Welcome to Bratislava
Today Bratislava is experiencing what are probably its best years in terms of tourism. The once “best kept secret” gem in Europe is now one of the current hits of urban tourism. Even so, at the very height of the tourist season Bratislava is still not overflowing with tourists and its intimate historic centre has not been turned into some artificial open-air museum, as it remains a city that still breathes its authentic way of life.
Apart from the tastefully reconstructed historic centre, visitors to Bratislava also appreciate the fact that they have everything right under their nose, so to speak: it is just a small step away from city centre hotels to the venues of congresses, conferences or large meetings, or to the many cosy bars, cafes and restaurants for a pleasant evening.
Bratislava is therefore not an imperial type of city like Vienna or Budapest, which makes its label of “Little Big City” seem all the more appropriate. This sums up well the virtues of Bratislava: a standard on a par with any major European city in terms of infrastructure, business or culture goes hand in hand with the intimate charm of having everything within walking distance. This predestines Bratislava to grow in popularity among favoured congress cities.
Not so long ago Bratislava successfully organised the annual congress of the European Federation of Congress Towns. The closely followed Bush-Putin summit in February 2005 also put the city more strongly on the map. Bratislava makes use of marketing advantages that are essential for every successful congress city: sufficient facilities for congress and incentive tourism, transport access and security. What’s more, over the next 3-5 years new congress facilities will spring up in the city, especially along the attractive Danube embankment as part of the ambitious investment projects Riverpark and Eurovea. The strengths of Bratislava as a congress destination can probably now be summed up in three words: new, attractive and safe.
I am confident that you will have the opportunity to experience first hand the high value that Bratislava now has to offer as a congress event host.
Mayor of Bratislava
It has been my pleasure to welcome you all on these pages of our catalogue. The aim of this catalogue is to introduce the top quality facilities of congress travelling as well as the most significant organizers of complex and entire package services. Once you have decided to organize a congress, meeting or a seminar in Bratislava, our product will surely help you to create unforgettable memories for you and all the participants within their business activities.
I am also happy to admit that Bratislava is becoming more and more popular tourist spot among central European destinations. However, this fact is not accidental. Recently, many congress and accommodation facilities have been built in Bratislava offering a great variety of any kinds of events like small business seminars or international meetings of global significance. Furthermore, all necessary basic and additional infrastructure is being developed and finished intensively. It includes the new fast connection between Bratislava and other European cities in forms of travelling either by plane, new motorways, regular shipment from Vienna and Budapest, or by fast trains such as IC and EC. A great progress in food services and restaurant facilities offering the highest quality in an attractive environment for a reasonable price is also noticeable. The whole package of high-quality services is completed with the typical atmosphere of the old city of Bratislava with its beautifully renovated historic part filled with every day life of typical modern citizens. I am sure that thanks to all those utilities you will experience an unforgettable and charming stay in Bratislava.
Members of the Slovak Association of Travel Offices and Travel Agencies – SACKA have prepared an offer combining the best what Bratislava offers, so please, do not hesitate to contact the specialists on Bratislava – the travel agencies presented in this catalogue. All the staff is ready any time to help you with your choice or creating an offer according to your personal wishes and attitudes.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Bratislava.
President of Slovak Association of Travel Agents
BRATISLAVA - Little Big City
Young metropolis with rich history
Centre of booming region
City of delicious gastronomy and good wine
City of music and culture