Arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria by months and by country of origin


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ARRIVALS OF VISIORS FROM ABROAD TO BULGARIA BY MONTHS AND BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN IN 2016
(Number)
Country of origin Total Months
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII
TOTAL 10 604 396 410 085 361 908 395 038 558 116 808 258 1 354 982 1 872 429 1 917 542 1 192 256 678 576 524 125 531 081
EU 6 208 793 173 642 143 627 179 720 310 928 506 286 831 865 1 147 127 1 165 204 771 993 387 739 296 650 294 012
Of which:
Austria 204 489 6 619 5 902 6 295 9 669 8 424 7 470 36 756 54 453 42 516 11 680 6 496 8 209
Belgium 119 429 2 279 2 720 1 947 1 996 4 847 9 879 30 518 32 901 21 006 6 550 2 904 1 882
Croatia 23 464 887 952 1 900 1 710 1 715 3 243 3 128 1 690 1 984 3 654 1 108 1 493
Cyprus 22 181 564 809 468 2 453 2 070 584 5 790 3 448 2 601 592 1 431 1 371
Czech Rep. 219 349 2 921 2 730 3 355 3 069 6 324 22 742 54 951 70 988 37 810 6 589 2 715 5 155
Denmark 74 125 412 655 537 1 093 1 620 6 268 29 621 22 972 6 614 1 457 1 906 970
Finland 30 332 210 476 484 862 2 786 6 114 8 631 5 683 2 670 1 409 767 240
France 195 571 4 228 3 385 4 752 6 145 8 050 13 929 54 423 45 335 36 215 6 652 7 418 5 039
Germany 1 003 030 11 392 11 125 11 394 19 812 50 387 160 162 211 793 269 831 181 303 41 159 17 413 17 259
Greece 1 157 062 87 297 29 145 48 147 75 436 102 959 177 909 117 253 138 113 97 151 98 582 90 970 94 100
Hungary 118 805 1 345 1 904 2 834 3 965 7 260 12 100 28 152 35 492 16 944 4 003 2 435 2 371
Ireland 25 388 104 845 1 234 895 2 133 3 316 7 723 4 827 2 191 907 651 562
Italy 152 078 8 031 6 053 6 308 10 688 12 319 14 652 22 639 19 890 19 134 15 687 8 949 7 728
Malta 4 868 249 647 410 476 345 389 559 478 500 118 238 459
Netherlands 147 882 1 353 2 833 1 541 3 674 4 456 9 115 57 085 37 676 18 308 4 694 3 739 3 408
Poland 388 833 3 903 2 330 4 685 8 463 9 853 40 039 102 272 126 199 58 841 21 442 5 313 5 493
Portugal 11 817 64 387 654 757 484 729 4 134 1 550 1 623 606 460 369
Romania 1 743 697 26 056 47 491 65 319 137 395 238 427 271 705 247 050 188 002 145 836 134 611 120 768 121 037
Slovakia 78 167 907 804 943 2 679 3 181 5 970 29 791 18 426 8 061 3 728 2 327 1 350
Slovenia 22 591 492 596 991 1 612 1 782 2 512 4 613 4 773 2 463 1 257 768 732
Spain 63 497 1 819 2 614 2 427 4 103 2 472 4 257 11 753 7 971 12 655 4 112 6 207 3 107
Sweden 48 066 740 792 1 265 1 121 3 623 5 646 17 056 8 704 4 611 1 793 1 310 1 405
United Kingdom 281 777 11 346 17 566 10 800 10 554 23 779 41 189 42 313 51 141 39 753 14 813 9 485 9 038
Other countries from EU 72 295 424 866 1 030 2 301 6 990 11 946 19 123 14 661 11 203 1 644 872 1 235
Other European countries 3 378 927 198 060 178 137 172 479 191 979 232 626 382 354 547 795 564 811 315 577 224 720 179 466 190 923
FYROM 562 365 63 339 45 214 42 270 45 385 38 675 37 072 50 216 51 454 43 152 57 380 43 768 44 440
Norway 46 899 125 366 454 747 2 192 11 591 17 074 10 488 2 343 776 364 379
Russian Fed. 589 844 10 023 8 830 7 704 10 710 31 272 137 113 160 811 138 380 60 704 9 476 5 714 9 107
Serbia 490 668 30 999 41 822 33 028 37 169 38 927 40 899 54 298 58 068 41 764 39 172 35 795 38 727
Switzerland 34 042 1 041 730 774 2 248 1 444 5 937 8 712 5 196 3 597 2 453 906 1 004
Turkey 1 312 895 81 391 71 754 76 350 81 076 100 711 91 426 187 160 232 362 129 789 97 477 79 855 83 544
Ukraine 342 214 11 142 9 421 11 899 14 644 19 405 58 316 69 524 68 863 34 228 17 986 13 064 13 722
Оther countries 298 718 9 736 12 017 12 373 17 169 24 216 39 666 53 877 52 454 33 229 21 481 11 206 11 294
Canada 17 395 510 414 650 1 058 1 767 2 532 3 104 2 764 2 238 1 269 617 472
Israel 183 846 6 312 8 295 7 594 9 270 11 892 22 044 36 380 37 193 21 031 11 246 5 627 6 962
Japan 15 012 313 395 670 920 2 007 3 094 1 699 1 610 1 356 1 729 750 469
USA 82 465 2 601 2 913 3 459 5 921 8 550 11 996 12 694 10 887 8 604 7 237 4 212 3 391
Rest of the world 717 958 28 647 28 127 30 466 38 040 45 130 101 097 123 630 135 073 71 457 44 636 36 803 34 852
17.03.2017
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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  • Monday, 12 February 2018 - 11:00

    In December 2017, 1 946 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 57.5 thousand and the bed-places were 116.6 thousand. In comparison with December 2016, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 0.4%, and the bed-places in them decreased - by 0.1%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in December 2017 was 833.3 thousand, or by 3.1% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in December 2017 reached 44.3 million BGN or by 6.6% more compared to December 2016.

  • Monday, 29 January 2018 - 11:00

    In December 2017, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 459.2 thousand or by 15.6% above the registered in December 2016. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in December 2017 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 49.1%, followed by the trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 27.6%, and with professional purpose - 23.3%.

    In December 2017, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 596.1 thousand or by 12.2% more in comparison with December 2016. In December 2017, the predominant share of the visits with other purposes was 46.4%, followed by trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 35.1%, and with professional purpose - 18.5%.

  • Friday, 12 January 2018 - 11:00

    In November 2017, 1 787 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 52.3 thousand and the bed-places were 106.3 thousand. In comparison with November 2016, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 1.3%, and the bed-places in them - by 0.6%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in November 2017 was 711.3 thousand, or by 10.5% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in November 2017 reached 37.5 million BGN or by 12.5% more compared to November 2016.

  • Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 11:00

    In November 2017, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 417.6 thousand or by 11.8% above the registered in November 2016. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in November 2017 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 46.2%, followed by the trips with professional purpose - 27.8%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - 26.0%.

    In November 2017, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 556.1 thousand or by 6.1% more in comparison with November 2016. In November 2017, the predominant share of the visits with other purposes was 45.5%, followed by trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 32.8%, and with professional purpose - 21.7%.

  • Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 11:00

    In October 2017, 1 959 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 73.0 thousand and the bed-places were 154.5 thousand. In comparison with October 2016, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 3.1%, and the bed-places in them - by 3.6%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in October 2017 was 864.7 thousand, or by 1.9% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in October 2017 reached 44.8 million BGN or by 0.8% more compared to October 2016.

  • Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 11:00

    In October 2017, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 439.0 thousand or by 8.7% above the registered in October 2016. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in October 2017 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 45.7%, followed by the trips with professional purpose - 30.1%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - 24.2%.

    In October 2017, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 712.6 thousand or by 5.0% more in comparison with October 2016. In October 2017, the predominant share of the visits with other purposes was 45.6%, followed by trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 35.2%, and with professional purpose - 19.2%.

  • Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - 11:00

    In the third quarter of 2017, 1 991.8 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority (82.3%) of them travelled only within the country, 14.5% - only abroad and 3.2% - both in the country and abroad. Compared to the same quarter of 2016 the total number of the travelled persons aged 15 and over increased by 31.2%, as the number of the Bulgarian residents travelled only in the country increased by 32.8%, travelled only abroad - by 43.3% while the number of persons travelled both in the country and abroad decreased by 21.6%.

  • Friday, 10 November 2017 - 11:00

    In September 2017, 2 729 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 128.0 thousand and the bed-places were 285.5 thousand. In comparison with September 2016, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 0.1%, and the bed-places in them - by 2.6%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in September 2017 was 3 089.3 thousand, or by 0.5% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in September 2017 reached 152.6 million BGN or by 4.5% more compared to September 2016.

  • Friday, 27 October 2017 - 11:00

    In September 2017, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 570.8 thousand or by 11.9% above the registered in September 2016. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in September 2017 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 45.2%, followed by the trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 34.2%, and with professional purpose - 20.6%.

    In September 2017, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 1 270.6 thousand or by 6.6% more in comparison with September 2016. In September 2017, the predominant share of the visits with holiday and recreation purpose was 46.0%, followed by trips with other purposes (including as guest and passing transit) - 38.3%, and with professional purpose - 15.7%.

  • Wednesday, 11 October 2017 - 11:00

    In August 2017, 3 145 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 136.0 thousand and the bed-places were 313.0 thousand. In comparison with August 2016, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 0.7%, and the bed-places in them - by 1.3%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in August 2017 was 5 946.4 thousand, or by 1.9% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in August 2017 reached 323.7 million BGN or by 8.3% more compared to August 2016.

Pages

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    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.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2016 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2016 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 2012 - 2015 period.

  • Bulgaria 2016
    The National Statistical Institute presents the bilingual (Bulgarian/English) brochure Bulgaria 2016 to users of statistical information. The brochure is addressed to a wide range of users (international institutions, businessmen, 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 2011 - 2015 period.
  • Statistical Yearbook 2015
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 83rd 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 2010 - 2014 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2015

    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2015 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 2010 - 2014 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2015 (Bulgarian version)

    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2015 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 2010 - 2014 period.

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