Polish Religious Tourism – 2

The Polish TOs active in the religious tourism market. In the previous post I presented the latest data of GUS (Polish Central Statistical Office) on religious tourism. This post and the following one will be focused on tour operators and group organizers manging the pilgrimages. The first question in this regard is obvious: we saw …

Polish religious tourism – 1

The Demand One of the most resistant stereotypes related to Polish tourism concerns the flows of religious tourists generated by this Country. It is still not infrequent to meet  tourist professionals who suppose that the outgoing Polish tourism coincides (or almost coincides) with the pilgrims going to the most famous holy places. Well! It is …

Forecasting The Development Of Global And European Tourism

From time to time it is worth looking up from the Polish tourist market and watching what happens in Europe. The opportunity in this case  is offered by the opening conference of ITB 2018 held by Mr Rolf Freitag, CEO of IPK International and promoter of World Travel Monitor®. The topic of the conference was …

A glance on Polish winter holidays

Travelplanet, a leading Polish Tour Operator, from time to time publishes articles about the holidays of Poles. The last one is very interesting, it describes the market of organized tourism in this winter season from the point of view of a tour operator playing on many market segments. I repost  only a part of the …

The seasonality of Polish tourists

  Some week ago I received a short mail from the marketing manager of a little hotel chain. “Dear Gilberto, I noticed the Polish tourists accommodated in our hotels have a seasonality different from the usual one. They prefer the last months of spring and summer. This is a characteristic of our target group or …

The winners in the Polish organized tourism, 2014 – 2015

Recently, www.wczasopedia.pl has published the update of the analysis about the first thirty Polish Tour Operators. Here the previous post about the same topic. The ranked list of 2013 shows some differences compared to the 2015,  starting from the 5th position where Neckermann has been overtaken by Grecos Holiday. It’s possible to identify many other …

Outcomes 2016 and forecasts for 2017

There are only a few days to the New Year: it’s the time of the forecasts. Everyone looks to 2017 wondering what the next 12 months we will provide. Tourism is not an exception in this sense. Below the updated outcomes of 2016 and the forecast for 2017 from one of the most famous research …

The packaged tours sold in Poland: the final result of the year 2015-‘16 and the best “20 “

Within 2 weeks the touristic year Nov 2015- Oct 2016 will finish and these last days of sales of tourist packages for sure won’t change the results of these twelve months, therefore let’s watch the final trend of the organized tourist market in Poland. As usual we will use the information supplied by PZOT (The Association …

Which countries are visited by the Poles? The official data 2015

The Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS) has recently published (Data source here) the official data about the travels abroad of the Poles.[i] The information is very interesting because describes in a detailed way this part of the tourist demand generated by Poland and finally we have the official data about the most visited Countries by Polish …