Deputy Minister of Tourism, Kostas Koumis, announced on Thursday that tourist arrivals from Poland are expected to exceed 300,000 in 2024. Following significant meetings with tourism stakeholders during his visit to Poland, Koumis expressed optimism about improved air connectivity with the country in the coming year, anticipating flights from 11 different cities, along with the potential addition of chartered flights by other companies.
In a press release from the Deputy Ministry, Koumis emphasized the steady growth of the Polish tourist market, citing a substantial 47% increase in arrivals compared to the previous year, reaching 240,000 by the end of October. He cautiously projected that the Polish market would continue to expand, expressing confidence in surpassing the 300,000 visitor threshold in the next year.
Koumis underscored the high satisfaction level of Polish visitors, based on feedback received from ministry collaborators. During his visit, he engaged with heads of tourist organizations to discuss the current year's developments, client satisfaction levels, and plans for the upcoming year.
Discussions focused on various aspects of the Polish market, including air connectivity, potential seat capacity increases, and the potential extension of tourist program durations. Specialized meetings were also held with organizations focusing on alternative forms of tourism, particularly in the realm of sports tourism. Koumis further conducted interviews with three Polish media outlets during his visit.
[Information from CNA]