Poles head to local boltholes to avoid travel

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Published on June 19, 2020 - Duration: 01:31s

Poles head to local boltholes to avoid travel

As summer begins and the lockdown eases, more Poles are shunning foreign resorts and are opting instead for holidays in remote rural settings at home, perhaps a forest tent or a lakeside cottage far from tourist crowds and COVID-19.


Poles head to local boltholes to avoid travel

Holidaying at home is becoming the 'new normal' in Poland as people avoid traveling abroad Location: Czastkowo and Pierszczewo Forest tents, yurts and lakeside cottages are proving popular among those seeking distance from tourist hot spots abroad (SOUNDBITE) (Polish) CO-OWNER OF 4REST CAMP, MACIEJ BRYL, SAYING: "We definitely notice that guests' expectations are changing and it's not about having an all-inclusive option in a large hotel with hundreds of rooms, a swimming pool other facilities right under your nose, but about contact with nature, where you can commune with nature, animals and enjoy the silence with only a few people around." Vacationers are also rediscovering the hidden attractions at home with one booking platform seeing a 400% rise in reservations compared to the same time last year (SOUNDBITE) (Polish) CO-OWNER OF STARE GOSPODARSTWO FARMHOUSE, PAWEL PIWOWAR, SAYING: "We have always lacked good marketing in Poland, to show how beautiful it can be in Poland and how many nice places we have, very often hidden somewhere."

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