Practical information

PÉCS

Pécs is the fifth largest city in Hungary, the major administrative and cultural centre of the South Transdanubian region of the country. The city was a European Capital of Culture in 2010.

It is located in the South-Western part of the Hungary, close to the Croatian border, protected from the North by the Mecsek Mountains, so it has a relatively mild climate by Hungarian standards, with Mediterranean touches. The Mecsek Mountains reach into the administrative territory of the city. 

For further information please visit the Visit Pécs! website at:
http://www.iranypecs.hu/en/index.html
http://english.ktk.pte.hu/pecs-and-hungary

 

UNIVERSITY OF PÉCS

The first university of Hungary was established by the Hungarian King Lajos (’Louis the Great’) in Pécs in the year of 1367. Actually the University of Pécs is one of the leading higher education institutes in Hungary, first in the Transdanubian region, having ten faculties and approx. 20,000 students, including more than 3,300 international ones. For more information visit https://pte.hu/english.

 

FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

The Faculty of Business and Economics at UP, is the second oldest School of Economics in Hungary, a leading player in Hungarian Higher Education. The Faculty offers up-to-date education and research in Business Sciences and the comprehensive theoretical, methodological and practical knowledge ensures students' success in their career.
http://english.ktk.pte.hu/pecs-and-hungary 

 

INSTITUTE OF MARKETING AND TOURISM

The Institute of Marketing and Tourism synthesises two disciplines by teaching modern knowledge and researching the concerned fields of marketing and tourism. The Institute provides academic programmes at three levels of education, both in marketing and tourism. During the long years of operation the Institute organized several events on marketing topics, and recently hosted two interdisciplinary symposiums on consumption (in 2015 and 2016).
http://ktk.pte.hu/munkatarsak/mti

 

VENUE OF THE CONFERENCE

The conference will be hosted in the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter of Pécs, which includes the unique exhibitions of the Zsolnay ceramics heritage as well as many other cultural attractions all completely restored for the year of 2010, when Pécs was one of the European Capitals of Culture (visit the Zsolnay Quarter website).

The venue of the conference will be in the building of the Faculty of Music and Visual Arts inside the Zsolnay Quarter. Plenary sessions will be held in the Liszt Ferenc Concert Hall of the Faculty, while parallel sessions will be in other lecture rooms.

 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

How to get to Pécs?

Google map: https://www.google.hu/maps/place/Pécs

 

Airport Shuttle service

Airport Shuttle service from Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport to Pécs and back: from HUF 8,900 (≈ EUR 30). Booking of service: http://mecsektravel.hu/index.php/en/; http://www.travel4you.hu/

 

Train

Another option for travelling from Budapest to Pécs is train. Ask the taxi or the Airport Minibus driver at the Budapest airport to take you to the Keleti Pályaudvar (“Eastern Railway station” in Hungarian), from where you can travel to Pécs by an Inter-City (IC) train. On the website: http://www.elvira.hu/english you can find the IC timetable. The full fare 2nd class ticket with seat reservation will cost about HUF 4,600 (approx. EUR 15). You are advised to take an IC instead of the regular train because IC's are much faster and more comfortable than regular trains.

 

How to get to the conference venue?

By bus:
http://mobilitas.biokom.hu/docs/terkep/20160901_nappali_terkep.pdf
http://www.tukebusz.hu/english

 

By taxi:
Volán Taxi
+36 (72) 222-222, +36 (72) 333-333, +36 (72) 555-555, +36 (30) 9-333-333

 

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION

https://szallas.hu/terkepes-kereso

For special rates of accommodations for conference participants please contact the accommodations at the addresses below.

 

Name of hotel Access and booking

Fordan Hotel
http://www.fordanhotel.hu
Distance from conference venue: 5 minutes drive
Szallas.hu evaluation: 9,3

info@fordanhotel.hu

For special rates refer to "Consumption Conference 2017"

Hotel Palatinus
http://www.danubiushotels.hu/szallodak-pecs/hotel-palatinus
Distance from conference venue: 5 minutes drive
Szallas.hu evaluation: 9,0

pecs.reservation@danubiushotels.com

For special rates refer to "Consumption Conference 2017"

Hotel Corso
http://corsohotel.hu
Distance from conference venue: 2 minutes drive, 15 minutes walk
Szallas.hu evaluation: 9,1

reception@corsohotel.hu

For special rates refer to "Consumption Conference 2017"

Boutique Hotel Sopianae
http://hotelsopianae.hu/en/#contact
Distance from conference venue: 3 minutes drive
Szallas.hu evaluation: 9,3

info@hotelsopianae.hu

For special rates refer to "Consumption Conference 2017"

Other hotel ideas

Name of hotel Access and booking

Hotel Central Pécs
http://hotelcentralpecs.hu/en
Distance from conference venue: 6 minutes drive
Szallas.hu evaluation: 9,6

hotel@hotelcentralpecs.hu

Hotel Barbakán Pécs
http://www.barbakanhotel.hu/
Distance from conference venue: 10 minutes drive
szallas.hu evaluation: 9,6

info@barbakanhotel.hu

Napraforgó Wellness Ház és Panzió
http://www.napraforgopanzio.hu/
Distance from conference venue: 5 minutes drive
szallas.hu evaluation: 9,4

info@napraforgopanzio.hu

Hotel Millennium
http://www.hotelmillennium.hu
Distance from conference venue: 6 minutes drive
szallas.hu evaluation: 8,4

info@hotelmillennium.hu

Szinbád Panzió
http://www.szinbadhotel.hu/
Distance from conference venue: 10 minutes drive
szallas.hu evaluation: 9,5

info@szinbadpanzio.hu

Hotel Arkadia
http://www.hotelarkadiapecs.hu/
Distance from conference venue: 8 minutes drive
szallas.hu evaluation: 9,4

info@hotelarkadiapecs.hu

Főnix Hotel
http://www.fonixhotel.com
Distance from conference venue: 10 minutes drive
szallas.hu evaluation: 9,2

sales@fonixhotel.com

Adele Boutique Hotel Pécs
http://adelehotel.hu/en/
Distance from conference venue: 10 minutes drive
szallas.hu evaluation: 9,6

sales@adelehotel.hu

Ágoston Hotel
http://www.agostonhotel.hu/left-box
Distance from conference venue: 5 minutes drive, 20 minutes walk
szallas.hu evaluation: 9,0

info@agostonhotel.hu

Dormitories and youth hostels:

Name of accommodation Access and booking

Szalay László Kollégium
http://pecs-hostel.hu/index.php/site/hostel/1
Distance from conference venue: 2 minutes drive, 15 minutes walk

info@pecs-hostel.hu

Szántó Kollégium
http://pecs-hostel.hu/index.php/site/hostel/2
Distance from conference venue: 10 minutes drive

info@pecs-hostel.hu

For more information contact us via the conference e-mail: consumption2017@ktk.pte.hu

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