Poland launches registration for vacation vouchers
Polish Tourism Organization on Saturday launched registration for companies willing to participate in the government’s vacation vouchers programme.
Last week, Polish President Andrzej Duda signed into law a voucher scheme under which Polish families will receive PLN 500 (USD 127, EUR 112) per child to be spent on taking holidays.
The system is to be launched on August 1, and parents will be able to apply for the vouchers online starting on July 31.
On Saturday Polish Tourism Organization started registering companies that will be able to receive payments through the voucher system. A complete list of tourist services providers participating in the programme will be available on the organizations website pot.gov.pl
Duda announced the launch of the voucher system himself during a campaign meeting last month in the run-up to an election on Sunday, when he secured a second term in office.
Duda has said he hopes the vouchers will boost the country’s tourism industry, which has been badly hit by the coronavirus crisis.
The credits are intended only for holidays in Poland. Families will be able to use them to cover the cost of a child’s stay at a hotel, guest house, scout camp or a sports camp.
Disabled children will receive an electronic voucher for PLN 1,000.
According to the Ministry of Development, around 6.5 million children under 18 will benefit from the vouchers, which will cost the country PLN 3.5 billion in total, state news agency PAP reported.