Poles prefer holidays abroad amid poor weather at home

Poor weather in July and the return of cyanobacteria to the Baltic beaches raised the interest of Poles for going abroad for holidays.

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As the weather forecast for the first half of July was bleak, the number of reservations dropped by half compared to the beginning of summer.

It is not all due to bad weather, though. More than a dozen beaches at the Polish seaside have been closed since last week due to the presence of cyanobacteria in the water.

All this makes Poles less willing to go to the Baltic. A significant number of reservations were cancelled last week. In their place, hotel owners need to advertise much cheaper ones.

Instead of choosing the Polish seaside, Poles are particularly eager to go abroad.

“There are no cheap last minute holiday offers at the moment. On the contrary, the prices went up,” one travel agency said. “We have recently seen a rise in demand for trips to Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt.”

However, with the weather improving at the end of July, the number of reservations increased by a quarter.