following on from the previous work of the ATLAS Volunteer Tourism Group, the Group is now organising a special track at the ATLAS 2014 Conference in Budapest - Tourism, Travel and Leisure: Sources of Wellbeing, Happiness and Quality of Life will be held in the Hungarian capital on October 22-24 2014.

Google ‘volunteering’ and the options are endless, yet despite the growing popularity of volunteer tourism, systematic academic research in this area is still developing. There is no doubt that the concept of volunteering  and our understanding of it have developed over a relatively short period of time but there is still lots of work to be done in order to fully appreciate and understand the value of this dynamic sector.

Conceptual and empirical papers are both welcome.

Abstract submissions for this special track of the conference are therefore invited on the general theme of Volunteer Tourism. Topics which will include, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Effects of volunteer tourism on the quality of life of stakeholders (i.e. volunteers, community…)
  • Sustainable Volunteer Tourism
  • Ethical and professional standards
  • Commercialisation of volunteer tourism
  • Pursuing quality
  • Interactions with host community
  • Social networks and volunteer tourism
  • Training and education for volunteer tourism
  • Corporate social responsibility and its effect on volunteer tourism
  • Partnerships and alliances in volunteer tourism
  • Citizen science and the role of research in volunteer tourism
  • Wildlife and volunteer tourism
  • Role of governments in volunteer tourism

You can submit abstracts using this form.


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 Special track 4: Termal Spa and Tourism

Track convenor:
László Puczkó, Budapest College of Communication and Business, Hungary (lpuczko@xellum.hu)

Thermal or hot springs are key elements of tourism, leisure as well as the health supply and demand in several countries all around the world. Historic baths in destinations such as Vichy or Baden-Baden have been playing an important role and became anchor elements of the service portfolio of those destinations. Thermal springs are also used as key elemets of evidence based medicine, since hydrotherapies and balneotherapies are building either on the rich mineral contents or the temperature of the natural springs. The special track will focus on:

  • The role of baths in destination development
  • Managing healing destinations
  • Thermal bath developments
  • Marketing of healing destinations

This list is not exhaustive. Other suggested themes will also be considered.

You can submit abstracts using this form.


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 Special track 5: Health and Wellness Tourism as a Path to Sustainable Well-Being?

Track convenor:
Harald Friedl
Kai Illing
Daniel Binder
James Miller
Institute of Health and Tourism Management,
FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences, Bad Gleichenberg, Austria.
James.Miller@fh-joanneum.at

The growth of health tourism is inextricably associated with the term wellness.  Though the term wellness originally stood for a holistic approach to the achievement of well-being, in the context of spa marketing it has often been associated only with pampering and luxury--which at best represents only a temporary fix for guests whose everyday lives are stress-filled and well-being poor.  For this track we invite both conceptual papers and research reports that deal with how health tourism can be used as a tool to promote long-term and sustainable improvements in health and well being. Thus, not only spa tourism will be examined, but all forms of health-related tourism. 

Topics to be considered in this context are:

  • Health promotion within the spa setting
  • Tourism that uses the natural environment to promote health and well being
  • Tourism as a way to promote positive lifestyle change
  • Regional tourism development with a focus on health promotion for both guests and residents
  • Theoretical interconnections between health promotion, well being and sustainability in tourism
  • Interrelationship between slow food, tourism and well being
  • The role of mental health and spirituality in health tourism
  • Sustainable spa tourism
  • Certification in the context of health promotion, sustainable tourism and well being
  • The role of CSR for health tourism operator as a tool to promote employee and guest health
  • The role of traditional/autochthonous health-promoting methods for mental health in the context of tourism
  • Eating well in order to be well: Food tourism as an expression of health consciousness
  • Recreational stress
  • Rural tourism and Deceleration
  • Guest transition: How spas attempt to establish an atmosphere of deep experience

You can submit abstracts using this form.


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 Special track 6: Reinventing the local in tourism landscapes

Track convenor:
Paolo Russo, University Rovira i Virgili, Spain (antonio.russo@urv.cat)

Greg Richards, Tilburg University, Netherlands (g.w.richards@uvt.nl)


This special track will include contributions dealing with the modes and issues of ‘glocalization’ of destinations in the evolution of the tourism landscape, under different disciplinary perspectives. In particular it will deal with the communities involved in ‘networked hospitality’ and other peer-to-peer-produced, social-networked-based tourist services and their agency in the restructuring tourism experience and tourist space. A number of contributions are included in a book project directed by A.P. Russo and G. Richards, but the session will be open to other authors, themes and angles.

This track builds on the previous work of the ATLAS Cultural Tourism Research Group, and links with the forthcoming volume on Alternative and Creative Tourism (ATLAS; 2014).

Among the themes anticipated to be covered in the Conference Track are:

  • Networked forms of tourism, including networked hospitality
  • Peer to peer tourism services and experiences
  • Social networks and tourism
  • Alternative and creative tourism and the production of tourist space and place
  • Meetings of hosts and guests in new tourism landscapes
  • The production of tourist places by new intermediaries (experience brokers, creative entrepreneurs, designers, etc)
  • The role of creative networks in producing tourism places


This list is not exhaustive. Other suggested themes will also be considered.

You can submit abstracts using this form.


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PhD seminar

On Tuesday 21 October 2014 ATLAS organizes a PhD colloquium which will include a half day seminar on PhD tourism research methods, and a half day presentations of and discussion about PhD research project and of course also informal talks and the exchange of experiences about ‘everyday life’ as a PhD. The PhD colloquium will be organized by Carina Ren (Aalborg University, Denmark). Please contact ren@cgs.aau.dk for more information.

More information on this colloquium can be found here. As ATLAS believes in the importance of encouraging PhD students to present and publish innovative research at their conferences, ATLAS offers PhD students a much reduced conference fee.
 

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Abstract submission

All abstracts will be subject to double-blind review by members of the scientific committee. Acceptance of a submission will be based on: theoretical and empirical significance; methodological soundness; relevance to the theme of the conference and logical clarity. The official language of the conference is English.

Abstracts should be submitted to ATLAS by using this form.

Abstracts (maximum of 500 words) should indicate background, theoretical/practical implications, methods and/or data sources and indicative findings of the paper. The title should be no more than 12 words. Authors should also indicate which of the themes of the conference their proposed paper relates to (no more than 2).

Abstracts should be submitted before September 1st, 2014.

The conference organisers have the intention to publish proceedings BEFORE the conference. We would like to receive all the "papers in progress" / "working papers" / "extended abstract", and make a conference proceedings which will be distributed to all participants at the conference. The working papers should have no more than 2000 words.

Extended abstracts should be submitted to ATLAS in MS WORD by e-mail attachement to admin@atlas-euro.org.

Extended abstracts should be submitted before September 1st, 2014.

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Important dates

Abstract submission : September 1st, 2014
Notification of acceptance : September 8th, 2014
Extended abstract submission : September 1th, 2014
Conference : October 28th - 24th, 2014
Full paper submission : January 1th, 2015

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Conference programme

More information will follow.

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Conference packages

 

Packages: Including ATLAS members Non-Members
Participants
  • Conference materials
  • Welcome reception
  • Coffee breaks
  • 3 Lunches
  • Conference dinner
€ 325
€ 395

Preferential fee for countries in Eastern Europe *)

  • Conference materials
  • Welcome reception
  • Coffee breaks
  • 3 Lunches
  • Conference dinner
€ 225 € 295
Doctoral students
  • Conference materials
  • Welcome reception
  • Coffee breaks
  • 3 Lunches
  • Nichttour into Budapest (not including food and drinks)
€ 125

€ 195

Accompanying persons
  • Conference dinner
€ 60
€ 60

 *)  Poland - Czech Republic - Slovakia - Slovenia - Croatia - Serbia - Montenegro - Bosnia & Herczegovina - FYR Macedonia - Bulgaria - Romania - Albania - Estonia - Latvia - Lithuania - Russia - The Ukraine - Moldova - Kazakhstan - Armenia - Azerbaijan

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Cancellation policy

As soon as ATLAS has confirmed your registration, you are obliged to pay the conference fee. If written cancellation is received on or before Monday October 6st, 2014, a refund of all meeting fees will be made, minus an administration fee of € 50.

No refund will be possible after Monday October 6st, 2014, but substitute delegates can be nominated.

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Conference venue

The conference would take place on the premises of the Budapest College of Communication and Business’s Nagy Lajos Király Campus (http://www.bkf.hu/en/about-us/83/campuses.html), which has modern facilities and good technology. The campus is in easy reach from the airport, main railway stations and the city centre, since it is located at the end of the Metro Line 2. Although this is not in the centre of the city, the transport links are very good (20 minutes by metro).

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Recommended hotels

Find below details of the hotels we do recommend. Delegates can book the hotel directly by using the e-mail address. Upon registration we will provide the delegates with a special reservation code. With this code you will get the special rates mentioned.

Buddha-Bar Hotel
The Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace is located at the corner of the famous Váci utca, Budapest's premier pedestrian shopping street within the business and tourist center of the city. The over one hundred-year old historical building was recently renovated and became home to the urban and chic Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace. The amber-colored lighting, the Asian artifacts, the lush red and gold and the luxurious fabrics all come together to create an exceptional and refined décor throughout the building. The 102 rooms - including 27 luxurious suites - are furnished with worldly elegance and equipped with the latest modern technology and luxurious amenities specifically designed for Buddha-Bar.
Contact:
Helga Jablonszki-Kiss, helga.kiss@buddhabarhotel.hu
Prices:
Room for one person per night: EURO 120
Room for two persons per night: EURO 140

Atrium Fashion Hotel
Fresh is the keyword. Impressive design with the latest fashion in colour schemes and upholstery. Atrium Fashion Hotel represents an efficient and modern style among the chic 4 star hotels in Budapest. Built to blend a wide range of facilities and stylish interior design with a charming atmosphere, the hotel offers unique lodging experience in Budapest, suitable for business travellers, families or groups. The stylishly-decorated, bright couloured rooms feature LCD TV, WiFi access, safe, telephone, minibar, hair-dryer. Sound-proofed windows combined with our large and airy atrium provide an oasis of peace in the heart of the city.
Contact:
Máté Tompos, Reservation Manager, Tel: +36 1 299 0776, sales@atriumhotelbudapest.com
Prices:
Room for one person per night: EURO 55
Room for two persons per night: EURO 65

Mirage Fashion Hotel
The brand new Mirage Fashion Hotel is one of the most exclusive hotels in Budapest, located in the embassy district and tourist centre, right at Heroes’ Square, at the entrance to Budapest’s City Park. This neo-renaissance villa was built at the turn of the century by the Eszterházy family, one of Budapest’s most famous families. As a hotel, the historical charm and elegance have been preserved and enhanced with some modern touches. Enjoy superior accommodation amidst unique Burberry design decor. Mirage Fashion Hotel**** is a place where every member of the team takes terrific pride in offering the highest levels of personal service, a place where guests are warmly welcomed and can enjoy elegant surroundings in an attractive park location.
Contact:
Csvórics Enikő, 06-1-462-7070, sales@miragehotel.hu
Prices:
Room for one person per night: EURO 79
Room for two persons per night: EURO 89

Estilo Fashion Hotel
Estilo Fashion Hotel represents a sensuous vision of colourful diversity of the 21st century design. It is an original combination of styles with great pieces of furniture and extraordinary use of colours. Enjoy the fascinating fusion of an urban style hotel and hip restaurant and the fresh balance between design and functionality. Estilo Fashion Hotel Budapest has six floors each decorated with a rich colour palette. Centrally located on the Váci Street, our hotel is in the heart of the glamorous shopping and business district famous for its shops, restaurant and cafés and other sites. This design hotel combines a chic, colourful design aesthetic with comfortable, well-appointed guest rooms.
Contact:
Sándor Adrienn06-1-799-7170, sales@estilohotel.hu
Prices:
Room for one person per night: EURO 85
Room for two persons per night: EURO 95


La Prima Fashion Hotel Budapest
The 80 stylishly appointed, comfortable rooms of the 4-star La Prima Fashion Hotel Budapest are awaiting the exacting leisure as well as business travellers in the heart of Budapest. The spacious and elegant guestrooms feature the most modern 4-star hotel facilities as well as the latest design elements both in colours, fabrics and forms. The luxurious in-room amenities above the basic facilities please the demanding travellers visiting Budapest for a short visit or for a longer stay.
Contact:
Szabolcs Péli, Corporate & MICE Sales Manager, +36 70 455 0305, corporate@laprimahotel.hu
Prices:
Room for one person per night: EURO 85
Room for two persons per night: EURO 95


Expo Congress Hotel

Expo Congress Hotel**** is one of the chain member of Mellow Mood Hotel Group. We are located in the green belt of Budapest, just right next to HUNGEXPO, the Hungarian Exhibition Centre. Our hotel provides 160 modern rooms, restaurant, bar, conference & banqueting facilites, spa & fitness area, only a 15 minutes from the city center, close to Hungária avenue. The four-star Expo Congress Hotel provides 160 stylish rooms, in line with the latest trends both in design and hotel facilities. The elegantly-furnished rooms offer all modern equipment to suit the needs of both the demanding businesstravellers and congress guests as well as those visiting Budapest for leisure purposes.
Contact:
Anna Révi, MICE Sales Manager, +36 20 776 2210, anna.revi@expohotel.hu
Prices:
Room for one person per night: EURO 45
Room for two persons per night: EURO 55

Promenade City Hotel

Promenade City Hotel is located on the number one pedestrian shopping street of Budapest the Váci utca but it provides a peaceful atmosphere. All of the 45 stylishly decorated deluxe double rooms have soundproof windows and therefore allow peaceful relaxation. Warm colours, fine fabrics and modern design as well as state-of-the-art facilities are the main characteristics of these non-smoking deluxe double rooms.
Contact:
Szabolcs Péli, Corporate & MICE Sales Manager, +36 70 455 0305, corporate@laprimahotel.hu
Prices:
Room for one person per night: EURO 75
Room for two persons per night: EURO 85

Cosmo City Hotel

Cosmo City Hotel is ideally located on the famous Váci street in the neighbourhood of fashionable restaurants and shops, very close to the elegant Vörösmarty square and the Danube Bank. The location provides easy access to all 3 metro lines and the main bus and tramlines as well. This trendy hotel can be found in the business and touristic centre of the Hungarian capital. The hotel represents a unique style and is perfect for all ages wishing to „Feel the rhythm of the city" at their doorstep. The calmness of the hotel rooms are guaranteed by the soundproof windows. For the health and comfort of our guests, Cosmo City Hotel is non-smoking, including all rooms and public areas.
Contact:
Sándor Adrienn, Sales&Reservation Manager, +36 30 907 5873, sales@cosmohotel.hu
Prices:
Room for one person per night: EURO 75
Room for two persons per night: EURO 85

Marco Polo Top Hostel
The centrally located Marco Polo Top Ho(s)tel offers more than an average youth hostel. It has been awarded the Youth Hostel Quality Award, so it is really a hostel with high standards. The private rooms feature 2 star facilities on relatively lower prices than the hotels. The colorful twin, triple, (twin with extra sofa bed) and quad rooms are bright, comfortably furnished and are equipped with TV, telephone and own bathroom. The 12-bedded dormitories are also special with their arrangement, each bunk bed is divided by curtain, giving more privacy than usual! Every dorm has a connected private bathroom with sinks, showers and toilets. The Bar in the cellar offers the opportunity to meet others and to have FUN.”
Contact:
Réka Bánáti, Sales Representative, +36 20 776 2205, sales@marcopolohostel.com
Prices:
Room for 2 persons per night: EURO 19 per person
Room for 3 persons per night: EURO 17 per person
Room for 4 persons per night: EURO 15 per person
Room for 12 persons per night: EURO 13 per person

Buda Castle Fashion Hotel

The 4 star superior category Buda Castle Fashion Hotel is named after the castle district, an elegant quarter of Budapest, high on the castle hill, on the Buda side of the Hungarian capital. Th e area is rich in tourist attractions including some of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. The historical streets, which were once the commercial and governmental centre of the city, provide a fascinating view of the city’s glorious past. Th e charming building with its characteristic historical details, dates back to the 14th century. It was built as a commercial residence and its cellar was used for hiding refugees during the Turkish occupation in the 16th century. The 25 luxurious rooms of Buda Castle Fashion Hotel are all oversized and elegantly furnished in a modern style. The deluxe rooms and the different sizes of suites are suitable for leisure or business travellers alike. A few duplex suites with a gallery are also ideal for relaxing family stays.
Contact:
Kovács Ágnes, Sales Manager, +36 20 776 2283, sales@budacastlehotel.eu
Prices:
Room for one person per night: EURO 115
Room for two persons per night: EURO 127


Star City Hotel
Star City Hotel*** offers comfortable, relaxing atmosphere in the heart of Budapest. Due to the closeness of Keleti International Trainstation, the Hotel is easy to access any time of the day.Hotel features: Free Internet, 24 hours reception desk and Drinkbar, Buffet breakfast, Luggage room, Tour desk – Budapest Card, folklore programs, sightseeing tours, excursions, Taxi and transfer services. Room equipments: Free internet, Air-condition system, Safe, Minibar, Satellite TV, Direct-dial phone.
Contact:
Pásztor Petra, office@starhotel.hu
Prices:
Room for one person per night: EURO 45
Room for two persons per night: EURO 50

Atlas City Hotel
The three-star Atlas City Hotel is located in the centre of Budapest, with spacious, well-equipped rooms. Our hotel provides a full range of three-star services for individuals, families or groups visiting the capital of Hungary. The hotel can easily be reached from all parts of Budapest. In the neighbourhood there are several metro stations, tram- and bus stops. All of our rooms are non-smoking, have en-suite bathroom (shower + toilet), TV with satellite channels, telephone, air conditioning and minibar. Standard roomsize is about 25 sqm;
Contact:
Kardos Adrienne, Director of Sales, +36 20 776 2299, dos@atlashotel.hu
Prices:
Room for one person per night: EURO 38
Room for two persons per night: EURO 45

Baross City Hotel
The family-friendly 3-star Baross City Hotel is situated in a beautifully renovated building from the end of the 19th century,just minutes away from Keleti International Railway Station. The quiet inner courtyard of the hotel offers peaceful relaxation in the centre of the city. Due to its prime location, the hotel is surrounded by numerous restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and several Budapest attractions the City Park, the Heroes' Square and the Széchenyi Thermal Baths are easy to reach by foot or by public transport. The hotel offers 56 cosy, comfortable & well-equipped rooms, including particularly spacious, two-bedroom apartments, which are an excellent choice for families and small groups. Room facilities: wifi, en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, air-conditioning, LCD television, telephone, in-room safe and minibar.
Contact:
Nikolett Szabó, Sales Manager, +36 70 458 7062, salesmanager@barosshotel.hu
Prices:
Room for one person per night: EURO 45
Room for two persons per night: EURO 50

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