Every fifth German is too poor to go on vacation, the Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden recently reported. In response, unkind commentators from Paris and London hastily announced the fall of the myth of the rich inhabitant of Berlin and Frankfurt on the Spanish beaches. Fortunately for us, malicious did not reach for statistical studies from the Vistula. For years, every second.
Pole has declared that he has no vacations in his mind when in his wallet of emptiness
Only Romania and Bulgarians have worse than us (among EU residents). If we asked about holiday plans among Sofia and Bucharest blocks of flats, 75 percent interlocutors would angrily send us to hell, cursing low wages and lack of any hope for a successful summer trip.
In the assessment of holiday options
The average German and Englishman spends almost 2.5 thousand on a one-time, organized holiday USD (approx. USD 10,000). A Pole will usually not jump even with 2.5 thousand. USD, and this amount is unreachable for many of us. One of the summer travel insurance companies, every year asks customers about planned holiday expenses. Proponents of the Egyptian hustle and bustle speak proudly of 2.5-2.7 thousand. USD per person; regular visitors to the Baltic beaches declare a modest 1.2 thousand. USD per head (including two family visits to a peripheral fryer).
Poles borrow money for the holidays
To tell the truth, even these hard-to-seem, hard data is better not to get attached. Everyone is lying, as one annoying film doctor used to say, and his accurate intuition is confirmed by financial institution studies. Holidays are, after all, to spend money – banks and loan companies estimate that even 1/3 of summer trips are supported by loans and credits (in part or in full). Holidays on the line are no longer something extraordinary and the market tempts with a multitude of offers. Starting from cash loans, through limits for personal accounts, ending with free, first loans in non-bank companies. This last offer (money without interest on the account almost immediately) may interest a small group of people who decide to go on holiday at the last minute, without planning for several weeks. Especially that, for example, Vivus currently offers up to USD 1,400 free loan. Such a choice may be profitable – as analysts of the market of tourist services announce, last minute offers will be particularly attractive this year. Apparently, travel agencies have prepared too many reservations, and there were not many people willing to pre-order trips.