In the first quarter of 2013, 550.3 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority part (84.4%) of them travelled only in the country, 12.9% - only abroad and 2.7% - both in the country and abroad. Compared to the same quarter of 2012 the total number of the travelled persons aged 15 and over decreased by 12.3%, as a reduction was observed in the number of the Bulgarian residents travelled in the country - by 14.4%, while in the number of persons travelled abroad increased by 5.2%. The average expenditure per person for private trips both in the country and abroad decreased by 22.2% and 20.8% respectively. The average expenditure for professional trips per person in the country decreased by 3.4%, while abroad it increased by 72.6%.
Tourist Trips and Tourism-related Expenditure of the Population in the First Quarter of 2013 (preliminary data)