Arłamów Hotel**** is the first hospitality establishment to install the high-tech air cleaning ActivTek system in all the rooms and indoor areas,
Arłamów Hotel is located in the woods, at the edge of three natural reserves, far from places frequently visited by the public like train stations, shops or shopping malls.
Only guests, staff members and suppliers are allowed on the premises of the hotel and regular health check measures are in place for all.
3 APPEALING REASONS FOR BRINGING YOUR EVENTS TO KRAKOW, POLAND
Krakow, is one of the Most Beautiful City worldwide. Althought most European cities have a beautiful central square, Krakow's Rynek Glówny ranks among the best. The square is defined by its 15th-century town hall tower and the UNESCO-listed Wawel Castle is just a short walk away. The city's 40-plus parks also add to the attractiveness of Krakow.
Poland is the 9th safest country in the world.
Poland has become the first country of Central Europe to be ranked as a fast developing market on the FTSE RUSSELL Index. Poland has the 25th most advanced global economies.
SEEING IS BELIEVING
METROPOLO By Golden Tulip in KRAKOW, Poland
A Special Place
The recently opened Metropolo is a new 4-star hotel in Krakow, designed in the Chinese Art Deco style. Metropolo is a true manifestation of combining the very best of the Chinese and European cultures. Metropolo offers traditional Chinese cuisine, an area of 2,500 square meter conference center, SPA, and all the facilities to make guests' stay special.
Although Metropolo was opened in December 2018, the hotel is already recognized as a famous venue for corporate events, meetings, and incentives.
A perfect venue, rich culture, and extraordinary hospitality is waiting for you in Krakow, Poland.
BE INSPIRED BY POLAND!
Bring Your Weekend Events to Poland!
It is perhaps the low season in Poland for the tourism industry. It is however, a great time for planning brief meetings and incentives in the country. Poland's 'POLSKA SEE MORE – WEEKEND FOR HALF PRICES' campaign is organized twice a year: in the autumn and in the spring. This country-wide initiative entails more than 750 partners and travel providers offering their services at reduced prices. It is not only a good idea that helps thousands of tourists but it also provides corporations with the chance to optimize their precious event budgets and experience the many wonders of Poland.
THINKING OF A NEW DESTINATION? THINK POLAND!
Polish Tourism Organisation plans to spend PLN 50 million on promoting Poland abroad
The Polish Tourist Organization has started a major campaign through social media networks to promote Poland to countries of the EU and Asia Pacific, as well Israel and the United States.
The Polish Tourist Organization will also actively participate in tourist fairs around the world, officially starting in March during a Tourist Fair in Berlin. In addition, The Polish Tourist Organization will invite filmmakers from around the world to Poland and encourage them to make large productions of the country's beautiful and diverse landscapes.
In the year of 2018, 19 million foreign tourists visited Poland. This year, according to estimates by the Ministry of Sport and Tourism and The Polish Tourist Organization, these numbers will exceed 20 million.
HELPING IS CHILD’S PLAY
POLAND HELPS LITTLE KIDS
27th Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity
The 27th Grand Finale charitable fundraiser took place on Sunday, January 13th, 2019. This year it raised money to purchase state-of-the-art equipment for specialist children’s hospitals in Poland. There are almost 50 such medical facilities, where children suffering from serious medical conditions can be diagnosed and then treated by qualified medical staff. Little patients are referred to these hospitals from all over the country.
The charity was focusing its attention on specialized diagnostics units - first and foremost medical imagining, radiology, and laboratory units at Polish public hospitals for children.
More about this generous program, please watch the video: HAPPY KIDS
SOCIAL MEDIA FOR YOUR EVENTS
Do you use social media before, during, and after your corporate events?
We strongly recommend that you do. First, it is free. Second, social media channels like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter can deliver powerful information to your targeted audience before, during and after your events and here is why.
LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter can be a crucial part of an effective strategy to make your events more successful without adding to your event budget. We are the experts on how to get the best result of your next event by using these social media channels. LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter can be a crucial part of an effective strategy to make your events more successful without adding to your event budget. We are the experts on how to get the best result of your next event by using these social media channels.
LinkedIn: The Events Application in LinkedIn, used for trade shows in a specific industry (just an example), is a must-have tool to promote your event to a B2B group or specific industry professionals. Either it is about inviting attendees or ask for their feedback based on their experiences, this tool can undoubtedly make your corporate events more successful.
Facebook: Facebook also has an Events Application that is free to use, easy to set up and can contain your event timelines, notification updates, RSVPs and many other elements of your event. Facebook Events allows you to monitor real-time content, and the interactions attendees have with one another. Also, Facebook Events are often indexed by the search engines that will add some extra promotion to your business.
Twitter: Twitter does not provide users with an event application like LinkedIn and Facebook however allows you to tweet event information to all your followers/attendees. The best way to utilise Twitter is during an event. You could use hashtags for the question and answer sessions, set up contests/promotion to get your attendees’ interest, to name a few.
WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES A NEW BASE IN KRAKOW
12 NEW SERVICES TO 9 COUNTRIES FROM KRAKOW STARTING APRIL 2019
Krakow will become Wizz Air’s 26 base and its newest base in Poland next to Warsaw, Katowice, Gdansk and Wroclaw. As part of WIZZ’s expansion, the airline will continue to increase its operations in Poland to provide Polish customers with ever more travel opportunities.
The base establishment in Krakow represents a $240 million investment by WIZZ in Poland and creates 80 new direct jobs with the airline and over 140 jobs in associated industries. The 2 new Airbus A321 aircraft will support direct services to London, Kyiv, Bari, Catania, Larnaca, Nice, Turku, Billund, Doncaster, Kharkiv, Oslo and Kutaisi.
With this announcement WIZZ now offers 188,000 seats on its 12 routes from Krakow, while in total more than 11 million seats on 166 services to and from Poland in 2019, as it aims to create more opportunities for Polish travellers and their visitors to enjoy low fares and outstanding travel experience.
SUCCESS IS WHERE PREPARATION AND OPPORTUNITY MEET
Behind every successful event, inspiration has a very important role to play. Inspiration is magic and the reason why an event becomes a success. The short story below, presented by Tomasz Grochal - President of UNIGLOBE Splast Travel, is a perfect example why looking at things from a different perspective can lead to finding true value.
“One of our multinational customers approached us to organise an event for 150 of their staff members. The budget was tight and the key requirement was to come up with something very original and inspirational. We prepared a program that entailed two distinctive components. The first part involved a city game that allowed participants to discover Krakow’s history through solving puzzles. This activity resulted in bonding, competition, and teamwork, and also gave employees a chance of spending more time together while exploring Kraków in an unusual and innovative way. The second part of the program took place at the event site, in the form of a team building exercise, that created an opportunity for all participants to recognise how much they individually contributed to the success of their company. Our program design was well-received and a true testimony what success really is.”
POLAND RANKS AMONG THE MOST FAVOURED COUNTRIES FOR EVENTS
According to ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) and UIA (Union of International Associations) Poland is among the most favoured countries in the world for arranged and planned meetings. In the year of 2017 Poland appeared on 18th place for organised events.
"In Poland the organisation of professional business meetings, conferences, congresses, trade fairs and exhibitions is estimated to generate more than 1% of the GDP while it also provides a strong and positive impetus for other related branches.
Today Poland has at its disposal all the fundamental assets needed for the meetings sector’s intensive development and for drawing more and more international events of all scope, due to state-of-the-art hotels, numerous conference and exhibition venues, the recently expanded transportation infrastructure, as well as professional organisations and companies who are ready to handle a larger than ever number of business meetings in all size groups.”
(Robert Andrzejczyk President of the Polish Tourism Organisation)
Polish Tourism Organisation (PTO) appoints
New UK Tourism Director and Deputy - Iwona Bialobrzycka
The Polish Tourism Organisation (PTO) has announced the appointment of Iwona Bialobrzycka, former country manager for Amadeus, as its new UK and Ireland Director based in London.
Bialobrzycka, who has a strong background in the tech sector, will oversee the UK outbound travel market to Poland. Amongst her biggest achievements, Bialobrzycka established a strong online presence for Amadeus, launching a number of ground breaking digital initiatives. Bialobrzycka will use her extensive experience to promote Poland, allowing PTO to create precisely targeted and highly effective online campaigns.
Bialobrzycka's key objective is to bring UK travellers to Poland to enjoy the innovative gastronomy, breathtaking natural landscapes and authentic experiences the country offers!
HOTEL COPERNICUS - MORE THAN A HOTEL, IT IS A LANDMARK
KRAKOW , POLAND
Hotel Copernicus with its expansive Gothic façade is situated on Krakow’s oldest street that winds its way toward the Wawel Royal Castle (the historical place of Polish Kings). Hotel Copernicus is in the heart of Krakow, alongside with the famous Wawel Royal Castle, the Romanesque Church of Saint Andrew and the Saint Peter and Paul’s Church.
Hotel Copernicus has a rich authentic feel to it. The building itself has historical significance and with the works of art preserved within its walls, today offers the ultimate experience in hotel accommodation. There are astonishing medieval wooden beam ceilings, a meticulously restored fresco, that dates back to the 16th Century, and medieval cellars that accommodate the swimming pool and sauna areas.
Several centuries ago Hotel Copernicus was the residence of cathedral canons. Nicolaus Copernicus, famous astronomer and “father” of the heliocentric theory, lodged at the hotel when visiting Krakow. Hotel Copernicus is part of Krakow's peaceful character and the place where many prominent guests and royalties stayed at.
Hotel Copernicus represents the idea of the coexistence of a stunning ancient building and a luxurious contemporary-style hotel.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE GREATEST SKI AND HIKING SPOT OF CENTRAL EUROPE: ZAKOPANE , POLAND
A BRIEF HISTORY OF ZAKOPANE
Zakopane is only 4 Centuries old
It was founded at the turn of the 16th and 17th Centuries, as farmer and shepherd settlement
In the middle of the 18th Century is when the beauty of the neighbouring and sunny Zakopane valley was first discovered
In the 19th century Zakopane became a well known tourists resort and a health spa center
The first hotel in the town, the Pod Giewontem Hotel, was built in 1885
In 1899 Zakopane was given a railway line, which started a new chapter in the town's history.
WHAT TO DO IN ZAKOPANE?
Zakopane has over 2,5 Million visitors a year.
In the winter, Zakopane offers all winter sports activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, ski jumping, snowmobiling, sleigh riding, snowshoe walking, and Ice skating.
During the summer, Zakopane is the best place for activities, such as hiking, climbing, biking and horseback riding. The Tatras have many trails and hidden treasures, where daring tourists can ride squads and dirt bikes, or take a boat ride on the Dunajec river.
A TESTIMONIAL FROM MASTERCHEF, POLAND
" We strongly recommend the services of UNIGLOBE Splast Travel, our long term partner handling our business travel. We are a very demanding customer, but we are always at ease even when we are far away from home.
The 24/7 availability, flexibility, personal approach to individual needs, and the quaility to high standards we expect truly make UNIGLOBE Splast Travel our most trusted business partner! "
BUSINESS RUN, Poland
Poland Business Run took place on September 2nd 2018. Poland Business Run is a charity relay run held in 9 cities in Poland. It is the biggest business charity Run to raise money for helping people with amputations. Our UNIGLOBE team of 5 from Kraków, participated in the event and completed successfully the 19km distance in less than 3 hours.
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THE "Wieliczka" SALT MINE, Poland
Magnificent chambers chiselled out in rock salt. Amazing underground saline lakes, majestic timber constructions and unique statues sculpted in salt. Almost 3 kilometres of meandering corridors, 800 steps to climb of which 350 have to be descended to reach the depth of 135 meters underground. Thus it is no surprise that till now, this faboulous and unique tourist attraction of Poland has been visited by more than 41,500,000 people.
The Mine of the Past and of Today:
13.6 Million years ago (Middle Miocene) is when the Wieliczka salt deposits form.
The end of the Paleolithic era marks the oldest traces of mankind found in this area, dating back 500,000 years (Lower Palaeolithic). It is also believed that the site was the home of reindeer hunters.
A 12th Century document confirms that a privilege was granted to the Benedictine monastery in Tyniec/Krakow to receive evaporated salt without payment from Magnum Sal (i.e. Wieliczka).
Jan Gottfryd Borlach, draws the plans of three mine levels and its conceptual intersections. A set of drawings is printed in 1766 by J. E. Nilson.
In the late 20th Century, the mine gets listed, as one of the top UNESCO’s Natural and Cultural Heritage. It is one of the first of 12 sites worldwide that receives such distinction.
The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine is one of the most valuable monuments of material and spiritual culture in Poland. Today, the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine combines many centuries of tradition and modernity, the history of several hundred years and an underground metropolis with extensive infrastructure.
KRAKOW WAS CHOSEN AS THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF
GASTRONOMY CULTURE 2019
The title was awarded for the first time by the European Gastronomic Academy!
“We are honored that the European Gastronomic Academy awarding the title of the European Capital of Catering Culture 2019 for the first time, has just chosen Kraków. We managed to beat Lisbon in the final,” Kraków mayor Jacek Majchrowski was reported as saying by the Polish Press Agency (PAP).
He stressed that the city deserves this name − it has good recipes, excellent products from local suppliers, and above all a hospitable atmosphere.
The head of the European Academy of Gastronomy, Rafael Anson Oliart, informed, the decision to choose Kraków as the first European Capital of Gastronomy Culture was taken unanimously."
(Source: Poland in English - 28 June 2018)
One of the Trendiest Destinations in Europe and best places to travel in 2018
20 trendy destinations have just competed for the prestigious title of Best European Destination 2018. After a three weeks’ period of online voting, Wroclaw was elected Best European Destination 2018 and won this prestigious title!
1. Wroclaw, Poland
"With 41,148 votes, Wroclaw is awarded the title of European Best Destination 2018!
This beautiful city, called the "Polish Venice" is surrounded with canals and is dotted with more than 120 bridges that link 12 wonderful islands (among which the Cathedral island).
You will be seduced by the incredible charm of Wroclaw, the Market Square "Rynek", its two Town Halls, the Salt Market Square, the Flower Market, the beautiful University, the covered market, the fine architecture of the Centeniall Hall, the botanical garden.
You fancy a good lunch ? Have a break at "Piwnica Świdnicka": it is the oldest restaurant in the world! Walk around in "Ostrów Tumski", the oldest part of Wroclaw and fall under the spell of the historical city.
Take a closer look and watch carefully : Wroclaw is dotted with emblematic dwarves. They are all different! Try to find them all: there are 350 of them in the city and there are new ones every year!
Do not miss the opportunity to discover the best of Wroclaw, its inhabitants! They are warm and friendly and will share their love for their city and its hidden gems.
Wroclaw is THE European best destination 2018! " European Best Destinations