Arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria by purpose of visit and by country of origin


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ARRIVALS OF VISITORS FROM ABROAD TO BULGARIA BY PURPOSE OF VISIT AND BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN IN MAY 2019
(Number)
Country of origin Total Purpose of visit
Holiday and recreation Profesional Others 1
TOTAL 946 721 363 284 186 773 396 664
EU 593 171 173 773 148 651 270 747
Austria 10 734 2 284 3 796 4 654
Belgium 6 392 3 742 1 247 1 403
Croatia 3 915 1 305 1 522 1 088
Cyprus 2 704 1 048 341 1 315
Czech Rep. 3 832 1 994 1 277 561
Denmark 2 546 1 061 1 061 424
Finland 4 467 1 978 1 367 1 122
France 19 002 10 328 5 370 3 304
Germany 68 462 31 164 18 232 19 066
Greece 103 617 22 539 28 723 52 355
Hungary 6 121 874 1 749 3 498
Ireland 2 664 1 998 - 666
Italy 11 765 1 961 6 667 3 137
Malta 176 176 - -
Netherlands 7 230 3 080 2 066 2 084
Poland 21 975 7 826 5 442 8 707
Portugal 1 473 491 764 218
Romania 264 047 56 460 50 605 156 982
Slovakia 2 248 903 749 596
Slovenia 2 432 549 778 1 105
Spain 5 147 1 803 1 135 2 209
Sweden 4 161 820 1 387 1 954
United Kingdom 33 003 15 996 13 064 3 943
Other countries from EU 5 058 3 393 1 309 356
Other European countries 262 623 132 334 29 903 100 386
Norway 2 220 981 736 503
Republic of North Macedonia2 42 966 34 272 3 485 5 209
Russian Fed. 28 298 23 216 868 4 214
Serbia 55 293 27 724 5 216 22 353
Switzerland 2 599 1 246 741 612
Turkey 99 044 27 078 15 861 56 105
Ukraine 32 203 17 817 2 996 11 390
Оther countries 30 919 27 936 1 170 1 813
Canada 2 393 2 033 82 278
Israel 15 148 14 725 200 223
Japan 1 829 1 629 86 114
USA 11 549 9 549 802 1 198
Rest of the world 60 008 29 241 7 049 23 718

1 As guest, transit and other purpose of visit are included in the column "Others"
2According to a notification letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, No. 55-05a-123 of 27.02.2019, FYR Macedonia was renamed the Republic of Northern Macedonia.
"-" figures not applicable
27.06.2019
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

[email protected]

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, 10 July 2019 - 11:30

    In May 2019, 2 328 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 107.6 thousand and the bed-places were 236.2 thousand. In comparison with May 2018, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 0.7%, while the bed-places in them increased by 1.0%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in May 2019 was 1 449.4 thousand, or by 7.8% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in May 2019 reached 76.2 million BGN or by 2.6% less compared to May 2018.

  • Thursday, 27 June 2019 - 11:00

    In May 2019, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 762.1 thousand or by 4.6% above the registered in May 2018. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in May 2019 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 39.1%, followed by those with holiday and recreation purpose - 33.5%, and with professional purpose - 27.4%.

    In May 2019, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 946.7 thousand or by 0.9% more in comparison with May 2018. In May 2019, the predominant share of the visits with other purposes was 41.9%, followed by trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 38.4%, and with professional purpose - 19.7%.

  • Monday, 10 June 2019 - 11:00

    In April 2019, 2 052 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 74.6 thousand and the bed-places were 157.9 thousand. In comparison with April 2018, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 0.7%, and the bed-places in them - by 10.0%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in April 2019 was 962.7 thousand, or by 7.6% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in April 2019 reached 51.7 million BGN or by 9.9% more compared to April 2018.

  • Wednesday, 29 May 2019 - 11:00

    In April 2019, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 620.8 thousand or by 2.4% above the registered in April 2018. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in April 2019 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 42.1%, followed by those with professional purpose - 29.5%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - 28.4%.

    In April 2019, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 731.5 thousand or by 4.2% more in comparison with April 2018. In April 2019, the predominant share of the visits with other purposes was 40.4%, followed by trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 39.0%, and with professional purpose - 20.6%.

  • Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - 11:00

    In the first quarter of 2019, 929.0 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority (78.4%) of them travelled only within the country, 17.7% - only abroad and 3.9% - both in the country and abroad. Compared to the same quarter of 2018 the total number of the travelled persons aged 15 and over decreased by 7.3%.

  • Friday, 10 May 2019 - 11:00

    In March 2019, 1 964 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 57.4 thousand and the bed-places were 116.3 thousand. In comparison with March 2018, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 1.1%, and the bed-places in them - by 1.2%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in March 2019 was 873.8 thousand, or by 4.9% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in March 2019 reached 48.7 million BGN or by 8.3% more compared to March 2018.

  • Tuesday, 30 April 2019 - 11:00

    In March 2019, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 478.3 thousand or by 3.5% above the registered in March 2018. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in March 2019 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 44.2%, followed by those with professional purpose - 30.4%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - 25.4%.

    In March 2019, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 555.6 thousand or by 6.0% more in comparison with March 2018. In March 2019, the predominant share of the visits with other purposes was 41.1%, followed by trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 38.8%, and with professional purpose - 20.1%.

  • Wednesday, 10 April 2019 - 11:00

    In February 2019, 1 868 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 55.1 thousand and the bed-places were 111.3 thousand. In comparison with February 2018, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 0.8%, while the bed-places in them increased with 0.5%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in February 2019 was 904.1 thousand, or by 3.8% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in February 2019 reached 51.4 million BGN or by 2.4% more compared to February 2018.

  • Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 11:00

    In February 2019, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 396.6 thousand or by 4.5% above the registered in February 2018. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in February 2019 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 49.8%, followed by those with professional purpose - 27.3%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - 22.9%.

    In February 2019, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 483.0 thousand or by 5.6% more in comparison with February 2018. In February 2019, the predominant share of the visits with holiday and recreation purpose was 41.8%, followed by trips with other purposes - 38.5%, and with professional purpose - 19.7%.

  • Wednesday, 13 March 2019 - 11:00

    In January 2019, 1 872 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 55.9 thousand and the bed-places were 113.6 thousand. In comparison with January 2018, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 1.2%, while the bed-places in them remaining at the same level.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in January 2019 was 889.9 thousand, or by 2.2% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in January 2019 reached 51.1 million BGN or by 2.2% more compared to January 2018.

Pages

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    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2019 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 2015 - 2018 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2019 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2019 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 2015 - 2018 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2018
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 86th 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 - 2017 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • 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 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.

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    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.

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