This yearʼs Sziget Festival, the annual week-long musical extravaganza on an island in the Danube in Budapest, drew a new record 565,000 visitors, the festival organizers said on Wednesday at the end of the event, national news agency MTI reported.
Hungaryʼs government has discussed a ban on skyscrapers in Budapest to preserve the traditional profile of the capital. However, the ban would not apply to the planned office building of national oil and gas company MOL.
The governing body of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) approved the recommendation that Budapest be declared the preferred European city to host the IAAF World Championships in 2023 at a meeting in Buenos Aires on Friday.
Hungary might have to repay a substantial part of the EUR 600 million in EU funding it received for the construction of metro line M4 due to the failure to implement a congestion charge in Budapest, according to one NGO.
The government submitted a bill on priority developments in Budapest on Monday. The bill defines how the state will be involved in major developments in Budapest, including a new Student City and the area of Buda Castle.
During the ongoing renovation of Budapestʼs metro line M3, the number of people using the MOL BuBi bike-sharing scheme in affected areas has significantly risen, business daily Világgazdaság reported on Wednesday, citing the Center for Budapest Transport (BKK), which operates the scheme.
Teams in Design Terminal’s latest mentor program have said the Hungarian capital is emerging as an important location for startup firms. Three foreign and three local startups participated in Design Terminal’s 2018 spring mentor program.
Budapest Mayor István Tarlós apologized on Monday for the inconvenience caused to Budapest residents by the Red Bull Air Race at the weekend and said the capital would not host the stunt flying event again as long as he remains in office.
The seventh edition of Budapest Business Party, sponsored by about 50 companies, was declared a resounding success by its organizers. ITL Group said the networking event was completely booked two days prior to the party on June 7, with the number of registration exceeding 2,000.
AccorHotels has finished the next stage of the Mercure Hotels renewal program in Budapest, resulting in a new design for most of the rooms. Most of the work has been carried out in the Mercure Budapest Buda and Mercure Budapest Korona.
Budapestʼs iconic Liberty Bridge (Szabadság híd) will once again be turned over to pedestrians only for four weekends this summer, Deputy Mayor Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovnicky announced in the capital on Wednesday.
Currently two city bus lines connect Budapest to Ferenc Liszt International Airport. The capitalʼs public transport company (BKK) says it plans changes to these in order to better serve passenger needs.
The Hungarian Tourism Agency (MTÜ) has announced the launch of its first international promotional campaign under the slogan "Spice of Europe," focusing on the Hungarian capital, says a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.
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