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MTÜ: it is worth booking accommodation for the summer now

Since the beginning of May, the number of bookings received for the summer months has increased by more than 40 percent, if the growth remains so dynamic, it will be difficult to find accommodation in popular domestic holiday destinations in the high season, the Hungarian Tourism Agency told MTI on Thursday.

According to the announcement, the data suggest that the summer domestic tourist season will be stronger than last year, so those who book on time will definitely have accommodation.
The summer will be basically about domestic tourism. It is also worth exploring new places, as thanks to the developments, a diverse, high-quality accommodation offer and program opportunities await visitors across the country, they added.
The data received by the National Tourist Information Center show that the number of bookings in domestic accommodation is constantly increasing, the largest increase is in private accommodation, while the largest increase is in hotels.
The number of guest nights booked for the summer months has already reached 4.5 million, with 89 per cent of bookings received in rural accommodation. This year, the accommodations of Lake Balaton are the most popular (33 percent), followed by Mátra-Bükk (8 percent) and Debrecen and its surroundings (7 percent).
Based on the reservations, the most sought after places next to Lake Balaton are: Balatonfüred, Siófok, Hévíz, Zalakaros and Cserszegtomaj. In the Mátra-Bükk area: Miskolc (Lillafüred), Eger, Gyöngyös, Egerszalók and Noszvaj. Debrecen and its surroundings: Hajdúszoboszló, Debrecen, Tiszafüred, Berekfürdő and Abádszalók.

Record entry for next year's NN Ultrabalaton

The record number for the 2021 NN Ultrabalaton set a record.

According to the organizers, 1,300 teams entered in the 4-14-person category - the list was full in just three minutes - and there are more than 630 teams on the waiting list. The 2-3-person competition category will open at the end of November, but despite the uncertain conditions created by the epidemic situation, the organizers are already confident that by 2021, a record number of entrants will be set at the longest running event in Central Europe.
“We were also surprised by the whole thing, as there are a lot of question marks about the epidemic. It is a pleasure for us that NN Ultrabalaton is still so popular among runners, ”said Miklós Zelcsényi, the main organizer of the event, after closing the entry.
At the 15th NN Ultrabalaton, announced for 14 May 2021, the participants will start the lake from Balatonfüred.

NN Ultrabalaton is a 221-kilometer ultramarathon running race around Lake Balaton.

In 2007, the founders dreamed of an ultra-racing race of over 200 kilometers. The total number of participants at that time was 200. More and more people have joined this handful every year, so by 2018 the number of entrants has already exceeded 11,000. In the first years the field started from the shore of the Inner Lake of Tihany, in 2013 the competition center moved to Balatonaliga. In 2019, UB will start from Balatonfüred. There are 32 hours available for performance in a team (relay race) or individually.

The competition was dreamed up by Zöldgömb Sport Klub, the first 7 events were organized by Supermaraton Kft. 350 teams stood for the start line. From the eighth year, Balatonman Triatlon Kft. Will be organized by Ultrabalaton, in 2019 the organizers expect 1200-1300 teams. The international ultra-running federation, the IAU, awarded the competition a silver rating on January 5, 2008, making Ultrabalaton the first Hungarian competition to achieve this recognition. Source: wikipedia

One hundred films compete for the main prize of the Bujtor István Film Festival in Balatonszemes

Készítette: Solymári - A feltöltő saját munkája, CC BY-SA 4.0, Hivatkozás

One hundred films start in the XI. In the competition program of the István Bujtor Film Festival, which includes screenings, concerts, theater performances, sailing, a vintage car parade, exhibitions and gastronomic programs in Balatonszemes from 17 to 21 August. The competition program of the festival - keeping in mind the oeuvre of István Bujtor - included films on crime, mystery, joy, human stories rich in twists and turns, and this time on quarantine. Out of the 141 nominated works, a hundred films entered the competition program, most of which can be seen by the public in front of the Latinovits Cultural House in Balatonszemes, mostly in the presence of the creators, the organizers told MTI on Monday.

For example, the Oscar-winning Kristóf Deák's film Prisoners will feature András Dér's work, The Rubens Girl, but Sándor Gál's Los Angeles award-winning Defekt and Emma, ​​directed by Rudolf Olivér, will also be in competition.
Anna Bartúcz processed the escape of the recently deceased swimming champion Éva Székely from the Arrow Cross raid in the form of an animated short film, and the work is also a paraphrase of the first scene of the Bud Spencer film The Crime Hunters, the work of Zoltán Porpáczy.
Among the quarantine cinemas, the organizers highlighted Zoltán Végh's film Waiting for Budapest, in which he choreographed the dulcimer music of the dancer János Feledi Miklós Lukács in the iconic squares of empty Budapest.
The poems feature works by poets such as János Arany, Dezső Kosztolányi, Frigyes Karinthy, Endre Ady, Jenő Dsida, Sándor Petőfi, Gizella Hervay, János Pilinszky and Miklós Radnóti.
Among the documentaries will be Ádám Rozgonyi's film Homatérők, made in memory of the centenary of the Trianon peace treaty, the work of the former category winner Zsolt Magyar, about bees, and Boglákka Boglákka's Mother's Dream.
The chairman of the jury is film director Attila Janisch, its members are actor Marina Gera, film director József Kalász, editor, Imre Lutter, festival director, producer, president of the Association of Hungarian Poets, and director Alfréd Wiegmann, artistic director of the First Hungarian Poetry Theater.
The jury awards the István Bujtor Prize - a scaled-down, gilded copy of Bujtor's private ship, which is the work of Zolta Árvay - by category, but also awards a special prize for best directing, screenplay, cinematography, editing and acting, worth a total of HUF 1 million.
The public screenings will be accompanied by creative talks and public meetings, and on August 22 the István Bujtor Sailing Memorial Competition in Balatonkenese, Balatonaliga and Balatonalmádi.
Ötvös Csöpi films will be screened in the garden cinema of the festival, and Ferenc Caramel Molnár, Irigy Hónaljmirigy, Steve Hajdu, Attila Csengeri, artists of the Pécs National Theater, wind instruments of the PTE Brass Band and the Bóbita Puppet Theater will perform on the stage.

István Bujtor (born Frenreisz, Budapest, May 5, 1942 - Budapest, September 25, 2009) Balázs Béla Prize-winning Hungarian actor, film director, screenwriter, producer. His mother is the eldest child of Károly Gundel, a famous Budapest innkeeper, Katalin Gundel (1910–2010). His half-brother is Zoltán Latinovits, the child born from his mother's first marriage. His father id. István Frenreisz was an internist, cardiologist, and his brother Károly Frenreisz was a Kossuth Prize-winning rock musician. On the advice of film director Márton Keleti, he took the name Bujtor after his paternal great-grandfather during his first film role.
His first wife was violinist Eszter Perényi, his son Balázs Bujtor was a violinist (born June 13, 1975), his daughter was Anna Bujtor, a lawyer, drama teacher (born February 20, 1979), and his second wife was Judit Bujtor.
From 2010, on the initiative of the Zoltán Latinovits Foundation in Balatonszemes, the Bujtor István Film Festival will be held annually, with the participation of independent and amateur creators.
The Bujtor Ring is an award founded in 2011 to recognize the background workers of the Petőfi Theater in Veszprém.
On May 5, 2013, on the 71st anniversary of his birth, his entire statue was inaugurated in Vitorlás Square, Balatonfüred. The work of the Mihály Munkácsy Prize-winning sculptor Ádám Farkas depicts Bujtor as a helmsman on the ship Rabonbán (cruiser 30). The statue has also been criticized, as the figure of Bujtor is placed with his back to Lake Balaton. The locals call the statue "Legend of Lake Balaton". Source: wikipedia

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Dear bastard! who is teasing and you have no better thing… the license for the picture has always been here, now I highlighted to you why you have to troll here and litter? There would be no other thing at home you unfortunate, sick animal.

The sailing season on Lake Balaton started on Saturday.

This year's sailing season started in Balatonfüred on Saturday morning with the wreathing of Lake Balaton and a solid celebration. Lajos Kollár, President of the Hungarian Sailing Association (MVSZ), emphasized that the postponed Olympics due to the coronavirus epidemic affected everyone painfully, but the task of the association is to help keep Olympians and sailors in shape by preserving the quotas they have already acquired, or get back in shape for next summer in Tokyo. Continue reading …

The Blue Wave Flag Lake Balaton Beach Qualification Competition will be announced again this year

Due to the corona virus epidemic, the Blue Wave flag beach qualification competition will be announced this week, the special prize will be won this year by the beach that the jury considers to be the safest from an epidemiological point of view - the presidency of the Balaton Association (BSZ) At his meeting in Balatonakali. Continue reading …

The poems of Hungarian poets can be heard at 13 railway stations on the shores of Lake Balaton with the title “Poem on the platform”.

Organized by MÁV, after last year's Poem on the Beach, the Poem on the Platform literary campaign will also start this year. The highly successful Poem on the Coast literary events, held last summer in Balatonalmádi, organized by the Aranyhíd Civic Association, were joined by the railway company this year. A program entitled Poem on the Platform will be expanded from Thursday to Saturday - read the announcement. Continue reading …

Most of the rural beaches and baths open on the weekend of Pentecost

Most of the rural beaches and baths will open on the weekend of Pentecost in compliance with the safety regulations imposed due to the corneal virus epidemic, for the time being only the outdoor pools can be used in the baths. Among the settlements in Lake Balaton, the beaches will open in Balatonalmádi on Friday, May 29, and in Alsóörs and Csopak it is planned to open the next day. Continue reading …

The 52nd Blue Ribbon will be held from July 30 to August 1

The largest lake bypass sailing competition on Lake Balaton, the Blue Ribbon, will be held this year between July 30 and August 1. The traditional competition, organized for the 52nd time this year, would have originally been held from 4 to 6 July, but due to the coronavirus epidemic, the Hungarian Sailing Association (MVSZ) decided to postpone it until 6 May. Continue reading …

This is how the new ships on Lake Balaton will look like, here are the concept plans for BAHART's new ship fleet.

Source: NGO

Prototype plans for BAHART’s new fleet have arrived, technical documentation has been completed, and we can see what the new ferry, new catamarans and BAHART’s flagship will look like. The large-scale development until 2030 aims to enable BAHART to perform European-level shipping tasks. Continue reading …

The construction of the Berek Világ Visitor Center on South Lake Balaton has begun.

The implementation of the Berek Világa Visitor Center, which presents the Natura 2000 area, has started near Ordacsehi in Somogy County, with about HUF 400 million in non-refundable EU and domestic support, Zoltán Puskás, Head of the Balaton Uplands National Park Directorate (BfNP), told MTI. Continue reading …

Mass events are not allowed, but the terraces of the beaches and catering units can open. MTI.

No mass event, including those under 500, will be allowed in Hungary until August 15 due to the coronavirus epidemic, a government spokesman said on Thursday night's current channel M1. Continue reading …

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