47% of Poles plan to spend their holidays only in Poland

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2021-06-08   10:43

47% of Poles plan to spend their holidays only in Poland, and 18% abroad or only abroad, according to the latest research by ARC Rynek i Opinia. Nearly half of the respondents are convinced that this year's holiday trip prices are higher than before the pandemic.

This year more Poles are planning a vacation trip than a year ago. More than half of the respondents (54%) admitted that last year they did not go on holiday at all. Currently, half of the fewer people declare that they do not plan to leave, and 12% have not yet taken up a vacation. Both in Poland and abroad are more often planned by people with higher education (22%), while people with primary and vocational education (30%) tend to give up their leave.

A total of 48% of respondents believe that the current prices of holiday trips are higher than before the pandemic. 30% of respondents admit that their choice of holiday destinations is related to a pandemic. This percentage is the highest among people aged 25-34 (37%) and people with higher education (36%). 47% of respondents admitted that the argument regarding the possibility of free travel abroad for vaccinated persons is important for them when making decisions about vaccinations.

"The results of our research show that tourism can count on a significant increase compared to last year, because the percentage of people planning a vacation trip is higher than last year. It is clearly visible that trips in the country dominate. Concerns about trips abroad are still there." They actually have two sources: the first one concerns the covid passport - it is not entirely clear whether it will not be necessary to present research results in many countries. The second problem is psychological - the pandemic, however, has not died out and many people are afraid of infection abroad, while in the case of domestic trips, the problem is an increase in costs. There is a widespread belief that this vacation will be more expensive. from the trip waiting for better and cheaper times," said Adam Czarnecki, PhD in social sciences from ARC Rynek i Opinia.

According to him, the specter of a pandemic and this pandemic context strongly determines decisions regarding destinations and the departure plans themselves.

"Some people will, of course, try to spend this vacation, perhaps not at the seaside or in the mountains, where it is expensive, but will go to a plot or other place in the country where these cost concerns may be lower. This policy of increasing prices after a pandemic may happen. negative impact on domestic tourism in the coming years, when foreign tourism, often guaranteeing good weather, will be more accessible. Then Poles can turn away from very expensive Polish holidays," summed up Adam Czarnecki.

The survey was carried out by ARC Rynek i Opinia using the CAWI method (online surveys carried out on ePanel.pl). Deadline for the study: May 19-26, 2021. Sample N = 1029 people, representative in terms of sex, age, size of the place of residence, education and the region of the Central Statistical Office; sample of the population of Poles aged 18-65.

Source: ISBnews and ARC Rynek i Opinia