Domestic tourism in Poland shoots up: experts

Krakow

Domestic tourism in Poland has shot up compared to a year ago, according to experts from the Polish Chamber of Tourism. Poles have been encouraged to choose to spend their holidays in their own country because it is perceived as safe, while a growing network of fast roads makes it easier to travel to domestic destinations.

Remigiusz Dróżdż, head of the tourism chamber’s Pomerania branch in northern Poland, said: “For now, Poland is a safe country. Let’s hope it stays that way as long as possible. Security is one of the main determinants in choosing a destination for a break.”

He added: “Motorways and expressways have resulted in an increase in the number of short-stay tourists. This is undoubtedly a factor supporting the choice of the Polish seaside, the Polish mountains, and holidays in Poland as a whole.”

Dróżdż said he did not have precise statistics, but various estimates have pointed to an up to 20-percent increase in tourism on Poland’s northern Baltic Sea coast this summer.

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