Poles express ‘hunger’ for taking a holiday: report

Poles no longer want to give up holidays because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently 46.6 percent of people intend to go on holiday, while only 37.4 percent planned to do so in 2020, writes daily “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna” (DGP), which published the data from the survey carried out on its behalf.

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“However, this is a worse result than in April, when 48 percent of respondents had holiday plans,” indicated the poll carried out by the United Survey pollster commissioned by “DGP”. This decline in enthusiasm is the result of the emergence of new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and uncertainty about the scope of travel restrictions, the daily reported. More than 12 percent are going to holiday abroad, which is more than a year ago (7.4 percent), but less than two months ago (13.6 percent).

The percentage of respondents planning to stay in the country has not changed since April. It is still 34.5 percent, which is already an increase of 15 percent compared to the previous year. This is influenced, among others, by easy organisation of holidays and no additional costs associated with the need to do tests or purchase of additional insurance. This is good news for domestic hoteliers who have a chance to make up for the losses.

It is mainly families with children (84 percent) who intend to go on holiday. Among those without children, 39 percent plan to. Mostly residents of the largest cities and people earning upwards of PLN 4,000 PLN (EUR 886) per month. The smallest number of people planning summer holidays are from small towns and with an income of up to PLN 2,000 (EUR 443).