Poland's tourism picks up in 2021 - stats office

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Tourism in Poland improved last year as the country eased Covid-related measures affecting the hospitality sector, data from the Central Statistical Office (GUS) show.

The number of tourists who stayed overnight in Poland in 2021 rose by 24.2 year on year to over 22.2 million, GUS reported in a Wednesday press release.

GUS data also show that last year there were 62.8 million nights spent in tourist accommodation, including 7.2 million by foreign visitors, up 22.3 and 8.2 percent respectively, year on year.

In 2021, the bed occupancy rate in tourist lodgings amounted to 32.3 percent against 26.8 percent in 2020, GUS also said.

The highest occupancy rates were recorded in the summer months: 49.9 percent in July and 52.4 percent in August. Compared to the previous year, they were higher by 11.6 and 7.9 percentage points, respectively.