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Where do Polish people fly to for beach vacations in the winter?


canada66 2 | 8
6 Mar 2014  #1
In Canada in March when we need some sunshine and respite from the freezing cold winter, we usually head to the Caribbean - just wondering where you would go for a similar type holiday from Poland? It still seems to be too cold in Greece, Turkey etc for a true beach vacation. I was thinking maybe Seychelles or Maldives but is there somewhere else I haven't thought of?
johnb121 4 | 184
6 Mar 2014  #2
I think you have not thought of the economic reality of the Polish working man and his family. The winter is a time to shut down rooms or floors of the house and focus on staying warm and keeping earning so, when the better weather comes, they can have trips to the lakes, mountains or the Baltic! If you want to swim in winter, there's always the aqua parks. In the summer, the lakes and rives come alive with swimmers, canoeists, raft riders, wind surfers, sailors. All with no need to set foot outside PL. Workers in eg Krakow will spend a LOT of weekends in the Tatry, skiing in the winter and walking in the summer.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
6 Mar 2014  #3
I think most fly out to Clacton in the UK: visitessex.com/clacton/

It's brill.
johnb121 4 | 184
6 Mar 2014  #4
Oh, and PS, in March we are already looking forward to much better weather in April!
Cardno85 31 | 976
6 Mar 2014  #5
I think you are vastly overestimating how much Polish people earn. I would suggest the vast amount of people don't go for "winter sun" holidays.
OP canada66 2 | 8
6 Mar 2014  #6
you're right I probably am... thanks for the response
Wroclaw Boy
6 Mar 2014  #7
we usually head to the Caribbean

Who's we? what percentage of Canadians can afford to holiday in the Caribbean every winter?
jon357 63 | 14,342
6 Mar 2014  #8
The flights to sunny places from Warsaw are jammed with tourists - plenty do take a winter break from PL. Until last year, Egypt, especially Hurghada was a popular choice for people from Russia and Poland.
Wroclaw Boy
6 Mar 2014  #9
plenty do take a winter break from PL

Define plenty?
Kowalski 7 | 621
7 Mar 2014  #10
Greece , Turkey, Spain , Egypt,Tunisia were on top in first 8 weeks of 2014 with Greece some 24 % and Tunisia 6%

places like Antalya, Teneryfa, Majorka, Hurghada, Rodos , Korfu, Charm el Sheik, Agadir

total number per year for Egypt is around 100 000 Poles, compared with Germany's 700 000, UK 500 000 or Bulgaria 300 000
Monitor 14 | 1,821
7 Mar 2014  #11
Greece, Turkey, Spain, Bulgaria is for summer. Now in Greece is just 12C. The earliest time to go there is the end of May. On the other hand there is 32C in Charm el Sheik now and generally Egypt is popular destination for western european during winter. (for few rich Poles perhaps too)
Kowalski 7 | 621
7 Mar 2014  #12
Right! Greece as destination tops sales in January but those few rich Poles buy early for summer --to save.
BBman - | 344
8 Mar 2014  #13
Who's we? what percentage of Canadians can afford to holiday in the Caribbean every winter?

Not too sure about stats, but it is quite popular for canadians to travel to the Caribbean in the winter. These week long getaways are not that expensive.
krecik89 3 | 60
8 Mar 2014  #14
Some areas on the Tunisian coast are like little Poland. There are a lot of Polish dominated hotels and they are popular in the winter months with temperatures similar to summer on the Baltic. Any working Pole could afford to go there.
Cardno85 31 | 976
8 Mar 2014  #15
Any working Pole could afford to go there.

So a barman earning 7PLN per hour living in a flat that costs 700PLN per month (before bills) can easily afford the flights, hotel costs and entertainment to have a good holiday in Tunisia. Plus Ryanair doesn't fly there so you'd probably be looking at travel agent commision as well. It doesn't really sound financially viable to me!
Tipsy toe
9 Mar 2014  #16
Cardno85
YES he can(if his parents pay for it)
Klo 1 | 21
9 Mar 2014  #17
If you can wait until the May1st and 3rd holiday you could try Croatia. This is a very popular destination for Polish people.
krecik89 3 | 60
9 Mar 2014  #18
So a barman earning 7PLN per hour living in a flat that costs 700PLN per month (before bills) can easily afford the flights, hotel costs and entertainment

I don't know many barmen in any country in Europe high or low wage who could afford to live in a flat on their own, they usually share. So if they're doing this I understand they can't afford to go on holiday. But to clarify anyone earning the average wage in Poland which is around the 4000pln gross mark could save enough for a winter holiday and I know plenty who do. I understand not everyone reaches this but a large number do after a few years in the job market and a decent education. In Warsaw there are plenty of skilled tradespeople getting this salary and more - plumbers, electricians etc. Some of them are now earning similar to what they'd get in other European countries taking into account lower cost of living here. Unskilled warehouse and low wage hospitality workers probably can't afford to do much if their parents don't pay. They may go for majowka to Croatia as others suggest for 750pln for a week - travel and hotel.
Tipsy toe
9 Mar 2014  #19
I don't know many barmen in any country in Europe high or low wage who could afford to live in a flat on their own

Maybe you dont know any doesnt mean they dont exist.trust me there are some who do great on tips besides earning minimum salary.They do live a moderate lifestyle and go for vacations.
el toro loco - | 1
10 Apr 2014  #20
Where do Polish people fly to for beach vacations in the winter?
posts: 19

they are all working at this time of the year , polish people only fly back to poland.
local_fela 17 | 172
10 Apr 2014  #21
To the beautiful Mauritius. well, just a few can afford it. As it is a class above the rest, the flights and hotel could cost a couple around 10,000zl for a week... but thats a holiday of a lifetime though.
sgt bilko
10 Apr 2014  #22
I went to Israel with the family. Wizz Air from Katowice. The flight was packed with a mixture of religios tour group and families. We didn't have a beach holiday as such, although we had a few dips in the Dead Sea. Met Polish people at various religious sites - coachloads of them around Galilee, Nazareth, Jerusalem and Jordan River Batism site. Also a family on top of Masada and two families at ******* Camel ranch (probably giggling at the name just like my two kids). I've no doubt, had we reached Eilat and the Red Sea, we'd have met more.

Israel is fairly expensive, although there are plenty of hostels and you can have falafels for lunch, dinner and supper. Up north we had drizzle and 12C, By the Dead Sea it was almost too hot to walk in the desert (25C).
jon357 63 | 14,342
10 Apr 2014  #23
Define plenty?

Enough to keep several chains of travel agents and several international airports in business. That and more and more cheap flights to holiday destinations.
agniesca
28 Jun 2017  #24
Thanks for letting us know where to avoid when we're booking.


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