Namaste Tourism launches special Hungarian tourism website
Reema Lokesh – Mumbai
Mumbai-based tour operating company, Compact Travels under its initiative Namaste Tourism has launched a new website dedicated to the country Hungary featuring its tourism assets called www.namastehungary.com. The initiative aims to encourage the Indian traveller to discover the various attractions and experiences that Hungary offers. The site is an in-depth virtual guide for holiday choices and also provides pertinent details like accommodation, cuisine and connectivity for the unconventional traveller. This website was recently launched in Mumbai by ambassador-designate, H E Szilveszter Bus and consul general of Hungary in Mumbai, H E Dr Norbert Révai-Bere. The website reveals valuable information about the country and its facets both known and hidden. From restaurants and hotels to special tourism attractions and transport facilities, the website aims to be a ready virtual guide for those keen to explore Hungary both for leisure and MICE.
Speaking at the event, Dr Reval-Bere, said, “We are extremely glad to partner with Namaste Tourism and are ready to provide all support to the initiative. Hungary has so much to offer to the Indian clientele and we are eager to showcase the same. We have a lot of unique features in the region.” He further added that the film Hum Dil De Chukhe Sanam was filmed in Budapest, which was promoted as Italy by the film’s decision makers. We are ready to position the destination as film tourism, MICE as well as leisure tourism.”
Subhash Motwani, director, Namaste Tourism pioneered the first destination specific website in 2009 and Namaste Hungary is eight in the series of similar websites. On the occasion of the launch, Motwani said, “The discerning Indian traveller is moving towards an experiential way of travel and is seeking new vistas to try local cuisines, wines, spas and offbeat experiences. Europe has many unknown treasures especially Central and Eastern Europe which are yet to be explored by Indians. Hungary is a stunning Central European destination which offers a unique blend of world class cuisine, heritage sites, spas, adventure sports amongst other preferences.”
Additionally, Hungary offers the best value deals and is a hub of culture due to its status as one of the Imperial countries of Europe. The capital city Budapest is known as the Paris of the East. The city is famous for its architecture, galleries, festivals, spas as well as food and wine. The River Danube runs through the city, hence dividing the capital city into Buda and Pest. Hungary offers eight World Heritage Sites and Europe’s No 1 Festival and Clubs. There are 3518 churches and 73 synagogues including the largest synagogue in Europe. The seventh most beautiful tram lines as well as the second Oldest Underground of the World are in Hungary. The country has over 22 wine regions. Hungary has the world’s highest nobel prize winners per capita. The Rubik Cube was invented by Hungarian, Erno Rubik and is the world’s top selling puzzle game and the best selling consumer product of all time.