The most popular destinations for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in the winter season are Zakopane and Krynica Zdrój, a Sun & Snow survey has found. Karpacz, Krakow and Gdańsk are also catching on. The company that manages the rental services of over 2,000 apartments in over 40 top holiday spots in a variety of towns and cities across Poland has also prepared an offer for holders of holiday vouchers, which can be exchanged for regular vouchers with a 2-year validity period.
The dynamics related to the level of bookings for the Christmas and New Year’s Eve period in the current season is slightly lower than the one seen last year, although in some locations, especially in smaller and more intimate towns, there will soon be a shortage of free apartments for rent.
“The current social situation, the galloping inflation, and the international tensions have led to uncertainty and reluctance to make long-term plans. As a society, we are saving the most on services related to leisure and entertainment. At Sun & Snow, we are looking to the future with great caution. Having said that, when it comes to the New Year’s Eve offer, today in some locations – such as Zakopane, or Szklarska Poręba – we have less than 40 percent of apartments available. Apartments by the sea in such towns as Świnoujście or Gdańsk are also extremely popular”, says Mariola Skorupa, Sales and Marketing Director at Sun & Snow. “We hope that the best moments for booking New Year’s Eve trips are still ahead of us, as we’ve just started to promote these offers. Slowly, we are also witnessing a shortage of apartments in a number of intimate locations, a case in point being our only Mazury Lake District destination, where we operate 8 houses for rent in Pasym. There, we have two more houses, located right by the lake, which are at the disposal of our tourists. A lot of enquiries and reservations we have received over the last couple of days are about Krynica Zdrój and Karpacz.”
According to Sun & Snow data, about one month before New Year’s Eve, the average level of bookings in mountain resorts has already come close to 40 percent. Over 80 percent of available apartments have already been booked in Zakopane and over 75 percent in Krynica Zdrój. The level of bookings above 50% has also been secured in Karpacz and Szklarska Poręba. Szczyrk and Białka Tatrzańska are also on trend; in fact, in these two, planned occupancy has already reached 47–48 percent.
As regards seaside apartments, so far stays in Świnoujście (79 percent), Rewal (75 percent) and Międzyzdroje (67 percent) top the league in terms of booking frequency. Karwia is also a trendy spot, as evidenced by half of the available apartments having already been booked up.
When planning a trip for the upcoming New Year’s Eve or winter holidays, you can still use a tourist voucher, which expires at the end of March 2023. For people who will not manage to take advantage of this benefit in due time, Sun & Snow has prepared an offer to exchange the holiday voucher for a regular voucher with a timeline set for 2 years.