Trips of Bulgarian residents abroad by purpose of visit and by country of destination


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TRIPS OF BULGARIAN RESIDENTS ABROAD BY PURPOSE OF VISIT AND BY COUNTRY OF DESTINATION IN OCTOBER 2018
(Number)
Counrty of destinstion Total Purpose of visit
Holiday and recreation Professional Others 1
TOTAL 454 688 119 366 132 437 202 885
EU 273 867 69 887 89 111 114 869
Austria 15 949 4 879 5 987 5 083
Belgium 8 878 2 819 4 255 1 804
Croatia 2 020 1 289 394 337
Cyprus 936 520 312 104
Czech Rep. 5 707 2 195 1 842 1 670
Denmark 3 660 366 415 2 879
Finland 198 - 122 76
France 9 614 4 287 2 442 2 885
Germany 25 389 4 560 10 145 10 684
Greece 100 166 20 190 33 557 46 419
Hungary 5 083 2 716 981 1 386
Ireland 513 117 185 211
Italy 15 351 6 256 4 064 5 031
Malta 422 352 - 70
Netherlands 5 305 901 971 3 433
Poland 4 487 1 122 2 019 1 346
Portugal 869 401 334 134
Romania 33 624 6 875 9 338 17 411
Slovakia 3 587 537 2 153 897
Slovenia 2 564 429 691 1 444
Spain 11 366 5 662 2 743 2 961
Sweden 1 032 318 258 456
United Kingdom 15 145 2 879 5 197 7 069
Other countries from EU 2 002 217 706 1 079
Other European countries 170 648 47 040 39 431 84 177
FYROM 25 303 8 427 9 386 7 490
Norway 308 122 186 -
Russian Fed. 2 958 683 1 138 1 137
Serbia 32 598 8 764 4 346 19 488
Switzerland 1 981 401 180 1 400
Turkey 106 305 28 390 23 896 54 019
Ukraine 1 195 253 299 643
ther countries 2 746 974 694 1 078
Canada 235 - - 235
Israel 1 375 723 377 275
USA 1 136 251 317 568
Rest of the world 7 427 1 465 3 201 2 761

1 As guest and other purpose of visit are included in the column "Others"
"-" figures not applicable
28.11.2018
Trips of Bulgarian residents abroad and arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria - trips of Bulgarian residents abroad and arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

"Statistics of Tourism and Business Surveys" Department

Contact name

Lidia Sandeva

Contact person function

State Expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str., 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

LSandeva@nsi.bg

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 681

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified24 October 2017
Metadata last posted24 October 2017
Metadata last update24 October 2017
Statistical presentation
Data description

Trips of Bulgarian residents abroad by purpose of visit and by country of destination; Arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria by purpose of visit and by country of origin.

Classification system

Nomenclature of the countries and territories by statistical purposes.

Sector coverage

All foreigners, visiting Bulgaria by country of residents, by months and by purposes of visiting; All Bulgarian residents travelling abroad by months and by purposes of trips.

Statistical concepts and definitions

An international tourist is any person who travels to a country other than his/her permanent residence but no more than one year and whose main purpose is not doing any activity for payment in place visited.

The purposes of visiting a country are the following:

· Excursion, holiday or entertainment (visits to cultural or historical sightseeing, sports events and other);

· Visiting friends and relatives;

· Professional purposes (business trips, participation in conferences, congresses, concluding deals, etc.);

· Other purposes.

Statistical unit

Every tourist - Bulgarian or foreign citizen.

Statistical population

All foreign and Bulgarian residents passing the border.

Reference area

For the Trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - definite countries, for the foreigners - territory of Republic of Bulgaria.

Time coverage

From January 2008 to the last reference month of the current year.

Base period

2008

Unit of measure

Number

Reference period

Monthly, Annually

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

A gentleman's agreement with the World Tourism Organization.

Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

Individual data are not published in accordance with article 25 of the Law on Statistics. The publishing of individual data can be performed only in accordance with article 26 of the same law.

Release policy
Release calendar

The date for publishing of statistical information is indicated in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute. The statistical information on the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad and arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria is published monthly: a month after the reference period on the website of the NSI.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

The data are published on the NSI website, section Business statistics - Tourism in accordance with the Law on Statistics and the European Statistics Code of Practice respecting the professional independence and aimed at objectivity, transparency and equal treatment of all consumers.

Frequency of dissemination

Monthly

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Monthly

Publications
  • Reference Book;
  • Statistical Yearbook.
On-line database

Data on the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad and arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Business statistics  Tourism - Trips of Bulgarian residents in abroad and arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/7050

Micro-data access

Micro data are not disseminated.

Other

Not applicable.

Documentation on methodology

Methodology of the survey.

Quality documentation

Not available.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Not applicable.

Quality assessment

Not applicable.

Relevance
User needs

The users are the Council of Ministers, Ministry of tourism, the districts and municipalities authorities, tourist organizations, science organizations, international organizations and others.

User satisfaction

The users satisfaction survey is not carried out.

Completeness

The data cover the requirements for completeness as regards the recommendations of the World Tourism Organization.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

The statistical data are with high degree of accuracy as regards the recommendations of the World Tourism Organization.

Sampling error

Not applicable.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

The data are published 27 days after the reference month.

Punctuality

The publication dates by point 15.1 are observed.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Not applicable.

Comparability - over time

The data are calculated by common methodology and are comparable by years.

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

Cost and burden

Not applicable.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

Not applicable.

Data revision - practice

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

· Ministry of Interior;

· NSI?s regular monthly sample survey of passing Bulgarian and foreign citizens on the border check points.

Frequency of data collection

Monthly

Data collection

Data on the number of the trips of the citizens of the European Union are estimated on the basis of the information obtained from the Ministry of Interior and the airport authorities. Data on the number of citizens of ?third countries? are obtained directly from the Ministry of Interior.

Data validation

Not applicable.

Data compilation

The data are aggregated to total for the country.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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  • Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 11:00

    In October 2018, 2 011 accommodation establishments - hotels, motels, camping sites, mountain chalets and other establishments for short-term accommodation with more than 10 bed-places were functioned in the country. The total number of the rooms in them was 72.4 thousand and the bed-places were 152.5 thousand. In comparison with October 2017, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 2.7% and the bed-places in them decreased by 1.2%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in October 2018 was 908.5 thousand, or by 5.1% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in October 2018 reached 49.9 million BGN or by 11.5% more compared to October 2017.

  • Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 11:00

    In October 2018, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 454.7 thousand or by 3.6% above the registered in October 2017. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in October 2018 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 44.6%, followed by the trips with professional purpose - 29.1%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - 26.3%.

    In October 2018, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 739.3 thousand or by 3.8% more in comparison with October 2017. In October 2018, the predominant share of the visits with other purposes was 46.0%, followed by trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 34.9%, and with professional purpose - 19.1%.

  • Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 11:00

    In the third quarter of 2018, 1 882.7 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority (79.8%) of them travelled only within the country, 14.8% - only abroad and 5.4% - both in the country and abroad. Compared to the same quarter of 2017 the total number of the travelled persons aged 15 and over decreased by 5.5%, as a reduction was observed in the number of the Bulgarian residents travelled only in the country or only abroad respectively by 8.3% and 3.1% of them, while the number of the Bulgarian residents travelled both in the country and abroad increased by 56.8%.

  • Monday, 12 November 2018 - 11:00

    In September 2018, 2 841 accommodation establishments - hotels, motels, camping sites, mountain chalets and other establishments for short-term accommodation with more than 10 bed-places were functioned in the country. The total number of the rooms in them was 129.5 thousand and the bed-places were 292.4 thousand. In comparison with September 2017, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 4.1% and the bed-places in them - by 2.4%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in September 2018 was 3 168.5 thousand, or by 2.6% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in September 2018 reached 164.2 million BGN or by 7.6% more compared to September 2017.

  • Monday, 29 October 2018 - 11:00

    In September 2018, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 633.4 thousand or by 11.0% above the registered in September 2017. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in September 2018 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 44.5%, followed by the trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 34.9%, and with professional purpose - 20.6%.

    In September 2018, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 1 324.2 thousand or by 4.2% more in comparison with September 2017. In September 2018, the predominant share of the visits with holiday and recreation purpose was 46.6%, followed by trips with other purposes - 39.2%, and with professional purpose - 14.2%.

  • Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 11:00

    In August 2018, 3 229 accommodation establishments - hotels, motels, camping sites, mountain chalets and other establishments for short-term accommodation with more than 10 bed-places were functioned in the country. The total number of the rooms in them was 137.7 thousand and the bed-places were 320.7 thousand. In comparison with August 2017, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 2.7% and the bed-places in them - by 2.4%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in August 2018 was 6 080.4 thousand, or by 2.3% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in August 2018 reached 348.0 million BGN or by 7.5% more compared to August 2017.

  • Friday, 28 September 2018 - 11:00

    In August 2018, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 736.7 thousand or by 8.3% above the registered in August 2017. The trips with holiday and recreation purpose in August 2018 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 43.4%, followed by the trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) - 42.9%, and with professional purpose - 13.7%.

    In August 2018, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 2 240.2 thousand or by 5.4% more in comparison with August 2017. In August 2018, the predominant share of the visits with holiday and recreation purpose was 54.7%, followed by trips with other purposes - 38.0%, and with professional purpose - 7.3%.

  • Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 11:00

    In July 2018, 3 206 accommodation establishments - hotels, motels, camping sites, mountain chalets and other establishments for short-term accommodation with more than 10 bed-places were functioned in the country. The total number of the rooms in them was 136.4 thousand and the bed-places were 312.8 thousand. In comparison with July 2017, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 3.0% while the bed-places in them decreases by 2.5%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in July 2018 was 5 945.3 thousand, or by 1.1% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in July 2018 reached 336.1 million BGN or by 6.0% more compared to July 2017.

  • Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 11:00

    In July 2018, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 727.5 thousand or by 9.3% above the registered in July 2017. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in July 2018 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 40.5%, followed by the trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 39.9%, and with professional purpose - 19.6%.

    In July 2018, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 2 152.8 thousand or by 6.5% more in comparison with July 2017. In July 2018, the predominant share of the visits with holiday and recreation purpose was 57.2%, followed by trips with other purposes - 35.4%, and with professional purpose - 7.4%.

  • Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 11:00

    In the second quarter of 2018, 1 084.9 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority (77.7%) of them travelled only within the country, 17.5% - only abroad and 4.8% - both in the country and abroad. Compared to the same quarter of 2017 the total number of the travelled persons aged 15 and over decreased by 5.6%, as a reduction was observed in the number of the Bulgarian residents travelled in the country - by 12.4%, while in the number of the Bulgarian residents travelled both in the country and abroad and the number of persons travelled only abroad increased respectively by 58.3% and 22.4% of them.

Pages

  • Statistical Reference Book 2018
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2018 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2014 - 2017 period.

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    The National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria offers a different view of the statistical information included in the 85th edition of the Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria.

    The publication is intended for a wider audience as statistical data are presented in a plain and easy understandable way.

    The current state and changes in the socio-economic and cultural life in the country are presented not in the traditional way in tables and text, but through infographics - images, graphics and other visualization tools.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2018 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2018 in Bulgarian.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2014 - 2017 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2017
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 84th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2012 - 2016 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Bulgaria 2018
    The National Statistical Institute presents the bilingual (Bulgarian/English) brochure Bulgaria 2018 to users of statistical information. The brochure is addressed to a wide range of users (international institutions, business, students, experts etc.) and changes the traditional presentation of statistical information by offering an innovative structure with a parallel translation in English. The publication contains topical statistical information about the demographic, social and economic development of the country over the 2013 - 2017 period.
  • Statistical Reference Book 2017
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2017 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2013 - 2016 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2017 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2017 in Bulgarian.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2013 - 2016 period.

  • Bulgaria 2017
    The National Statistical Institute presents the bilingual (Bulgarian/English) brochure Bulgaria 2017 to users of statistical information. The brochure is addressed to a wide range of users (international institutions, business, students, experts etc.) and changes the traditional presentation of statistical information by offering an innovative structure with a parallel translation in English. The publication contains topical statistical information about the demographic, social and economic development of the country over the 2012 - 2016 period.
  • Statistical Yearbook 2016
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 84th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2011 - 2015 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2016
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2016 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2012 - 2015 period.

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