The author of this article performs a complex analysis of the tourist development in the Pińczów powiat. This analysis was done on the basis of “The project of the tourist development in the świętokrzyskie voivodship”prepared by the presidential office. The current tendencies in the world-wide tourism have been taken into consideration while discussing this problem. The place and role of tourism both in the state policy and regional policy have been shown in the state and regional documents. The author stresses the natural, historical and cultural potential of the Pińczów powiat. Due to the wealth of historical and cultural artifacts and diversified natural environment, agrotourism should be preferred in the Pińczów powiat owing to a high percentage of the areas protected by law and tendencies in the current tourism. The local and province authorities were obliged to improve and invest in agrotourist infrastructure also using the Europen Union funds. In the period of political transformation Polish agriculture was very neglected. Divided farms in connecting with low quality of soil conducts to serious difficulty in effective farming. This situation seriously determined state agriculture politic. Main items of state to head towards structural changes of country areas are first of all actions in conducting to increase of employment in poseagriculture sectors at agriculture areas, support of consolidate institutions of regional development. The Świętokrzyskie Voivodship and the Pińczów powiat are the areas in which rural areas are of great importance. Every year agrotourist function is more and more important in their economy.