Mountain resorts in Poland will spend half a billion złoty on the construction of conference centers, aqua parks, new ski lifts and sport facilities over the coming years.
"Tourism is developing in larger resorts, while the smaller ones slowly lose their importance and this is the situation in the whole of Europe. Polish mountain centers are becoming less price competitive and thus they have to offer more in order to attract more tourists," said Krzysztof Łopaciński, head of the Tourism Institute. Karpacz will invest zł.200 million in the construction of a conference center, which will provide 400 new jobs. Krynica will spend zł.100 million on a similar investment, while Wisła will invest some zł.35 million in the construction of a 120-meter ski jump by 2006.