TRANSFORMATIONS OF TOURISM IN THE SECOND DECADE OF THE XXI CENTURY. BASED ON AN ANALYSIS OF POLISH SOCIETY
Analysis of Contemporary Societies
Artykuł w czasopiśmie
Słowa kluczowe: spatial mobility, tourism, Covid-19 pandemic, leisure trips
Streszczenie This paper examines changes in tourism and main factors determining them in the years 2010 - 2020. The conducted research concerns not only polish society but also the generally applicable theoretical background of the spatial mobility phenomenon as well as explanation and typology of tourism. The main part of this article provides the thorough overview of important trends exhibited by Poles in the second decade of the XXI century such as tourism dynamics, differentiation in durations of mobilities and its barriers, most frequently visited foreign destinations which used to be among others Germany, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria or Czech Republic. The crucial factor of tourism transformations identified in this paper is Covid-19 pandemic which definitely imposed a significant impact especially on its above mentioned aspects. Then a socio-demographic profile of polish tourists taking into consideration place of residence and its classification between urban area (the population of residents included) versus rural areas, education levels divided into primary or lower secondary, basic vocational, secondary, higher education and assessment of one's own financial situation between bad, average or good is discussed. In the conclusion you will find possible forecasts for the nearest future of tourism.
The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Poland)