According to the latest data from Statistics Poland (GUS), the number of overnight stays booked by tourists from abroad in Poland in the first five months of 2023 increased by over 237,000 compared to 2022. The largest increase of 107 percent occurred among tourists from Czechia. Norway came in second with an increase of 89 percent, followed by the United Kingdom at 85 percent. Also, 22 percent more tourists from the United States visited Poland than the previous year.
Poland has numerous tourist advantages. Besides beautiful parks and historic landmarks such as the Royal Castle in Warsaw, or Wawel in Kraków, travelers are also attracted by favorable prices.
As shown by Eurostat data summarizing 2022, Polish hotels and restaurants are among the cheapest in Europe. Higher costs are seen, for example, in Spain (9 percent higher), France (51 percent higher), and Germany (46 percent). On the other hand, cheaper countries include Romania, Hungary and Turkey.
However, not only prices attract travelers to Poland. Tourists also appreciate the country’s low crime rate. According to the Numbeo portal, Poland is ranked 13 in terms of safety in Europe.
Countries that are ahead of Poland in terms of lower crime include Austria, Denmark, Finland, Monaco, the Netherlands and Estonia. On the other hand, countries that have a higher crime rate include Portugal, Slovakia, Norway, Hungary, Spain, Germany and Ireland.