October tourism figures down sharply - stats office

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The total number of tourists in Poland dropped by 57.4 percent year on year in October, with the number of foreign tourists down by 76.1 percent, the Central Statistical Office reported on Wednesday.

Its estimates put the number of visitors making overnight stays in tourist accommodation at almost 1.3 million in October, of which 1.1 million were Polish tourists and 0.2 million were foreigners.

Compared with the same month in 2019, the number of tourists was 57.4 percent lower with the number of Polish visitors down 52.1 percent and foreigners down 76.1 percent, GUS said.

The total number of overnight stays in October was 3.4 million, down 50.3 percent on a year earlier (6.9 million) with Polish tourists accounting for 2.9 million overnight stays and foreigners 0.5 million, respectively 44.2 percent and 69.4 percent down on October 2019.

GUS also reported that, in September, 2.2 million tourists stayed overnight in tourist accommodation compared with 3.3 million a year earlier, a drop of 34.5 percent. Among all tourists, 88.2 percent were Polish (1.9 million) and 11.8 percent foreign (0.3 million). Compared to September 2019, the figures were lower by 26.2 percent and 64.3 percent, respectively.