The value of the Polish hotel, restaurant and catering market (HoReCa), which plummeted by 31 percent last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, will rebound by some 14 percent this year and reach PLN 25.9 billion (EUR 5.69 billion), a report has shown.
Hotels in Poland resumed operations on Saturday but only at 50-percent capacity, restaurants and cafes will open on May 15 but only for customers sitting outside as part of measures easing lockdown restrictions.
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The overwhelming majority of Poland's hotels do not expect to generate any profit before the end of 2022, according to a survey by the Chamber of Commerce of the Polish Hotel Industry (IGHP).
Hotels in Poland can reopen from mid-February but will not be allowed to exceed 50-percent capacity, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, said on Friday.
Polish hotels may be able to open again, under a strict sanitary regime, from February 14, the deputy prime minister and development minister said on Thursday.
The debt of hotels, restaurants and catering firms increased by one third in 2020 compared to the previous year and now stands at around PLN 280 million (EUR 61.8 million).
Pandemic affected restaurants, hotels and non-public schools have received over PLN 700 million (EUR 154.4 million) in aid from the government's so-called financial shield, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday.
The Polish government will spend PLN 1 billion (EUR 220 million) as part of a support programme for mountain regions hit by the coronavirus restrictions, a high-ranking government official has said.
Hotels and restaurants will probably have to remain closed during the winter holiday scheduled for January 4-17, the spokesperson of the Polish health ministry said on Tuesday.