Hotels in Budapest: zahlreiche Neueröffnungen

Sie planen eine Reise nach Budapest und sind auf der Suche nach dem passenden Hotel? Sie suchen etwas Besonderes? In diesem Jahr eröffnen zahlreiche Hotels, die unterschiedliche Schwerpunkte legen. Es ist für jeden das Passende dabei.

Das Drei-Sterne-Hotel BO33 eröffnet im März 2015 im VII. Bezirk der ungarischen Hauptstadt (Szövetség utca 33). Das Hotel bietet 62 stilvoll eingerichtete Zimmer. Es sind überwiegend Zweibettzimmer, aber auch große Suiten und Familienzimmer können gebucht werden. Das Hotel verfügt über Frühstücksraum, Sauna und Fitnessbereich. Weitere Informationen auf

Aria Hotel Budapest

©Aria Hotel Budapest

Das Fünf-Sterne-Hotel Aria, nahe der Stephansbasilika (1051 Budapest, Hercegprímás utca 5), öffnet im März seine Türen. Die vier Gebäudebereiche demonstrieren vier Musik-Stilrichtungen: Klassik, Opera, zeitgenössische Musik und Jazz. Die gesamte Einrichtung verkörpert den jeweiligen Stil. Auf der Dachterrasse genießt der Gast einen eindrucksvollen Ausblick auf die Stephansbasilika. Mehr unter

Im April 2015 eröffnet das neue Vier-Sterne Prestige Hotel Budapest (Vigyázó Ferenc utca 5, 1051 Budapest). Das prächtige klassizistische Gebäude, elegant eingerichtete Zimmer und eine große Lobby begeistern die Gäste. Im Hotelrestaurant Costes Downtown werden Köstlichkeiten des ersten Michelin-Sterne-Restaurants von Budapest serviert. Nähere Informationen:

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Ihre Ansprechpartnerin bei Hungexpo:
Anita Kristóf
Director of Event Sales
+36 (0)1 263 65 20

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Ulrike Kiesel
Project Manager Content & PR
+49 (0) 931 9002 114

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Cast the spell to attract business!

We see more and more blogs and digital news coming up on the websites of destinations, venues and suppliers for the meetings industry and for leisure. That is great and a good development. The big question is – does what is written there really reach out to the target groups and the planners in the meetings industry? Do the stories help to market the destination better by casting that magic spell that can initiate business?

I think that most efforts really still are in their very infancies. basically it is the same information as ever, just now published in a blog instead of the former static pdf formate on the website. Information presented is factual rather than story-driven, it is not networked, there is no curation and re-distribution of interesting information around the destination or topic.No use of other sources with great content.

Destination Content Marketing

Destination Content Marketing

Also, what does it help if a destination involves travel bloggers to create a MICE campaign? What does a travel blogger understand about the needs of a meeting planner? Nothing I guess…. the only relevant content producers in such a campaign can be experts or the meeting planners themselves…

It takes quite some trial (and error) to create concepts which can bring planners and organisers into a destination and ensure they have both interesting things to tell as well as the right pre-conditions and help to do so in social channels.

When organisers or meeting planners report and post about their own experiences this is very interesting to their colleagues in the industry. By sharing news in the whole network of the planners’ own communities and the destination’s channels, information really spreads out well. Blog posts about such programs rank number 1 in open rates in our weekly newsletters and in the newsroom!

Ask us for more – we will be happy to design a great campaign for you! In the meeting space, for tour operators presenting their different products, for destinations creating communication networks and online pr approach.


Contact at tmf dialogue marketing:
Johanna Fischer
Managing Director
Raiffeisenstraße 8
97209 Veitshöchheim
+49 (0)931 9002 115

Barceló Atenea Mar – business hotel in Barcelona

Meeting room at Barceló Atenea Mar

Meeting room @ Barceló Atenea Mar

Are you looking for a professional business hotel in Barcelona?

Barceló Atenea Mar is a modern 4 star hotel that represents the new Barceló’s Urban Beach concept.

It is only 150 meters from the Nova Mar Bella beach and, at the same time, only 15 minutes from the CCIB Convention Centre and the Diagonal Mar shopping Centre. Thus, it is the perfect choice to combine a business trip with some leisure time in Barcelona.

The hotel has 190 rooms, 90% of them with a sea view and has recently been refurbished in January. Barceló Atenea Mar offers five modular meeting rooms for your events, with a capacity of up to 400 people, natural light and free Wi-Fi.

Click here to read more about the hotel on FTN News.

Your contact at Barcelona Convention Bureau:
Enric Garcia
International Promotion
Eastern, Central Europe and South America
+34 933 689 741

Your contact at tmf dialogmarketing GmbH:
Susanne Hertenberger
Head of Content & PR
+49 931 9002 110

Die 10 besten Businesshotels in Barcelona

Panoràmica des de Tibidabo Barcelona

Panorama von Barcelonas Hausberg Tibidabo, Copyright: Barcelona Convention Bureau

Europas führendes Hotelportal HRS hat die beliebtesten Businesshotels in zehn europäischen Städten ermittelt. In der spanischen Metropole Barcelona erhielt das 4 Sterne Haus H10 Art Gallery die beste Bewertung (9,5). Dahinter folgen dicht beeinander das Hotel Medinaceli (9,1) sowie das SB Icaria Barcelona (9,1) und das Catalonia Passeig de Gràcia (9,0).

Auf Rang 9 ist die Kette H10 mit dem Hotel Urquinaona Plaza (8,8) ein zweites Mal vertreten.

Quelle und Informationen zu den weiteren Platzierungen: tma-online

Lesen Sie auch über 8 besondere Hotels in Barcelona.

Interessieren Sie sich für Barcelona als Veranstaltungsort?
Das Team vom Barcelona Convention Bureau hilft Ihnen gerne weiter und unterstützt Sie bei der Organisation Ihrer Veranstaltung.

Kontakt beim Barcelona Convention Bureau:
Enric Garcia
International Promotion
Eastern, Central Europe and South America
+34 933 689 741

What do business travellers want?

In a recent survey led by Hotel Solutions Provider HRS, business travellers have highlighted their needs for more flexibilty when it comes to booking. That includes the possibility to adjust their check out by 3 hours, book a hotel according to three daily time blocks  and also to be able to generally book by the hour.

There is a constant demand for flexibility, and an ongoing widely spread offer for the business traveller:  from airport lounges to book-by-the-hour conference centres, they all state clearly that venue managers should consider business travellers are continuously changind their needs and require a lot more flexibility.

Source and more information at

Convention Bureau Della Riviera Di Rimini – New Congress Business Unit of Rimini Fiera

Since October 6th, the Convention Bureau della Riviera di Rimini (CBRR) is part of Rimini Fiera Spa, covering the role as the congress business unit within the group. This closes the loop, also from a corporate point of view, of the extensively announced integration process between the CBRR and Rimini Fiera, which got underway last spring.

The aims of the new corporate structure are to increase its scope of operations and its ability to penetrate the congress market, to optimize commercial and economic synergies and to extend the range of proposals and services to its clients.

“In keeping with the activity carried out over the years in the CBRR - commented the President of Rimini Fiera, Lorenzo Cagnoni –  the management of our new Congress Business Unit has been entrusted to Stefania Agostini, an outstanding name within the Italian meeting industry, who will continue to work with her staff in their offices at the Palacongressi di Rimini. Likewise, the company name and corporate image of the CBRR will also distinguish the new Business Unit”.

The decisions are in line with the congress business plan, announced in 2011, whose mission included the development of synergies between the fair and congress sectors, the potential generation of business in the local area and the positioning of the CBRR as a key player on the domestic congress scenario.

“Lastly, I would like to thank – concluded Cagnoni – the Chairman of the CBRR, Roberto Berardi, who has brought the company to such a high level and hands it over to us with solid prospects”.


Elisabetta Vitali

communication manager Rimini Fiera Spa

(media consultant Congress b.u. CBRR: Carlo Bozzo 335-5778445)

Palacongressi di Rimini, the first Wellness Valley Congress Location Italy

Federcongressi & Eventi awards Wellness Foundation, the project launched by the Convention Bureau della Riviera di Rimini, combining congress tourism with the well-being and health of its guests

A new concept of planning a meeting and organising a stay in Rimini for congress goers and business tourists. The idea behind the project is the desire to complement what the Palacongressi already offers with the underlying principles and activities of the Wellness Foundation, which are expressed in the concept of the Wellness Valley, the first international district specialised in the quality of life and well-being, promoted by Technogym, global market leader.

Thanks to a programme which will accompany participants at Palacongressi events throughout their stay in Rimini, it will be possible to take time out from a busy schedule to enjoy moments dedicated to psychophysical well-being, while discovering the beauty, history, culture and leisure of the city. A new area has been set up in the Palacongressi, equipped with Active Sitting Wellness Balls, where a video trainer will demonstrate the simple and relaxing exercises that can be carried out during a break.

Great attention has also been placed on the nutritional aspect, with a “wellness menu”, planed and studied by a nutritionist and the chef of Summertrade, to guarantee breakfast and meals that showcase the flavours of the local area, offering healthy alternatives based on the Mediterranean diet.

To complete the project, participants are invited to take part in physical activities such as a morning jog on the beach, walking or cycling to the Palacongressi through the city parks, guided by a GPS, visiting the historic centre or doing a spot of shopping, following directions on their smartphones.

These novel elements, a trailblazing concept in Italy, earned the project top place among the 7 put forward by congress operators at the Federcongressi & eventi during its convention last week in Venice. This award is presented to initiatives aimed at the development and consolidation of good business/professional practices in the
meeting industry, focused on product innovation and creativity and/or organisation.

“The starting point of the Wellness project is an excellence of our region: Technogym. Sharing the philosophy of wellness as a lifestyle gave rise to the Palacongressi’s choice to become the first Wellness Valley congress location- explains Federica Lucini, CBRR Marketing Manager – it is a fantastic promotional marketing opportunity for the venue to offer a range of extras for all the events we host. It also provides companies and associations with the excellent advantage of combining their event with the wellness concepts”.

From the Wellness Foundation’s point of view, “the Palacongressi di Rimini is a concrete example of applying the Wellness principles to a physical place, in this case a place of work, that provides benefits to those involved. It is also proof of how by seriously working on the development of the Wellness Valley, we can achieve the double result of a competitive advantage and the culture of a healthy lifestyle”.

Ufficio Stampa CBRR
Carlo Bozzo – 3355778445

The best tips for meetings and incentives in Istanbul

City of Istanbul

City of Istanbul, © Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau

Istanbul has recently progressed from thriving business and travel destination to most popular travel destination in the world, according to millions of TripAdvisor users.

So, why are travellers streaming by? What makes Istanbul a preferred destination for congresses and events ?

It could be the city vibrating with energy and activity in a unique ancient and modern setting. It could be the seemingly unexhausted ways in which it can delight you and spur your curiosity both with diversity and quality. It is most certainly the place where you can impress anyone, not to mention yourself, and most importantly, get inspired.

Istanbul’s streets are roaming with people and you can stroll and visit cool boutiques and shops at every glance. Be baffled by must try restaurants, historical monuments, art and designer hotels with astonishing views, and the many stories travellers around the world seem to want to listen to and pass forward. BBC Travel offers a great list of  tips for places to visit and stay while in Istanbul, which can inspire your programme and entertain and relax you and your peers.

The list of events taking place here recently is impressive as well, so you can take a look at it here to get a global view.

When you are planning a corporate event or even a small business meeting off-site and considering Istanbul, know that it can accommodate everything: from large corporate meetings, company holiday parties and events, private executive meetings, weekend conference rental, company training events, business dinners, to team building sessions and large association and corporate congresses.

Those who bring their events to Istanbul leave blown away by the stunning city, its style and gorgeous surroundings boasting with energy, variety and beautifully decorated.

If you plan an event or a congress in Istanbul please do not hesitate to contact us. The team of Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau is happy to help you and support your event organisation.

Your contact at tmf dialogue marketing:
Susanne Hertenberger
Head of Content & PR
0049 (0)931 9002 110

Your contact at Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau:
Özgül Özkan Yavuz
General Manager
0090 212 522 5555


Accenture-Umfrage: Marketingverantwortliche setzen auf persönliche Gespräche

Laut aktueller Umfrage von Accenture, einem der weltweit größten Managementberatungs-, Technologie- und Outsourcing-Dienstleister mit Sitz in Dublin, sind persönliche Gespräche nach wie vor die effizienteste Marketing-Methode. 69 % der weltweit befragten 581 Marketingverantwortlichen sprachen sich eindeutig dafür aus. Nicht unwesentlich an Bedeutung hinzugewonnen hat das Email-Marketing. Während vor zwei Jahren noch 44 % von dieser Methode der Kommunikation überzeugt waren, sind es heute bereits 58 %.

Quelle und weitere Informationen:

Top 3 reasons to go on business travels

All things considered, there are no convincing reasons why business travels should be avoided. On LinkedIn, Arne Sorenson, President and CEO at Marriott International, writes about his best suggestions on business travel: First of all, it is essential to travel to show oneselfs’ presence and ability to also work out of office. Can you also manage all your daily tasks even when you are away from your home office? Second of all, meet new people. Of course you can “meet” new contacts by writing emails and doing phone calls. But the best and most stabile contacts you will only get by meeting them in person. You will best broaden your horizont and know your possibilities by personally meeting new suppliers, contractors, partners, and also competitors. In the end, business travellers will have gained more financial input no matter what flight tickets, hotel stays etc. do cost.

Source and more information: LinkedIn post on “Your biggest travel mistake? Not Going”