DFDS Pearl ferry at sea

How Poles find offers?

How Poles find offers?

In recent times, despite numerous complaints that we Poles have in our blood, our economic situation is improving. Thanks to the increasing access to the Internet, even on smartphones, our consumer awareness is also expanding and our expectations regarding the standard of services purchased are rising. On websites offering price comparison, we can quickly and easily check prices of travel agencies and carriers. We also see which holiday destinations are popular. Using portals such as Trip Advisor or the aforementioned comparison websites, we can check the opinions of people who have previously used the offers and more consciously decide whether the hotel advertised by the travel agency is the one that will satisfy us and whether the offer corresponds to reality. We also decide to shop online more often, saving time and money.

The DFDS Director of Public Relations says: "At DFDS, it is always important for our passengers to pay as little as possible for their flight. Therefore, we have prepared a list of tips on how to take our ferries to Europe at the best possible price." (DFDS)


  1. Avoid rush hour - If you can, avoid booking during peak demand periods, e.g. during school holidays.
  2. Book in advance - Usually the lowest prices are available when booking in advance. So book your ticket as early as possible.
  3. Offers for a short break - On many routes, we offer discounted tickets if you return to the UK within one to five days of departure.
  4. Weekday travel - If you can travel on a weekday, you'll find that it usually costs less than traveling on weekends.
  5. Special offers - We often have special seasonal discounts available all year round. Check our website for the most current offers.

According to research carried out in Poland over the past few years by various institutions, such as: Polish Chamber of Tourism, Dinners Club Polska, search engine KAY-AK, or the data of the Tourist Guarantee Fund shows that more and more of us travel outside Poland and Europe, although a large group of us still spend their holidays in our country. Many of us, especially families with children, plan their holidays well in advance, saving for half a year, sometimes all year. Although first minute offers are gaining more and more popularity, we are still attached to last minute offers by buying a holiday three or two weeks earlier or even in the last days before departure. The vast majority of purchases are made online. As a nation, we present the same shopping preferences, both when living in Poland and abroad.

And what does family vacation look like on this background? From the research carried out by Neckermann Polska we find out that as many as 52% of offers bought online are trips bought by families with children as early as January. Early purchase of the offer allows you to reserve a place in a good hotel with a wide package of services and animation offer for children. These data coincide with earlier cited studies indicating a slow increase in first minute offers, whose beneficiaries are families with children. This is not affected by the time during which families with children can go on holidays, strictly limited by the date of the summer break at school.

Naomi Harper from DFDS says, "We have many options for holiday trips and can be used by people of all ages and interests. You can tailor the trip to your needs by booking a ferry trip on the DFDS website and accommodation on the website of our partner Booking.com."

While "everyone" is going on vacation, counting for a last minute place can be a bit risky, especially for popular destinations and destinations. It also often allows us to split the cost of holidays into two installments. The first, when we pay for the purchase of the tourist offer, and the second, when we go on holiday after saving half a year for holiday expenses. This is also demonstrated by studies carried out in Poland, showing that many of us save for vacations for half a year, sometimes all year. Only a small group of lucky people can afford to buy a holiday with their current salary. The average Kowalski plans to spend 2-3 thousand on vacation. zlotys per person, so in the case of families with children, collecting the right amount may take several months, depending on the salary we receive and the daily household expenses. There is also a large group (about 20-30% of respondents) that finances holidays with a loan, which then repays all year round.

Naomi Harper from DFDS adds "For our passengers, in addition to the price, a very important element when planning a vacation is the route, cruise, as well as: the possibility of taking a car, deck equipment, reliability, availability in the high season and an easy and clear booking process."

What forms of recreation do we choose? Half of us prefer organized forms of recreation, such as travel agency offers or packages offered by holiday resorts or hotels. It is comfortable because our only worry when buying this form of rest is only the proverbial packing of suitcases. When buying ready packages offered by a hotel or holiday resort, we additionally incur the cost of traveling to the place by purchasing a train or plane ticket. Many people, especially families with children or groups of friends of several people, decide to travel by car, which gives us greater freedom of movement on the route and above all allows you to take more luggage, without restrictions imposed by the plane. It is often also a more economical option of commuting by dividing the costs by the number of people traveling by car. Driving a car, we also have the opportunity to visit additional places on our route to the destination. And then there are only holidays and pleasant memories that will remain in our memory for a long time.

For more information or to book a flight, please visit: www.dfds.pl

About DFDS:

DFDS is the largest integrated shipping and logistics company in Northern Europe with a network of about 30 routes and 50 cargo and passenger ships.

DFDS prides itself on offering world-class facilities and services, and the largest selection of ferry routes to Northern Europe.

In Great Britain, the company operates passenger services on routes from Dover to Calais, from Dover to Dunkirk, from Newcastle to Amsterdam and from Newhaven to Di-eppe.

DFDS received the title of "Leading Ferry Operator in the World" for eight years in a row (2011-2018), as well as "Leading European Ferry Operator" in the years (2012-2019).

DFDS currently operates up to 54 flights a day between Dover and France on the Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes. DFDS also offers two daily cruises between Newcastle and Amsterdam. In addition, the DFDS network includes passenger and freight services between Newhaven and Dieppe, where four daily flights are operated by Transmanche Ferries.

Ferries on the Dover-Calais, Côte Des Dunes, Côte Des Flandres and Calais Seaways routes fly under the banner of France. Ships sailing on the Dover-Dunkirk route, Dover Seaways, Delft Seaways and Dunkerque Seaways and sail under the flag of Great Britain.

For more information about DFDS or to check the latest timetable, fares and offers on all routes from Great Britain, visit www.dfds.pl

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