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What can Poland do to attract more tourists? Llamas farm?


Mr Grunwald 19 | 1,542
4 Nov 2011 #1
What chances does Poland have to attract more tourists? Maybe with... Llamas?

fallenoakllamas.com

I wish Poland had such a farm
ShortHairThug - | 1,103
4 Nov 2011 #2
I wish Poland had such a farm

Look no more: rozanydworek.pl/hodowla_lam_i_danieli.php
boletus 30 | 1,366
4 Nov 2011 #3
What chances does Poland have to attract more tourists?

Why do you want more tourists in Poland? They have already trampled down some Polish mountains, especially Tatras. Millions of tourists appear there every year. The worst situation is in the summer when relaxing in outdoors resembles shop queues in PRL. When you finally reach your selected attraction, you can only enjoy it for just few moments before being forced to give your spot away to others, so as not to disrupt traffic. On occasion, other mountains do not fare much better than Tatras.

Poland needs better tourists, better tourist management, better tourist information, better advertisement of less popular regions to disperse the crowds, better facilities.
teflcat 5 | 1,032
4 Nov 2011 #4
better tourist management, better tourist information, better advertisement of less popular regions to disperse the crowds, better facilities.

True. The north-eastern lakes are ludicrously under-developed. While this suits some, who like it as it is, there is a lot of potential in places like this to develop serious tourism money. There are beautiful lakes that would be surrounded by hotels if they were in country with a more developed tourism infrastructure. OK, some might say that they wouldn't be as beautiful if they were surrounded by hotels, but tastefully and sensitively done, they might be even more attractive. God knows, the region needs the jobs that would follow.
OP Mr Grunwald 19 | 1,542
4 Nov 2011 #5
Look no more

wow!

Why do you want more tourists in Poland?

Simple more tourists more money
elioug 1 | 22
4 Nov 2011 #6
I think Poland should use the potential with nature and history to develop a better tourism. In my opinion there are some cities that worth to visit as Krakow or Gdansk between other where we can see old architecture and also places with a big historical background. Anyway everything has to work with a good information system that in my opinion is not well developed as in other countries in Europe that have more experience in receiving big amounts of tourist people. Sometimes people wants just to rest so to use nature places in from a lake or in the middle of a forest as a spa/resting season is good. Also about what is possible in Poland, don't know if other activities like hunting, hiking (in forest) or sailing, windsurfing (in sea) -just saying- are attractive for people who cant do them in own countries? maybe they could be extra alternatives. The country worth to be visited during summer as during winter - even if the weather and temperature can be a recurrent problem. I liked llamas "agroturystyczna" :D as they are from my country and i have seen them in many trips i did in past. These animals can manage well the cold weather, and the wool is very good but not much good or expensive as "vicuñas".
pantsless 1 | 267
4 Nov 2011 #7
Yea just what we all need, more vomiting confused tourists, higher prices, more traffic/crowds. Just look how tourism basically obliterated the major Polish seaside destinations, Zakopane is a world class joke in the summer, and Krakow has turned into another culturally commercialized weekend destination overrun by tour buses.
Richfilth 6 | 415
4 Nov 2011 #8
I think it's all a ploy. "Visit Krakow, and have your soul shattered by the horrors of Auswitz. Visit Warsaw, where we invite you to our proud and noble Museum of Misery and Death, located on ul. Grzybowska."

By funding only those tourist attractions that give Poland an international reputation as a dour, miserable place to live, it keeps the fanny-pack socks-and-sandals tourists away, so that the rest of us can enjoy this beautiful country in peace :D
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
4 Nov 2011 #9
What chances does Poland have to attract more tourists?

none.

it's individual cities that attract tourists. some cities get it right, places like wroclaw don't.

the reason wroclaw doesn't get it right is because they have a team of people whose job it is is to visit other countries and report back.

stems back to the days when wroclaw twinned itself to half the planet... free trips and no action.

no tourist shops/markets in this city, not enough hotels, crap marketing of the city, out of date information and God knows what else.

it will take an outsider to do the job properly. or locals who already know what tourists want.

i seem to remember the tv adds for lodz (shown on the bbc and cnn) a couple of years ago being ok though.
polmed 1 | 216
4 Nov 2011 #10
If someone doesn`t want to visit such places there is no pressure . But for some people it is worth to go there .

But I think Poland needs more advertising in CNN , British and USA media showing nice and interesting places .

For example - Poland can attract older tourists, who can be invited to numerous polish spas ( Poland is very popular in this section of tourism in Germany ) or make more popular some regions like Mazury, which is really excellent for tourists who like nature and is praised especially by those who like yachting or boating .
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769
4 Nov 2011 #11
I think Poles just embracing their own cultural traditions would do A LOT to increase tourism here AND improve society.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
4 Nov 2011 #12
Spot on there, For4. I agree with that :)
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769
4 Nov 2011 #13
Cheers seanus. I think people have lost sight of what it means to visit a foreign country. It's more than just luxurious spas, that, quite frankly, are all probably very similar to one another. It's about connecting with people and feeling like you're some place unique, not just a place where they speak english with a funny accent and the McDonald's menu is hard to read.
pawian 168 | 11,125
4 Nov 2011 #14
I wish Poland had such a farm

Come on, Poland has better farms than llamas which are pretty common.
polmed 1 | 216
5 Nov 2011 #15
not just a place where they speak english with a funny accent and the McDonald's menu is hard to read.

what do you mean ? Are you expecting Polish to speak like native speakers and MD having English menu . Seems like you are dreaming .
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769
5 Nov 2011 #16
^work on your reading comprehension please and thank you.
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
5 Nov 2011 #17
what do you mean ? Are you expecting Polish to speak like native speakers and MD having English menu . Seems like you are dreaming .

Why not? You do ;)
polmed 1 | 216
5 Nov 2011 #18
^work on your reading comprehension please and thank you.

I dont want to argue with you , but I thought like you were a bit ironic , so I answered that you were dreaming
Seanus 15 | 19,706
5 Nov 2011 #19
Polmed can sell Poland for the Tourist Board, right polmed?
polmed 1 | 216
5 Nov 2011 #20
I admit that English should be more commonly used in Poland , in some areas it is hard to communicate with Polish people , older people don`t speak English at all . In general the foreign language abilities should be imroved to attract more tourists .

Polmed can sell Poland for the Tourist Board, right polmed?

Yes , I enjoy that job , very engaging . Most of the time I have to colour in things , lol .
Seanus 15 | 19,706
5 Nov 2011 #21
It's well worth doing! Poland has some truly beautiful scenery. Second to none at times!
Sebastian 6 | 108
5 Nov 2011 #22
Its simple. More advertising. I think we will see ads of Poland and its cities on TV when EURO 2012 is close. It needs tourists and popularity. When I was in krakow, I didn't see many foreign tourists or hear any foreign languages. Many "popular" places in Poland are only popular to Polish people and nobody else. Example being Sopot and Zamosc. Very few people outside Poland know about those places, its only popular with Poles.
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769
5 Nov 2011 #23
I don't know about you guys but I really enjoy it when no one can speak English (or very very little) and I have to look stuff up in a dictionary and make my way through the confusion of a foreign language. This is why Italy is awesome: )
LwowskaKrakow 28 | 431
5 Nov 2011 #24
I think Poland should use the potential with nature and history to develop a better tourism. In my opinion there are some cities that worth to visit as Krakow or Gdansk between other where we can see old architecture and also places with a big historical background.

Absolutely, the Polish Tourism agency is not doing proper work in promoting Poland 's many jewel cities, natural sites, food etc.
Their marketing of Poland is poor and they should hire professionals for their media communication.

I am wondering if they even have a branch in Japan...
southern 75 | 7,096
5 Nov 2011 #25
What can Poland do to attract more tourists?

They could always bring some Germans and Jews to Auschwitz for live shows.Just kidding.Anyway emphasis should be placed to the strong points of Poland:Medieval architecture,food,booze,women.For example ''welcome to Poland the hidden gem of eastern Europe'' and then show photos of Poznan,pierogi,vodka and Polki.Many decent foreigners would be interested.
boletus 30 | 1,366
5 Nov 2011 #26
For example ''welcome to Poland the hidden gem of eastern Europe'' and then show photos of Poznan,pierogi,vodka and Polki.

Boring. This has been known as CEPELIA (1949–1990), becoming "Cepelia kitsch" in later years. Four other institutions of the same name continue with folk artisan and artistic traditions. There is one such store in my city but - seeing their shopwindow - I never visit.
Sidliste_Chodov 1 | 441
5 Nov 2011 #27
They could always bring some Germans and Jews to Auschwitz for live shows.

Haven't you got anything better to do? Like not tax-avoiding, for example :p
Natasa 1 | 580
5 Nov 2011 #28
They could always bring some Germans and Jews to Auschwitz for live shows.

Now, because I want to be on topic and because only my posts were removed with reason !, but other off topic posts remained here, I will be faithful to the topic.

Auschwitz is a potent location. Probably phosphorus radiating from the ground. My friend, a historian posted pictures from there. They were so impressive that I have the images in front of my eyes now. Shoes. Room fool of shoes.

Anyway, why should it do anything to attract tourists? Tourists are mess. Ruiners. Paris looks like a flea market because of them. One whorish city.

Don't be greedy, keep Poland for yourself ;)
Palivec - | 380
5 Nov 2011 #29
Here you can compare the number of tourists in all countries of the EU:

google.com/publicdata/overview?ds=lcj35au14slh3_
elioug 1 | 22
5 Nov 2011 #30
Hello everybody i saw time ago a video-documental sponsored by Wyborowa: From Poland with love: vbs.tv/en-pl/watch/from-poland-with-love

Well, the video showed other things/activities not typical for average tourist in Poland and pointed from one artistic-cultural point of view. In my opinion some of these topics were ok, others like not interested t me, but at least was an alternative offer of activities for many different kind of people. Adding to this, i like the part with horses in the forest :D as its something that I cant do often in my country and as a visitor in Poland would be nice to do. Try to watch the video, is very varied (version is in English).


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