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Hotel and Travel Information
GM Budapest

Intercontinental Budapest
Visa
Travel

For the General Meeting in Budapest, we will be staying in the 5* Intercontinental hotel. Located right on the Danube with stunning views of Castle Hill and the Royal Palace. Should you want to venture from the Buda to the Pest side the Chain Bridge is steps away, along with the Vàci utca shopping street, Central Market and the Gellért Baths.

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Hotel

GM Budapest

Room rates:

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Single room city view: EUR 185
Single room river view: EUR 215
Double room city view: EUR 205
Double room river view: EUR 235

Rates are per room per night, including full buffet breakfast and all taxes . These rates are offered 5 days prior, during and 5 days after the General Meeting dates, subject to availability of rooms at the time of reservation.

The rates listed are only valid for reservations made through ICMA. Higher rates may apply if booked directly with the hotel. Hotel requirements are to be applied for on the online registration form by the official registration deadline. ICMA will arrange your booking and confirmation of this booking will be sent shortly before the date of the event. ICMA will not be responsible for any rooms booked directly with the hotel by the participant. Please read the hotel cancellation and payment policies on the registration form carefully.

Hotel address:

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Intercontinental Budapest
Apáczai Csere J. u. 12 – 14
H-1052 Budapest
Hungary

Phone: +36 1 327 6333
Fax: +36 1 327 6357
Website: www.ichotelsgroup.com

Hotel Reservation – Method of Payment

Upon registration, ICMA will guarantee your room reservation with the hotel. For this purpose, ICMA requires a credit card guarantee by each individual participant. Without this, the hotel room cannot be held.

No deposits or pre-payments are required. Settlement of all charges is to be made directly to the hotel by each individual upon checkout.

Hotel Reservation – Cancellation

Individual cancellations will be accepted until 18 September 2009. Any room cancellation received after this date or No Show will be charged with the original booking to the credit card used as guarantee.

If you wish to cancel or change your hotel reservation, please contact ICMA Head Office.

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Visa

GM Budapest

Room rates:

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Some people might need a visa to visit Budapest. Please contact your nearest Hungarian embassy, high commission or consulate to find out if you need a visa.

Click here for contact details of some of the Hungarian Embassies in the world.

If you need any assistance in requiring a visa to enter Hungary, or if you need an official invitation from ICMA Head Office please send the following information to Shay Klomp Bueters at s.klompbueters@icmaonline.org:

1. Full Name as mentioned in passport
2. Arrival date in Budapest, Hungary
3. Departure date from Budapest, Hungary
4. Passport no.
5. Date of birth

Once we have received this information we will make sure that you will receive an invitation letter from ICMA Head Office as evidence to substantiate the purpose of your journey.

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Travel

GM Budapest

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By air

Budapest (Ferihegy) International Airport is 16 km south-east of the city centre. It has two terminals: Terminal 1 for low-cost airlines; Terminal 2 is divided into two, with Terminal 2A the departure and arrival point for flights of Malév Hungarian Airlines and Terminal 2B hosting all international carriers’ flights, including some of the budget airlines.

The airport’s central telephone number for information is (+36-1) 296-9696, and flight information is available on (+36-1) 296-7000.

By rail

More than fifty trains a day provide direct links between Budapest and 25 capital cities. Trains to Vienna run every three hours.

Taxi

The ride from the airport to the Intercontinental should take between 20 – 30 minutes, dependent on traffic. The cost should be around EUR 20 or 4600 HUF. Please be sure to go to the small stand, called Zona Taxi, situated outside the arrival area. Here you will tell them your destination (Intercontinental Budapest) to collect the voucher needed for the driver.

You will need to pay in Hungarian forint, therefore we recommend exchanging money before hand.

Airport Shuttle

Should you be looking for a cheaper fare – check out www.airportshuttle.hu which provides transfers for approximately EUR 11 or 2990 HUF for individuals. You will need to reseve your pickup on their web site. For groups of 10 or more it’s even cheaper approximately EUR 5 or 1250 HUF. Again, please reserve on their web site.