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Poland Outbound - September 2009

As a former Soviet state, Poland has been making the slow and at times arduous transition to democracy. Government reforms have been makeshift and the implementation of privatisation initiatives has been painfully slow. Nonetheless it has been one of the most successful former Soviet satellites to institute both social and economic policy changes, stimulating foreign investment, which have in turn bolstered the country’s finances. Gross domestic product (GDP) has grown steadily in the last decade, facilitated by a strengthening currency and increasing consumer confidence.

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction

    • Data Sources

      • Market Drivers

        • Population
            • Figure 1: Mid-year population estimates for Poland, 1950-2050
            • Figure 2: Mid-year population estimates for Poland, by age and gender, 2009 and 2050
          • Economy
            • Figure 3: GDP and unemployment rates in Poland, 2002-08
          • Polish consumer trends
            • Exchange rates
              • Figure 4: Selected exchange rates against the Zloty, 2002-08
            • Tourism balance
              • Figure 5: Poland’s tourism balance, 2002-07*
          • Outbound Tourism

            • Arrivals
                • Figure 6: Outbound travel from Poland, 2002-08
              • Destinations
                • Figure 7: Outbound trips from Poland, first three quarters of 2007 and 2008*
                • Figure 8: Trips abroad including day trips taken by Poles, by border, 2000-06*
              • Germany
                • Czech Republic
                  • UK
                    • Egypt and Tunisia
                      • Israel
                      • Market Characteristics

                        • Pre-booking behaviour
                          • Figure 9: Main sources of travel information, by source type, February 2009
                          • Figure 10: Top three considerations for a holiday trip for Polish travellers, February 2009
                        • Booking methods
                          • Figure 11: Ways of organising main holiday trip, February 2009
                        • Demographics
                          • Purpose of visit
                            • Figure 12: Main purpose of travelling abroad for Polish travellers, 2002, 2004 and 2006*
                          • Expenditure
                            • Figure 13: Poland’s expenditure on trips abroad, 2003-06*
                          • Length of stay
                            • Activities
                              • Figure 14: Activities carried out by Polish tourists visiting britain, 2007*
                            • Seasonality
                              • Figure 15: Seasonality of domestic and outbound trips for Poles, 2000-06*
                          • Transport

                            • Overview
                              • Figure 16: Trips abroad taken by Poles including day trips, by mode of transport used, 2000-06*
                            • Air
                              • Flight plans for summer 2009
                                • Figure 17: Largest increase in flight searches made by Polish customers, summer 2009
                                • Figure 18: Largest decrease in flight searches made by Polish customers, summer 2009
                              • Airports
                                • Figure 19: Number of passengers carried out of Poland, by airport, 2004, 2006 and 2008
                              • Airlines
                                • Figure 20: Passenger airlines in Poland, market share by volume, 2008
                              • LOT Polish Airlines
                                • Figure 21: Origin airport and destinations of LOT Polish Airlines*, by number of flights per week, July 2009
                                • Figure 22: Number of LOT Polish Airlines’ flights per week*, by origin airport and region, July 2009
                              • Low-cost carriers
                                • Figure 23: Total number of LCC* connnections from Poland, by airline and origin airport, July 2009
                              • Road
                                • Rail
                                  • Sea
                                  • Accommodation

                                    • Tour Operators and Travel Agencies

                                      • What Next?

                                          • Figure 24: Actual and forecast number of trips abroad taken by Poles, 2001-13

                                      Poland Outbound - September 2009

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