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Statistics on Tourism and Business surveys Department

Maria Gergova
Head of Statistics on Tourism and Business surveys Department
Born in Sofia.
Master’s Degree in Economics, specialty ‘Statistics and Financial Econometrics’ - Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’, Sofia.
Master’s Degree in Information Technologies, specialty ‘Information and Managing Technologies’ - University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia.
She has been working at the National Statistical Institute since 1999, holding various expert and managerial positions.
Contact Information:
Address: Sofia 1038, 2, "P. Volov" Str.
Telephone: +359 2 9857 529


The ‘Statistics on Tourism and Business surveys’ Department (STBS) shall perform the following activities:

1. elaborate new and improve the existing methodologies, methods and instruments for carrying out the statistical surveys in the field of business surveys and tourism;

2. organize and conduct statistical surveys on tourism, business tendencies and consumers, included in the National Statistical Programme in accordance with the harmonized methods of the EU;

3. be liable for operational planning and reporting of statistical surveys in the mentioned areas;

4. elaborate and update technical specifications for automated processing of information from the statistical surveys on tourism, business tendencies and consumers;

5. participate in coordination and updating of legal basis in compliance with the requirements of national and international standards;

6. be liable for the quality, reliability, protection and dissemination of data from statistical surveys on tourism, business tendencies and consumers;

7. provide methodological assistance and support to the respondents, to the Regional Statistical Offices and to users of statistical information for tourism, business surveys and consumers;

8. prepare analytical materials, support time series and disseminate statistical information necessary for general statistical surveys and international questionnaires;

9. prepare and submit data to the European Commission, to Eurostat and to other structures of the European Commission within the legal deadline, provide information based on the interinstitutional agreements and information services to external users;

10. participate in working groups, task forces, seminars organized by the European Commission, Eurostat and other international organisations.