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Celebrating 80 Years: Poland in 1970

November 1, 2010 By: Melanie Gretchen

POLAND in a NutshellIn the heart of Europe, Poland has one of the richest histories in the region. Since its inception in the 10th century, the country has been the birthplace of Copernicus, two-time Nobel Prize-winner Maria Sklodowska-Curie and composer Chopin, and has surived near-complete destruction in World War II and the the restoration of the historic district, "Old Town," with the use of old documents.

In 1970, the country's capital, Warsaw, counted The Old City, the Ghetto Memorial and the Palace of Culture and Science among its top choice sites. Krakow, the former capital until 1596, featured the country's largesse of history alongside Lenin Steel Works, the Baltic city of Gdansk ushered visitors into the 600-year-old church of St. Mary's, and rates throughout Poland flourished. (Read the full article here.)

Not a relic of the past, Poland's legacy burns as brightly as it did forty years ago. Visitors to the present-day country continue to enjoy the Warsaw Opera House and Krakow's Wawel Castle, preserved within the dramatically changed landscape of post-Soviet Europe.

As we celebrate our 80th anniversary, we're taking a look at what was happening in the industry in the past and asking agents to share their thoughts on what has changed in the industry up until the present. So please share your thoughts by posting a comment below, writing us at our Facebook page, sending a tweet to our Twitter page or by engaging in a discussion in real time at AgentNation (the only social community online for all kinds of travel agents, which certainly wasn't around 80 years ago). We want to hear from you.

And while you're here, learn more about how we're celebrating eight decades of covering the travel industry for travel professionals.

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