Through the European Union funds, local government units may influence the development of tourism, including tourism infrastructure, a tourism product, promoting this product, shaping the image of the tourist area. The activities in this area should be conducted with a view to achieving specific economic effects associated with tourist traffic, its size and structure, as well as revenue to the local economy due to tourism expenditure. The economic effects resulting from tourism primarily affect budget revenues of local government units, local labor market and living standards. The primary objective of the study is to show the relationship between the level of spending on tourism economy financed by the European Union and the volume of tourist traffic. Research was carried out in relation to the EU’s financial perspectives for 2007–2013 and concern of EU funding tourism economy West Pomeranian communes and the amount of tourist traffic. For the purpose of developing hypothesized research, according to which EU funds in the tourism economy affect the size of in coming tourist traffic.