Articles tagged “poland”

U.S., Poland and Argentina Vie to Be Host of 2023 Expo

U.S., Poland and Argentina Vie to Be Host of 2023 Expo

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press

Expo is a far cry from its glory days as the World's Fair, though it's still a respectable boon for tourism. The International Olympic Committee better watch out, or else the Olympic Games may face a similar fate within 20 years' time.

1 week ago

Poland Tourism Chief Gets Fired Over Axing Auschwitz From Press Tours

Poland Tourism Chief Gets Fired Over Axing Auschwitz From Press Tours

Associated Press

Auschwitz is one of the top points of interest for visitors in Poland. But, avoiding a tragic and horrific time in a country's history is not how you move forward with new tourism branding and messaging, which Poland has sought to do in recent years.

3 months ago

Poland’s New Airport is the Latest that Europe Doesn’t Need

Poland’s New Airport is the Latest that Europe Doesn’t Need

Carol Matlack , Bloomberg

Poland has about a dozen new or newly renovated airports and most of them are struggling. Regional airports generally attract budget carriers that play hardball in negotiations and move onto the next one if they don't get attractive terms.

3 years ago

Visitor Growth at Auschwitz Site Prompts Plea for Pre-Bookings

Visitor Growth at Auschwitz Site Prompts Plea for Pre-Bookings

Associated Press

The concept of access to historical or natural attractions is often debated in the travel industry once a destination becomes so popular that the volume of visitors begins to threaten its sustainability.

3 years ago

New Data Deck: State of Travel 2015, Europe

New Data Deck: State of Travel 2015, Europe

Rafat Ali, Skift

From overarching trends to the ever-increasing impact of mobile and online technology — and offering a deep look at what’s happening in every critical travel vertical — this is the state of the travel industry in Europe in 2015.

3 years ago

EU Funds Tour of Old Jewish Towns in Poland, Belarus and Ukraine

Associated Press

It's a great idea to introduce tours of these historic, mostly Jewish towns, and to pair them with interactive exhibits to savor a culture that was just about obliterated in the Holocaust.

4 years ago

Video of The Week: Of Lazy and Lost Summers, In the Polish Countryside

Video of The Week: Of Lazy and Lost Summers, In the Polish Countryside

Skift

4 years ago

Public Square in Warsaw Illustrates Poland’s Shift to Tourist Destination

Public Square in Warsaw Illustrates Poland’s Shift to Tourist Destination

Associated Press

Poland's economic growth has allowed it to develop tourist attractions like this square, but that same force has also erased some of the city's important history.

4 years ago

The center of modern-day aviation sits in a rural field in Poland

David Yanofsky, Quartz

The concentration of flights in Europe and the northern hemisphere highlights which countries benefit the most from business and leisure travel and how much potential there still is for further connectivity.

4 years ago

Holocaust museum in Warsaw comes to grips with Poland’s role

Holocaust museum in Warsaw comes to grips with Poland’s role

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press

A younger generation in Poland hopefully is finally taking a look at the country's role under Hitler, including acts of heroism and betrayal.

5 years ago

Auschwitz visited by 1.43 million people in 2012, a record number in its 65-year history

Auschwitz visited by 1.43 million people in 2012, a record number in its 65-year history

Associated Press

Travel is, and should be, as eye opening and educational as it is fun. Preservation efforts are currently underway to ensure that future travelers will be able to see and learn about Germany's past atrocities.

5 years ago

LOT Polish Airlines fires CEO and files for public aid in revived turnaround plan

Alex Webb, Bloomberg

The government failed to sell the airline during its first attempt in 2011 and is now putting into motion plans to restructure the airline before trying to sell it again.

5 years ago