BUDAPEST, Nov 30 – Dec 2, 2010
The Danube Tourist Commission in co-operation with the Hungarian National Tourist Office hosted the fourteenth annual Danube Shipping Conference and the fourth Danube Biking and Hiking Conference in Budapest, from November 30 until December 3. More than 200 international Danube tourism experts came to the event and spent the remains of the successful season.
During the event took place presentations about up to date topics such as the EU Danube Strategy, recycling, the water quality of the Danube, the EU Passenger rights on river cruises, Schengen and custom controls, as well as many ashore topics such as the presentations of the Liszt year 2011 in Hungary, the Danube city Bratislava and new developments regarding the beautiful Wachau region in Austria. Particularly interesting were presentations about the additional offers for river cruise travellers, for example guided city tours by bike in Budapest or the combination of river cruises and wellness or the further development of the Danube cycling route (Euro Velo 6) and the strong focus of Danube hiking trails in Germany, Austria and Romania. All those presentations provided useful information and inputs for developers of cruise ship journeys for creating future programs.