Expenditure on tourist trips of the population




Euro-SDMX Metadata Structure (ESMS)

Tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population - Expenditure on tourist trips of the population
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

"Statistics on 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

Not aplicable.

Metadata update
Metadata last certified31 March 2017
Metadata last posted20 November 2013
Metadata last update31 July 2014
Statistical presentation
Data description

Statistical survey on tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population provides data on the number of tourists, the number of trips in the country and abroad, as well as expenditure on trips.

Classification system

None

Sector coverage

The object of the survey is the residents of 15 years age and over in Bulgaria. The statistical survey is a sample survey and the sample includes households in the country. All persons of 15 years age and over, members of the selected households are interviewed.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Tourism trips - every private or professional trip outside the place where they live for a period no more than one year and whose main purpose is not doing any activity for payment.

The tourist trips can be the following:

Private - holiday, visit culture and sport events, medical treatment, education, religion activities, visit relatives and friends, and others.

Professional - business trip, participation in conference, congress and seminars, conclude bargains and others.

Visitor is a traveller taking a trip to a main destination outside his/her usual environment for no longer than one year whose main purpose is not doing any activities for a payment. People traveling daily or weekly for work, study, shopping, visiting the physician and others excluded from the definition of a visitor.

Usual environment of a person includes places located near his home as well as places frequented by him. It has two aspects - vicinity and frequency of the visits. Places located close to the place of residence of a person are part of the usual environment, even so though they maybe rarely visited. For example, if the place where the villa or vacation house is located near to home, but rarely visited, it is part of the usual environment of a person.

Statistical unit

Persons 15 years and over.

Statistical population

Population 15 years and over in Republic of the Bulgaria.

Reference area

For the territory of Republic of Bulgaria

Time coverage

From 2008

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Number, thousand BGN

Reference period

Quarterly.

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Till the end of 2011 - Directive 95/57 EC;

· Since January 2012 - Regulation 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning European statistics on tourism and Commission implementing Regulation 1051/2011 implementing Regulation 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning European statistics on tourism, as regards the structure of the quality reports and the transmission of the data.

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

Release date of the statistical information is indicated in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

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 Domain 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

Quarterly.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Quarterly

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

Data on expenditure of the tourist trips are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics ? Tourism - Tourist trips and tourism related expenditure of the population - Expenditure on tourist trips of the population: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/7086

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

None

Documentation on methodology
  • Methodology of the tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population;
  • Methodological manual for statistics on tourism in 2011.
Quality documentation

Not available

Quality management
Quality assurance

Quality assurance in survey on tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population is carried out in accordance with:

· Regulation 1051/2011 implementing Regulation 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning European statistics on tourism, as regards the structure of the quality reports and the transmission of the data.

· Policy and program quality management of the BNSI.

Quality assessment

Since 2013, BNSI has prepared an annually quality report of the survey on tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population containing information about various aspects of quality.

Relevance
User needs

Main users of the data on tourist trips and expenditure for them involved are ministries and other users in the country, as well as Eurostat and other international organizations.

User satisfaction

No information.

Completeness

The survey on tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population includes all mandatory variables according Regulation 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning European statistics on tourism.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

The sample used for the survey is two-stage cluster sample The sample size is 3 000 households or about 5 250 persons aged 15 years and over. Due to the sampling approach used in the survey, results are subject of errors which attributable to sample(stochastic errors) as well as other errors relating to the inability to be interviewed some of the units in the sample, error in registration of responses, processing, and others.

Sampling error

The survey is a sample and calculates the coefficient of variation, standard error or confidence interval for each quarter.

Non-sampling error

To reduce the numbers of non-respondents in the survey, BNSI send letters to households that are selected in the sample.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

Data on expenditure of tourist trips and expenditure from them are published 45 days after the reporting quarter.

Punctuality

Release date of the data of 15.1 is observed.

Coherence and comparability

Not applicable.

Comparability - geographical

The data are representative for the country.

Comparability - over time

The data 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

The statistical survey on tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population.

Frequency of data collection

Quarterly

Data collection

The data on survey is collected by questionnaire of the tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population.

Data validation

Primary data of the questionnaires are entered into software, which made logical and arithmetic checks, and at the same time discrepancies are corrected. Additional logical compatibility of data in the aggregated files is carried out.

Data compilation

The completed questionnaires are coded and data entry is done on computer at the Regional statistical office. The BNSI are received primary data, where it performed processing, correcting, analyzing and weighing at the national level.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Comment

None

Metadata Structure Definition: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml


ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS)

Tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population - Expenditure on tourist trips of the population
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

"Statistics on 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

Not aplicable.

Statistical presentation
Data description

Statistical survey on tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population provides data on the number of tourists, the number of trips in the country and abroad, as well as expenditure on trips.

Classification system

None

Sector coverage

The object of the survey is the residents of 15 years age and over in Bulgaria. The statistical survey is a sample survey and the sample includes households in the country. All persons of 15 years age and over, members of the selected households are interviewed.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Tourism trips - every private or professional trip outside the place where they live for a period no more than one year and whose main purpose is not doing any activity for payment.

The tourist trips can be the following:

Private - holiday, visit culture and sport events, medical treatment, education, religion activities, visit relatives and friends, and others.

Professional - business trip, participation in conference, congress and seminars, conclude bargains and others.

Visitor is a traveller taking a trip to a main destination outside his/her usual environment for no longer than one year whose main purpose is not doing any activities for a payment. People traveling daily or weekly for work, study, shopping, visiting the physician and others excluded from the definition of a visitor.

Usual environment of a person includes places located near his home as well as places frequented by him. It has two aspects - vicinity and frequency of the visits. Places located close to the place of residence of a person are part of the usual environment, even so though they maybe rarely visited. For example, if the place where the villa or vacation house is located near to home, but rarely visited, it is part of the usual environment of a person.

Statistical unit

Persons 15 years and over.

Statistical population

Population 15 years and over in Republic of the Bulgaria.

Reference area

For the territory of Republic of Bulgaria

Time coverage

From 2008

Base period

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

The statistical survey on tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population.

Frequency of data collection

Quarterly

Data collection

The data on survey is collected by questionnaire of the tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population.

Data validation

Primary data of the questionnaires are entered into software, which made logical and arithmetic checks, and at the same time discrepancies are corrected. Additional logical compatibility of data in the aggregated files is carried out.

Data compilation

The completed questionnaires are coded and data entry is done on computer at the Regional statistical office. The BNSI are received primary data, where it performed processing, correcting, analyzing and weighing at the national level.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Quality assurance in survey on tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population is carried out in accordance with:

· Regulation 1051/2011 implementing Regulation 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning European statistics on tourism, as regards the structure of the quality reports and the transmission of the data.

· Policy and program quality management of the BNSI.

Quality assessment

Since 2013, BNSI has prepared an annually quality report of the survey on tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population containing information about various aspects of quality.

Relevance
User needs

Main users of the data on tourist trips and expenditure for them involved are ministries and other users in the country, as well as Eurostat and other international organizations.

User satisfaction

No information.

Completeness

The survey on tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population includes all mandatory variables according Regulation 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning European statistics on tourism.

Data completeness - rate

Not applicable.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

The sample used for the survey is two-stage cluster sample The sample size is 3 000 households or about 5 250 persons aged 15 years and over. Due to the sampling approach used in the survey, results are subject of errors which attributable to sample(stochastic errors) as well as other errors relating to the inability to be interviewed some of the units in the sample, error in registration of responses, processing, and others.

Sampling error

The survey is a sample and calculates the coefficient of variation, standard error or confidence interval for each quarter.

Sampling errors - indicators

Coafficient of variation.

Non-sampling error

To reduce the numbers of non-respondents in the survey, BNSI send letters to households that are selected in the sample.

Coverage error

Not applicable.

Over-coverage - rate

Not applicable.

Common units - proportion

Not applicable.

Measurement error

Not applicable.

Non response error

Not aplicable.

Unit non-response - rate

Among 3.5 and 6%.

Item non-response - rate

Among 1.0 and 5.5%.

Processing error

Calculated the coeficient of variation.

Imputation - rate

8.5%

Model assumption error

Not applicable.

Seasonal adjustment

Not aplicable.

Data revision - policy

Not applicable.

Data revision - practice

Not applicable.

Data revision - average size

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

Data on expenditure of tourist trips and expenditure from them are published 45 days after the reporting quarter.

Time lag - first results

Not applicable.

Time lag - final results

45 days after the reporting quartar.

3 months after reporting year.

Punctuality

Release date of the data of 15.1 is observed.

Punctuality - delivery and publication

The annual data are sent a week before the deadline.

Coherence and comparability

Not applicable.

Comparability - geographical

The data are representative for the country.

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient

Not applicable.

Comparability - over time

The data are comparable by years.

Length of comparable time series

From 2008.

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

Not applicable.

Coherence - National Accounts

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Quarterly

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

Data on expenditure of the tourist trips are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics ? Tourism - Tourist trips and tourism related expenditure of the population - Expenditure on tourist trips of the population: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/7086

Data tables - consultations

No inforamation.

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

None

Metadata - consultations

No information.

Documentation on methodology
  • Methodology of the tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population;
  • Methodological manual for statistics on tourism in 2011.
Metadata completeness – rate

Not applicable.

Quality documentation

Not available

Cost and burden

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.

Comment

None

Metadata Structure Definition: ESQRS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml
  • 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.

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