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 2017
(Number)
Country of origin Total Months
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII
TOTAL 11 596 167 454 634 435 888 474 536 633 666 866 281 1 448 580 2 022 127 2 125 131 1 270 585 712 554 556 111 596 074
Of which:
EU 6 867 671 213 505 204 583 232 271 359 947 552 504 868 787 1 259 202 1 325 078 808 007 399 818 311 606 332 363
Austria 216 986 8 398 7 988 7 973 13 003 9 237 7 387 34 207 59 640 41 100 12 058 6 184 9 811
Belgium 152 739 3 416 4 451 2 334 3 615 7 076 11 235 35 349 42 859 27 129 7 578 3 175 4 522
Croatia 29 331 1 322 1 391 2 130 2 146 2 737 2 973 4 175 4 132 2 304 3 805 1 040 1 176
Cyprus 24 969 670 952 533 2 196 2 385 547 4 241 4 580 3 698 1 221 1 385 2 561
Czech Rep. 209 218 3 043 2 063 3 185 4 121 7 033 22 207 55 541 59 558 39 340 5 453 2 548 5 126
Denmark 67 502 377 1 068 982 1 374 1 990 6 622 30 478 12 762 7 646 1 467 1 690 1 046
Finland 33 533 234 395 588 884 2 918 6 149 9 386 6 664 3 499 1 855 583 378
France 231 348 6 017 3 556 5 382 7 665 11 133 17 481 57 138 61 059 40 100 8 338 6 885 6 594
Germany 1 046 219 12 871 14 700 15 056 25 120 55 533 161 997 228 697 275 198 179 086 40 479 17 004 20 478
Greece 1 272 997 95 137 51 789 68 558 74 002 102 673 174 758 139 661 164 437 99 604 97 176 96 913 108 289
Hungary 111 405 2 013 2 946 3 443 5 437 6 835 10 709 29 482 24 676 16 117 4 837 2 108 2 802
Ireland 31 617 831 1 200 2 093 1 318 2 482 3 862 8 495 5 068 2 907 1 109 1 006 1 246
Italy 177 250 11 528 8 724 9 381 15 173 14 103 14 513 26 954 23 865 19 644 14 408 8 704 10 253
Malta 3 984 314 197 227 392 476 300 233 620 326 208 367 324
Netherlands 183 755 2 009 3 632 3 069 7 193 4 553 12 315 62 595 53 259 18 910 7 626 4 840 3 754
Poland 424 724 4 643 6 259 7 234 12 182 11 905 46 455 114 905 128 979 60 683 18 733 5 928 6 818
Portugal 17 440 313 426 898 980 766 1 228 4 732 3 660 2 301 1 056 652 428
Romania 1 943 436 40 690 60 758 74 568 154 023 261 726 277 841 270 178 250 306 157 955 140 906 128 398 126 087
Slovakia 81 318 868 1 596 1 804 3 452 2 408 5 329 27 565 22 494 7 041 2 565 2 354 3 842
Slovenia 25 178 420 517 968 1 988 2 450 2 952 5 342 5 863 2 021 1 066 785 806
Spain 89 155 2 856 5 201 3 793 5 819 3 968 7 563 15 505 15 299 15 236 4 945 6 259 2 711
Sweden 56 739 992 1 062 1 503 1 446 4 506 9 823 17 800 10 095 5 546 1 960 1 098 908
United Kingdom 352 054 13 851 21 852 14 920 13 654 25 179 52 681 55 553 70 644 45 058 18 227 10 007 10 428
Other countries from EU 84 774 692 1 860 1 649 2 764 8 432 11 860 20 990 19 361 10 756 2 742 1 693 1 975
Other European countries 3 601 426 196 052 186 036 190 601 209 854 237 577 420 990 564 490 604 678 348 946 237 817 194 382 210 003
FYROM 583 026 60 031 46 403 48 412 48 507 39 246 40 989 53 099 60 045 44 851 54 610 41 758 45 075
Norway 51 142 184 378 514 794 2 200 12 643 17 874 12 081 2 677 1 162 325 310
Russian Fed. 565 754 10 138 10 327 8 829 11 057 32 307 140 505 156 436 119 247 50 863 9 949 6 418 9 678
Serbia 541 303 29 033 41 926 37 035 39 751 43 344 47 895 59 516 64 481 50 373 43 098 40 921 43 930
Switzerland 34 280 1 142 810 968 2 415 1 804 3 686 7 622 7 753 3 872 2 650 845 713
Turkey 1 437 276 83 788 73 815 80 062 91 274 98 285 106 563 186 747 266 920 158 821 106 643 89 547 94 811
Ukraine 388 645 11 736 12 377 14 781 16 056 20 391 68 709 83 196 74 151 37 489 19 705 14 568 15 486
Оther countries 334 278 13 853 15 348 16 465 18 975 26 030 40 862 55 437 58 749 36 360 23 974 12 788 15 437
Canada 19 113 523 518 611 1 079 1 729 2 594 3 633 3 023 2 491 1 610 740 562
Israel 209 304 9 989 11 823 11 093 10 174 12 604 21 674 35 498 42 192 23 001 13 892 6 489 10 875
Japan 14 898 331 334 504 1 087 2 400 3 599 1 349 1 411 1 201 1 518 734 430
USA 90 963 3 010 2 673 4 257 6 635 9 297 12 995 14 957 12 123 9 667 6 954 4 825 3 570
Rest of the world 792 792 31 224 29 921 35 199 44 890 50 170 117 941 142 998 136 626 77 272 50 945 37 335 38 271
16.03.2018
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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  • Friday, 10 August 2018 - 11:00

    In June 2018, 2 890 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 130.1 thousand and the bed-places were 290.0 thousand. In comparison with June 2017, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 4.3%, while the bed-places in them decreased by 1.7%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in June 2018 was 4 064.4 thousand, or by 4.5% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in June 2018 reached 200.3 million BGN or by 6.5% more compared to June 2017.

  • Friday, 27 July 2018 - 11:00

    In June 2018, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 677.3 thousand or by 9.4% above the registered in June 2017. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in June 2018 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 41.0%, followed by the trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 35.5%, and with professional purpose - 23.5%.

    In June 2018, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 1 550.4 thousand or by 7.0% more in comparison with June 2017. In June 2018, the predominant share of the visits with holiday and recreation purpose was 50.9%, followed by trips with other purposes - 34.7%, and with professional purpose - 14.4%.

  • Wednesday, 11 July 2018 - 11:00

    In May 2018, 2 345 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 107.1 thousand and the bed-places were 233.8 thousand. In comparison with May 2017, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 4.7% and the bed-places in them - by 2.4%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in May 2018 was 1 571.8 thousand, or by 20.0% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in May 2018 reached 78.3 million BGN or by 27.2% more compared to May 2017.

  • Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 11:00

    In May 2018, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 728.9 thousand or by 11.6% above the registered in May 2017. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in May 2018 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 38.6%, followed by the trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 34.3%, and with professional purpose - 27.1%.

    In May 2018, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 938.6 thousand or by 8.4% more in comparison with May 2017. In May 2018, the predominant share of the visits with other purposes was 41.4%, followed by trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 39.0%, and with professional purpose - 19.6%.

  • Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 11:00

    In April 2018, 2 037 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 68.8 thousand and the bed-places were 143.6 thousand. In comparison with April 2017, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 3.7%, while the bed-places in them decreased by 3.4%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in April 2018 was 895.0 thousand, or by 1.4% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in April 2018 reached 47.1 million BGN or by 6.4% more compared to April 2017.

  • Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - 11:00

    In April 2018, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 606.4 thousand or by 10.5% above the registered in April 2017. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in April 2018 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 41.9%, followed by the trips with professional purpose - 30.1%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - 28.0%.

    In April 2018, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 701.9 thousand or by 10.8% more in comparison with April 2017. In April 2018, the predominant share of the visits with other purposes was 40.1%, followed by trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 39.4%, and with professional purpose - 20.5%.

  • Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 11:00

    In the first quarter of 2018, 1 002.0 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority (84.2%) of them travelled only within the country, 13.2% - only abroad and 2.6% - both in the country and abroad. Compared to the same quarter of 2017 the total number of the travelled persons aged 15 and over increased by 8.2%.

  • Friday, 11 May 2018 - 11:00

    In March 2018, 1 942 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 56.8 thousand and the bed-places were 114.9 thousand. In comparison with March 2017, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 3.1%, and the bed-places in them - by 2.8%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in March 2018 was 832.9 thousand, or by 6.4% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in March 2018 reached 44.9 million BGN or by 12.9% more compared to March 2017.

  • Friday, 27 April 2018 - 11:00

    In March 2018, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 461.9 thousand or by 5.6% above the registered in March 2017. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in March 2018 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 44.3%, followed by the trips with professional purpose - 30.3%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - 25.4%.

    In March 2018, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 524.3 thousand or by 10.5% more in comparison with March 2017. In March 2018, the predominant share of the visits with other purposes was 40.4%, followed by trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 39.2%, and with professional purpose - 20.4%.

  • Thursday, 12 April 2018 - 11:00

    In February 2018, 1 883 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 54.9 thousand and the bed-places were 110.7 thousand. In comparison with February 2017, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 2.8%, and the bed-places in them - by 0.8%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in February 2018 was 939.4 thousand, or by 3.5% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in February 2018 reached 50.2 million BGN or by 9.6% more compared to February 2017.

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.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2017 in infographics
    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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