NEW YORK -- Most U.S. operators specializing in Poland continue to
book and conduct tours despite concerns over last month's terrorist
attacks here and in Washington and Pennsylvania.
Mary Gorecki, owner of West Springfield, Mass.-based Worldwide
Travel, parent company of Polish American Tours -- which received
its fair share of initial cancellations -- had clients depart for
Warsaw and Krakow the week following the tragedy.
"We even have some people who wanted to go [earlier] but all the
flights had been canceled until that Saturday," Gorecki said. "We
have not canceled any tours yet; we're just operating with fewer
The phones at Isram World have been relatively quiet, said a
spokeswoman, although the New York-based Jewish heritage tour
operator has received both cancellations and new bookings of its
autumn Central Europe product.
At press time, neither tour operator had discounted pricing to
Orbis, AirTours Poland and American Travel Abroad also remained
open for business.
Meanwhile, LOT Polish Airlines resumed its nonstop flights to
Warsaw and Krakow from New York, Newark and Chicago on Sept.
Before travel, LOT passengers must reconfirm reservations at
(800) 223-0593 and arrive at airports four hours before