Greece Second in Poles’ Charter Flights

Poland GreeceGreece is second in Polish tourists’ preferences concerning booking of charter flights, through which about 83 percent of Polish tourists visit Greece. In 2012, Turkey was second.

According to the Polish Tour Operators Association’s data (, until the 20th week in 2013, it seems that there is a slight fall of 2,0 percent in the total Polish bookings to foreign destinations in 2013 compared to the same period in 2012 (-5,4% in charter flights, +16% in private means of transport and +14% with buses).

However, as far as Greece is concerned, as reported in a document of the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs in Warsaw, a dynamic recovery is noted compared to the same period in 2012, while bookings of Poles to Greece are amazingly increasing, after the big fall at 43,5 percent throughout 2012.

Concerning bookings of charter flights to tourism destinations for summer 2013, until the 20th seek of the current year:

Greece is second in charter tourism destinations from Poland, collecting 18,2 percent (against 17,6% in the 17th week and 16,4% in the 13th week, as well as at a total of 16,7% in 2012) and presents increase compared to the same period in 2012 at 28,2 percent.

According to conservative estimations and if growth rates will be maintained at the same levels during the next 2-3 weeks, the whole number of Polish tourists that will visit Greece is estimated to reach more than 330,000 (compared to 255,000 in 2012 and 450,000 in 2011).