What our Partners say

JoAnn Bell

Kata Ihasz and her organization (RUTA Utazasi Iroda / Danube Destinations) has worked with Road Scholar for over 20 years.  During that time Kata has developed educational itineraries that took us behind the scenes, granted access to hidden gems, and been 100% reliable.  Her organization is always there to assist our participants whether it be late arrivals, sickness, expediting departures, finding luggage, a calming influence but their single biggest feat is their ability to problem solve either with sufficient lead time or on the spot.  Having a partner like Kata in Budapest / Hungary gives me peace of mind.  In addition Kata has a host of amazing group leaders and lecturers that brings the destination alive in an authentic manner.  I recommend Kata (and Ruta) as a super DMC for this region.

JoAnn Bell

Senior Vice President of Program Development
Road Scholar | 11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston, MA 02111

RUTA (Danube Destinations) has provided high quality educational programs for Road Scholar participants for over 20 years. RUTA has arranged unique behind-the-scenes experiences, approached program quality with diligence and care, and exhibited great skill and attention to detail during program delivery and operations. It is always a pleasure to work with Kata Ihász and her team.

Adelia Pope
Director, Regional Programs
Road Scholar, Amherst Campus
29 Pray Street | Amherst, MA 01002

Road Scholar and RUTA are proud of a long standing partnership since the middle of 1990. Both organizations share the common goal of providing outstanding learning experiences throughout Central Europe. Personally, I have had the pleasure of working closely with its owner Kata Ihasz for many years and her diligence, commitment and outstanding delivery of fantastic educational programs is exceptional.

I highly recommend Kata and RUTA’s services to anyone who is planning a memorable travel experience to Hungary and Central Europe. They are an awesome group of professionals.

Jacqueline Waldman
Retired Director, International Program Development
Road Scholar
29 Pray Street | Amherst, MA 01002


For RUTA Tour Operator  and Event Organiser Company ( 1141, Budapest/Hungary Cinkotai út 109. )

Please accept our letter of recommendation for RUTA (Discover Central Europe), Budapest.

We have worked with RUTA between May-November 2012 during the organisation of our international Nu Generation EMEA 2012 Convention held in Budapest, between 25-28 2012 with more than 6000 delegates.

Ruta’s responsibilities were extensive and included: organising our VIP party (venue, technical equipment, catering and transport), providing a list of accommodation options, reserving hotels, organising optional programs, attendance at the information desk and full time assistance during the conference.

We find RUTA to be highly professional and committed to the job in hand, offering an efficient, high quality service that is run by a highly competent and helpful team. In every single respect, their jobs were truly outstanding. They were always available and always on top of things, they showed absolute commitment at every stage of the conference organisation. Moreover, me and my colleagues found them very friendly, helpful and accomodating. They developed excellent working relations with our staff internationally.

We look forward to working with them in the future, and can highly recommend their services to our partners.

Kata is a dedicated travel agent who plans and delivers her product meticulously.  She always has the most updated knowledge on the best quality services and products in Hungary and in central Europe.  I have worked with her on many occasions and every time she and her company provided the best service for our discerning guests.

Kazim Uzunoglu
Managing Director
Baltac Tourism & Travel and Kazoom Moto Adventures
Istanbul | Turkey

As a Director of Hotel Benczur, I’ve worked with RUTA for many years and I’ve known Kata, the “engine” of this company, for many decades. The programs organized by RUTA are exceptionally precise, well planned and perfectly run. “

Their coordination of events and care for their customers are outstanding, even when compared with most well-known businesses. All events are to be filled with cultural richness and personal care. Because RUTA is one of the most dependable and virtuous business partners in my experience, we have trusted them to organize various scales of marketing and strategy events regularly for years with pleasure.

George Sárközy
Hotel Benczúr | Budapest

Dear Kata and RUTA LLC,

I would like to thank you for your kind support during the various meetings I was fortunate to bring to Budapest, Hungary.
With your help the meetings and off-site events were extremely successful as they were planned thoroughly and run smoothly.
The service you and RUTA LLC provided was efficient, proactive and creative. Your solution oriented attitude, your communication skills
and the team’s availability was enormously helpful and I felt completely comfortable knowing that all details you were tasked with
are in good hands.  I am grateful for getting to know you and your team and highly recommend your services to anyone needing support in Hungary.


Gabriella Hajdu

Danube Conference Management
San Jose, CA

I have a pleasure of close cooperation with RUTA for international programs sharing with Kata Ihasz our experience and passion for meeting people, education and culture.

Kata is not only a professional expert for Central Europe, but also a good business partner and friend.

Tomás Brychta
Prague | Czech Republic

We are a Hungarian relocation service provider who has been utilizing the services of RUTA for many years. The team of RUTA supports us by organizing orientation programs for our foreign clients who are planning to move to Budapest.
The colleagues at RUTA are always up to date and well prepared to show our clients around the city and we only receive positive feedback about the services provided by them. The programs are organized according to the agreed upon plans of the client’s and besides the introduction of our beautiful capital city, the colleagues of RUTA also provide useful information about the daily life in Budapest according to our clients’ requirements and interests.
RUTA is very proactive and their problem solving skills are outstanding.
We are happy to have the opportunity to work with them and highly appreciate their professionalism and the kind and helpful attitude towards us and our clients.

Dr Katalin Varga
Executive director
Settlers Relocation | Budapest

Click below to see a video about why Dr Pogatsa likes to work with us:

Dr Zoltán Pogátsa
regular lecturer on Danube Destinations programs