Polish People Can’t Wait To Visit Gdansk
With Staycations On The Rise, Hampton by Hilton Explored Travelling Habits For 2017
WARSAW - With the trend for staycations continuing to rise, research1 by Hampton by Hilton has revealed the travel habits of Poles. Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) global brand of almost 2,200 mid-priced hotels, found that 73% of people surveyed planning a short trip in 2017, will do so within Poland and the most sought after place to visit on the weekend is Gdansk (63%).
- Ministry of Sport and Tourism Report reveals the percentage of Polish residents taking a short domestic break reached 35% in 2015, compared with 23% in 2011
- Hampton by Hilton predict the rise of the staycation is set to continue, with a survey revealing 73% of people planning a short trip in 2017 are choosing to stay in their native Poland
- More than 60% of people are planning a weekend trip to Gdansk, known for its great culinary scene and independent cultural spots
- "Local attractions" and "sightseeing" cited as the top reasons for choosing a holiday on home-soil next year
- Hampton by Hilton to add nine new hotels to the current Polish portfolio, including two properties in Gdansk Oliwa increasing the choice for value-conscious 'Seekenders'.
It is no surprise that Gdansk is being recognised as a great place to visit. With its rich cultural and historical heritage it is an endless source of travel inspiration. The research showed that people value local attractions and sightseeing landscapes and interesting spots, with 77% of respondents admitting that they plan to choose their next trip destination based on these factors.
Hampton by Hilton discovered the most sought after place to visit for a weekend break is Gdansk (63%). More than 60% of respondents site the great culinary scene with some of the unusual and off-the-wall bars and restaurants and independent cultural spots as reasons for a visit.
Tal Shefer, Vice President of Focused Service Brands EMEA, at Hilton, said; "With the staycation set to stay, we are continuing to grow our presence in Poland. There are nine new Hampton by Hilton properties in the pipeline, including Gdansk Oliwa. With value for money at the top of many traveller's agenda, Hampton by Hilton offers value-conscious travellers an opportunity to seek out new travel experiences and explore some of the incredible destinations within Poland."
Hampton by Hilton's research also revealed that more than 30% of Polish people prefer frequent, short getaways (up to three nights) than fewer long trips, with 73% of these favouring travelling within Poland.
According to those surveyed, the three most important factors when booking a staycation are;
- Value for money (72%)
- The proximity and easy access to the places they want to visit (48%)
- If they can relax and have a lazy breakfast at the hotel (36%).
The research also showed that in addition to value, travellers value their comfort as a part of their experience, with 73% of respondents preferring to stay in a hotel rather than with friends or family. As it turned out, Polish customers are loyal. When satisfied, 69% of respondents admitted that when revisiting a city, they would choose the same hotel.
Opened in 2013, Hampton by Hilton Gdansk Airport is located just 15 minutes from downtown Gdansk, giving guests easy access to popular Gdansk attractions.
Set to open in 2017, Hampton by Hilton Gdansk Oliwa will offer 100 guest rooms and will be located on Aleja Grunwaldzka, Oliwa's main street. The hotel will be particularly well positioned for guests visiting the city on business, as it is situated close to a rapidly expanding commercial district.
1 The research was conducted by TNS Polska, on behalf of Hampton by Hilton, with 800 respondents in November 2016. The survey was conducted from a random sample of Polish adults.
 Report "Tourism in Poland 2015" by the Department of Tourism of the Ministry of Sport and Tourism, prepared on the basis of the data from the Institute of Tourism, Activ Group, Central Statistical Office and the National Bank of Poland; published May 2016.
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