In the second quarter of 2009 there were 3 015 accommodation establishments - hotels, motels, camping sites, mountain chalets and other establishments for short-term accommodation with more than 10 bed places. The total number of the nights spent in the second quarter of 2009 in all accommodation establishments fell by 747.8 thousand (16.4%) as compared to the same period of 2008.
Trips of Bulgarian residents abroad and arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria
National Statistical Institute
|Contact organisation unit|
"Statistics of Tourism and Business Surveys" Department
|Contact person function|
|Contact mail address|
2, P. Volov Str., 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria
|Contact email address|
|Contact phone number|
+359 2 9857 681
|Contact fax number|
|Metadata last certified||24 October 2017|
|Metadata last posted||24 October 2017|
|Metadata last update||24 October 2017|
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.
Nomenclature of the countries and territories by statistical purposes.
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.
Every tourist - Bulgarian or foreign citizen.
All foreign and Bulgarian residents passing the border.
For the Trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - definite countries, for the foreigners - territory of Republic of Bulgaria.
From January 2008 to the last reference month of the current year.
|Unit of measure|
|Legal acts and other agreements|
A gentleman's agreement with the World Tourism Organization.
|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.
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
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|
|Accessibility and clarity|
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 are not disseminated.
|Documentation on methodology|
Methodology of the survey.
The users are the Council of Ministers, Ministry of tourism, the districts and municipalities authorities, tourist organizations, science organizations, international organizations and others.
The users satisfaction survey is not carried out.
The data cover the requirements for completeness as regards the recommendations of the World Tourism Organization.
|Accuracy and reliability|
The statistical data are with high degree of accuracy as regards the recommendations of the World Tourism Organization.
|Timeliness and punctuality|
The data are published 27 days after the reference month.
The publication dates by point 15.1 are observed.
|Coherence and comparability|
|Comparability - geographical|
|Comparability - over time|
The data are calculated by common methodology and are comparable by years.
|Coherence - cross domain|
|Coherence - internal|
|Cost and burden|
|Data revision - policy|
|Data revision - practice|
· Ministry of Interior;
· NSI?s regular monthly sample survey of passing Bulgarian and foreign citizens on the border check points.
|Frequency of 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.
The data are aggregated to total for the country.
- 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, 14 August 2009 - 11:00
Monday, 27 July 2009 - 11:00
The number of the trips of Bulgarian residents travelling abroad was 485 892 in June 2009, which was 10.8% less than the number of the trips in June 2008.
The number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 957 271 in June 2009, or 12.7% less than the number of trips in the same month of 2008.
Friday, 26 June 2009 - 11:00
In May 2009 the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad were 493 228 and decreased by 6.4% in comparison with May 2008. Arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria in May 2009 were 558 295 and decreased by 10.1% in comparison with the same month of 2008.
Friday, 29 May 2009 - 11:00
By preliminarily data, 1 168 thousand Bulgarian residents travelled to the country and abroad in the first quarter of 2009. The total number of the persons travelled with tourist purpose increased by 18.6% in comparison with the same period of 2008.
Wednesday, 27 May 2009 - 11:00
In April 2009 the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad were 482 929 and increased by 5.9% in comparison with April 2008.
Arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria in April 2009 were 485 817 and decreased by 5.4% in comparison with the same month of 2008.
Friday, 15 May 2009 - 11:00
1 957 accommodation establishments – hotels, motels, camping sites, mountain chalets and other establishments for short-term accommodation with more than 10 bed places functioned in the country in the first quarter of 2009. The number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments fell by 11.2% in the first quarter of 2009 compared to same period in 2008 and rose to 1 632 thousand.
Monday, 27 April 2009 - 11:00
In March 2009 the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad were 403 718 and decreased by 15.1% in comparison with March 2008.
Arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria in March 2009 were 334 417 and decreased by 7.3% in comparison with the same month of 2008.
Friday, 10 April 2009 - 11:00
By final data, 1 329 thousand Bulgarian residents travelled to the country and abroad in 2008.
In 2008 the structure of tourist trips’ expenditures by type showed that expenditures on food were the highest percentage from the total expenditures on domestic trips - 43.1%, while the expenditures on transport were the highest percentage from total expenditures on outbound trips - 30.0%.