Budapest is the buzzing capital of Hungary and one of the most popular tourism destinations in Europe. Consequently, tourism and catering is one of the crucial programmes in Hungary as well as in Budapest. This is also due to tourism’s colourful, diverse nature and its human-centred view.
It has always had a beautiful sight with the green hills and elevations with statues and viewpoints on the Buda side, the Parliament House on the bank of the Danube and the numerous museums, parks, churches, historic buildings on the always busy flat Pest side, divided by the river Danube having various bridges over it and Margaret Island with its park, swimming pools, convent ruins, open air theatre, exclusive hotels lake, cycling path.
Budapest has been a World Heritage Site in cultural category for nearly three decades; it is a town of natural healing warm water and spas with thermal hotels and karst caves providing all sorts of services for healthy life from breathing to nourishing the soul and body of the visitors.
It is also a town with ancient monuments from the Roman, Medieval, Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian to Art-Nouveau architecture having a great number of cultural institutions organising festivals, sport events nearly all year round in the spectacular Opera House,  various theatres, abundant  galleries, museums, exhibition and concert halls.

Venue of the Scientific Program

Budapest Metropolitan University buildings (See: Buildings)
H-1148 Budapest, Nagy Lajos király útja 1-9. Hungary

Venue of the Opening reception Day 2

Hungarian National Museum H-1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 14-16, Hungary

See details about the exhibition of the Hungarian National Museum.

Venue of Day 3

Hungarian Open Air Museum, Szentendre
H-2000 Szentendre, Sztaravodai út Hungary

Due to the agreement with the Hungarian Open Air Museum, our Day 3 will be spent in Szentendre (20 km north from Budapest) where we will travel by organised buses.

See: Hungarian Open Air Museum

Travelling to Budapest

The organisers will provide the participants with travelling recommendations in various categories.

Getting to Budapest

Some pieces of advice for getting around in Budapest

Visa and customs information

Customs information for Hungary

Hungary joined the European Union on 1 May 2004. Since that date Hungary has adopted the customs regulation of the European Union. Detailed information about travel documents and customs can be found in this booklet published by the Hungarian Customs and Finance Guard, providing useful information for tourists travelling within the European Union or travelling from a non-community country (third country) to any Member State of the European Union. For further information about the custom procedures, please consult the homepage of the Hungarian customs authority.

Visa information for Hungary

Hungary is part of the Schengen Area of 25 European countries. For non-Schengen EU, USA and Canadian citizens a valid passport is sufficient to enter Hungary. Citizens of other countries should check whether visa is needed for them when entering Hungary (for more information please visit the home page of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary).

Please apply in due time for a visa if necessary. It is important to note that a visa is only a preliminary permission for entry, which does not authorise its bearer automatically to enter the country.

In case a participant cancel the participation and ask for refund, immigration office will be notified to cancel the visa, too.

In case your visa is denied, organizers will accept cancellation and will refund the full amount minus a EUR 50 as a handling fee no later than Friday, 20 May 2016 at 12:00 (CET). Note: Please provide us with a copy of the visa denial notification you received.

We do accept substitutions.

Letter of Invitation

A Letter of Invitation is not required for participation in Tourism and Cultural Landscapes 2016 Conference.

All conference participants who seek a Letter of Invitation must first register and pay for the conference fees. Letter of Invitation will be issued only after the amount arrived to the organizers.

Please, let us note, many conference organizers in EU have received requests mostly from international attendees and speakers for a formal Letter of Invitation. Through some of these requests, regrettably, organizers have been subject to the fraudulent use of their name and/or the conference name in the application for travel to the EU countries. Therefore, organizers of Tourism and Cultural Landscapes 2016 Conference will only issue a Letter of Invitation to the following verified conference participants:

  • Conference Speakers
  • Conference Attendees

Letters of Invitation will be emailed as a PDF document. Print copies will be mailed upon conference attendee's request.