The holiday season in the Tatra Mountains was very successful – reports the Tatra Chamber of Commerce. Hoteliers and restaurateurs from Podhale are satisfied, guests willingly chose more expensive offers with additional attractions, Hubert Wagner from TIG told PAP.
“Contrary to some pre-season pessimistic forecasts, the occupancy rate of both hotels and private accommodation near Giewont was very high. The dates after July 15 enjoyed the greatest interest, and the apogee occurred in mid-August. The very beginning of the holidays enjoyed an average tourist turnout” – told PAP Hubert Wagner from the Tatra Chamber of Commerce. Despite the unfavorable weather at the end of July – rain and snow on the peaks of the Tatra Mountains – there were a lot of visitors to Zakopane. The long August weekend in the Tatra Mountains has always enjoyed the greatest interest among tourists, and it was also the case this year, when hotels recorded 100% occupancy. Even objects in the vicinity of Zakopane were filling up.
“Even the last week of holidays in the Tatra Mountains turned out to be very good for hoteliers. Although the end of the season usually means returning home, this year tourists stay until September 3. In Podhale, hoteliers and restaurateurs are very happy with the past holidays. Guests willingly chose more expensive offers, but with additional attractions. They willingly ate at Krupówki” – Wagner told PAP. He added that despite the reports of travel agencies about the increasing interest of Poles in trips abroad, at the same time the tourist industry from Zakopane did not notice the outflow of domestic holidaymakers.
“The demand for foreign trips was high, but it did not reduce the demand for domestic holidays” – concluded Wagner. Among foreign tourists in the Tatra Mountains, the most visible were guests from the Arabian Peninsula – mainly from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. There were also a lot of guests from Israel, Great Britain, Spain, Scandinavia, as well as many tourists from the United States. Traditionally, our southern neighbors – the Slovaks, Czechs and Hungarians – also contributed. There was also a new trend of arrivals from the Baltic countries – Lithuania and Latvia. (PAP)
author: Szymon Bafia szb/ mmu/