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Slow summer for Polish tourism: audio report

12.08.2022 16:30
Despite high hopes, the first half of the summer season proved to be somewhat disappointing for Poland's tourism sector, experts have said.
Photo: PAPMarcin Bielecki
Photo: PAP/Marcin BieleckiPAP/Marcin Bielecki

Many businesses hoped this would be a busy time for them, offering a chance to recoup losses from the pandemic.

The Polish tourist industry was getting ready for a big boom, with hotels, spas and restaurants preparing to host crowds of people.

But these expectations were frustrated by the outbreak of the war in Ukraine and inflation, which caused prices to soar.

Klaudiusz Madeja spoke to Paweł Niewiadomski, head of the Polish Chamber of Tourism, to find out about the challenges and prospects of the Polish tourism industry.

Click on the audio player above to listen.