Budapest hosts Rita Ackermann Exhibition until 11 March 2012

Rita Ackermann began life in 1968 in Budapest, and left the city for New York more than two decades ago to pursue her artistic dreams. She became a pivotal figure in the 1990’s underground art scene, mixing together all the visual culture genres by taking inspiration from music, street culture and fashion. Budapest’s Ludwig Museum is now presenting a solo show from Rita Ackerman as part of their series showcasing Hungarian artists.

This exhibition has her works from the past 3 years juxtaposed with key pieces from throughout her career which are used as reference points to track the path of her artistic journey by. The exhibition finishes on 12th March 2012, and further details can be found on the museums website at www.ludwigmuseum.hu

Take Advantage of Free Night’s & Spa Entry for a Valentine’s Break

Budapest is one of Europe’s most romantic city’s and if you are looking for a great value Valentine’s break this year it’s hard to beat. The Budapest Winter campaign is offering an extra night for free when booking a two or three night stay, plus free spa entry into one of the city’s famous historic spas. More than 70 hotels are included in the deal ranging from luxury five star hotels to comfortable three star’s and city apartments, so there is something to suit all budgets. Flight partner is low cost carrier, Wizzair who fly direct from London Luton from £82 per person for travel 12-15 February 2012, including taxes. For more information visit www.budapestwinter.com

50% off Food & Drink During ‘Gluttonous Thursday’ 23 February 2012

Visitors who find themselves in Hungary on Thursday 23 February 2012 may be able to take advantage of a local promotion that promises a 50% discount off food and drink at over 1,000 restaurants nationwide. Participating restaurants will have signs in their window that they are taking part in the promotion and so visitors may be able to grab a last minute table. The website for the campaign is only in Hungarian, but visitors can find out which restaurants are taking part and make bookings from 1 February 2012 atwww.torkoscsutortok.hu – ask your local guide or hotel concierge to help!

First Horse Exhibition in Hungary at the Museum of Hungarian Agriculture, Budapest

Hungary is known as an equestrian nation famous for its horsemanship and now for the first time the Museum of Hungarian Agriculture in Budapest is presenting the world of horses in an unparalleled way. It will demonstrate the crucial role of the horse in Hungarian history, take a look at Hungarian horse breeds and methods of training, as well as show off the life of famous race horse, Kincsem, the most successful thoroughbred race horse ever who won all 54 races for 54 starts. Born in 1874 this horse is a national icon in Hungary and is revered in other parts of the world too. Over four seasons she won all her races at race tracks across Europe, a record that is still unbeaten. For more information visit www.mezogazdasagimuzeum.hu

Jet2.com Launches New Route from Leeds Bradford Airport to Budapest

Jet2.com has launched its third direct route to Budapest with the announcement that it will start twice weekly flights on Thursdays and Sundays for the Hungarian capital from Leeds Bradford Airport, starting on 29 March 2012. Flights will start from £31.99 one way including taxes, with city break packages through Jet2holidays from £249 per person for three nights staying at the 3* King’s Budapest City on a bed and breakfast basis. Jet2.com also flies direct to Budapest from Manchester and Edinburgh. For more information visit www.jet2.com or www.jet2holidays.com

Smoking Ban Effective in Hungary from 1 January 2012

Hungary has joined many other European nations and has banned smoking in all enclosed spaces including offices, restaurants and pubs as of 1 January 2012.