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 - 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

[email protected]

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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  • Trips of Bulgarian residents abroad by purpose of visit and by country of destination
  • Trips of Bulgarian residents abroad by months and by country of destination
  • Arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria by purpose of visit and by country of origin
  • Arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria by months and by country of origin
  • Friday, 10 February 2017 - 11:00

    In December 2016, 1 938 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 116.7 thousand. In comparison with December 2015 the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased with 1.6%, while the bed-places in them increased by 1.6%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in December 2016 was 808.2 thousand, or by 13.2% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in December 2016 reached 41.6 million BGN or by 14.7% more compared to December 2015. 

  • Friday, 27 January 2017 - 11:00

    In December 2016, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 397.3 thousand or by 28.6% above the registered in December 2015. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in December 2016 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 53.4%, followed by the trips with professional purpose - 24.2%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - 22.4%.

    In December 2016, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 531.1 thousand or by 20.4% more in comparison with December 2015. An increase was registered in the trips by all observed purposes: with professional purpose - by 34.0%, with holiday and recreation purpose - by 19.9%, and with other purposes - by 15.8%.

  • Friday, 13 January 2017 - 11:00

    In November 2016, 1 811 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 53.0 thousand and the bed-places were 107.0 thousand. In comparison with November 2015 the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased with 4.7%, while the bed-places in them remained at the same level.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in November 2016 was 643.6 thousand, or by 10.5% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in November 2016 reached 33.3 million BGN or by 14.0% more compared to November 2015.

  • Tuesday, 27 December 2016 - 11:00

    In November 2016, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 373.5 thousand or by 22.4% above the registered in November 2015. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in November 2016 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 46.7%, followed by the trips with professional purpose - 26.8%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - 26.5%.

    In November 2016, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 524.1 thousand or by 20.0% more in comparison with November 2015. An increase was registered in the trips by all observed purposes: with professional purpose - by 25.2%, with holiday and recreation purpose - by 21.6%, and with other purposes - by 16.9%.

  • Monday, 12 December 2016 - 11:00

    In October 2016, 2 021 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 75.8 thousand and the bed-places were 160.1 thousand. In comparison with October 2015 the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) remained approximately the same level, while the bed-places in them increased by 6.5%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in October 2016 was 881.8 thousand, or by 21.2% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in October 2016 reached 44.4 million BGN or by 23.5% more compared to October 2015.

  • Monday, 28 November 2016 - 11:00

    In October 2016, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 404.0 thousand or by 20.4% above the registered in October 2015. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in October 2016 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 48.7%, followed by the trips with professional purpose - 26.7%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - 24.6%.

    In October 2016, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 678.6 thousand or by 17.6% more in comparison with October 2015. An increase was registered in the trips by all observed purposes: with professional purpose - by 22.9%, with holiday and recreation purpose - by 18.7%, and with other purposes - by 14.9%.

  • Monday, 21 November 2016 - 11:00

    In the third quarter of 2016, 1 517.8 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority (81.3%) of them travelled only within the country, 13.3% - only abroad and 5.4% - both in the country and abroad. Compared to the same quarter of 2015 the total number of the travelled persons aged 15 and over increased by 19.1%, as an increase was observed in the number of the Bulgarian residents travelled both in the country and abroad by 31.9%, only in the country - by 20.3%, and the number of persons travelled only abroad - by 7.9%

  • Thursday, 10 November 2016 - 11:00

    In September 2016, 2 725 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 124.4 thousand and the bed-places were 278.4 thousand. In comparison with September 2015 the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 3.1% and the bed-places in them - by 5.1%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in September 2016 was 3 073.6 thousand, or by 27.1% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in September 2016 reached 146.0 million BGN or by 28.8% more compared to September 2015. 

  • Thursday, 27 October 2016 - 11:00

    In September 2016, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 510.3 thousand or by 13.2% above the registered in September 2015. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in September 2016 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 46.8%, followed by the trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 33.0%, and with professional purpose - 20.2%.

    In September 2016, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 1 192.3 thousand or by 12.9% more in comparison with September 2015. An increase was registered in the trips by all observed purposes: with professional purpose - by 31.1%, with holiday and recreation purpose - by 15.5%, and with other purposes - by 3.7%. 

  • Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 11:00

    In August 2016, 3 122 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 134.1 thousand and the bed-places were 308.9 thousand. In comparison with August 2015 the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 3.1% and the bed-places in them - by 3.3%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in August 2016 was 5 838.2 thousand, or by 13.1% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year,

    The total revenues from nights spent in August 2016 reached 298.9 million BGN or by 15.2% more compared to August 2015.

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