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
  • Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 11:00

    In the second quarter of 2017, 1 149.8 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority (83.6%) of them travelled only within the country, 13.5% - only abroad and 2.9% - both in the country and abroad. Compared to the same quarter of 2016 the total number of the travelled persons aged 15 and over increased by 26.5%, as the number of the Bulgarian residents travelled only in the country increased by 31.1%, travelled only abroad - by 8.9% and the number of persons travelled both in the country and abroad - by 0.3%.

  • Thursday, 10 August 2017 - 11:00

    In June 2017, 2 771 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 129.1 thousand and the bed-places were 294.9 thousand. In comparison with June 2016, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased with 0.5%, and the bed-places in them - by 5.5%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in June 2017 was 3 889.5 thousand, or by 8.5% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in June 2017 reached 188.0 million BGN or by 14.9% more compared to June 2016. 

  • Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 11:00

    In June 2017, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 618.9 thousand or by 9.5% above the registered in June 2016. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in June 2017 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 45.5%, followed by the trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 30.6%, and with professional purpose - 23.9%.

    In June 2017, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 1 448.6 thousand or by 6.9% more in comparison with June 2016. An increase was registered in the trips with other purposes - by 20.4% and with holiday and recreation purpose - by 5.9%, while those with professional purpose decreased by 17.1%.

  • Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - 11:00

    In May 2017, 2 240 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 103.6 thousand and the bed-places were 228.2 thousand. In comparison with May 2016, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased with 0.5%, and the bed-places in them - by 2.8%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in May 2017 was 1 310.1 thousand, or by 3.0% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in May 2017 reached 61.5 million BGN or by 2.8% more compared to May 2016.

  • Tuesday, 27 June 2017 - 11:00

    In May 2017, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 653.3 thousand or by 15.7% above the registered in May 2016. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in May 2017 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 38.2%, followed by the trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 36.0%, and with professional purpose - 25.8%.

    In May 2017, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 866.3 thousand or by 7.2% more in comparison with May 2016. An increase was registered in the trips by all observed purposes: with professional purpose - by 22.4%, with holiday and recreation purpose - by 5.3%, and with other purposes - by 3.9%.

  • Monday, 12 June 2017 - 11:00

    In April 2017, 1 965 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 67.2 thousand and the bed-places were 148.7 thousand. In comparison with April 2016, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased with 1.0%, and the bed-places in them - by 1.4%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in April 2017 was 908.0 thousand, or by 11.5% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in April 2017 reached 44.2 million BGN or by 16.9% more compared to April 2016.

  • Monday, 29 May 2017 - 11:00

    In April 2017, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 548.8 thousand or by 17.7% above the registered in April. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in April 2017 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 46.4%, followed by the trips with professional purpose - 27.6%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - 26.0%.

    In April 2017, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 633.7 thousand or by 13.5% more in comparison with April 2016. An increase was registered in the trips by all observed purposes: with professional purpose - by 19.5%, with other purposes - by 18.1%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - by 6.8%.

  • Tuesday, 23 May 2017 - 11:00

    In the first quarter of 2017, 926.1 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority (89.4%) of them travelled only within the country, 9.4% - only abroad and 1.2% - both in the country and abroad. Compared to the same quarter of 2016 the total number of the travelled persons aged 15 and over increased by 68.3%, as the number of the Bulgarian residents travelled only in the country increased by 80.2%, travelled only abroad - by 13.3% while the number of persons travelled both in the country and abroad decreased by 20.2%.

  • Friday, 12 May 2017 - 11:00

    In March 2017, 1 884 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 111.8 thousand. In comparison with March 2016, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased with 1.8%, and the bed-places in them - by 3.5%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in March 2017 was 782.6 thousand, or by 5.5% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in March 2017 reached 39.8 million BGN or by 13.9% more compared to March 2016.

  • Friday, 28 April 2017 - 11:00

    In March 2017, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 437.6 thousand or by 23.4% above the registered in March 2016. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in March 2017 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 44.5%, followed by the trips with professional purpose - 30.5%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - 25.0%. 

    In March 2017, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 474.5 thousand or by 20.1% more in comparison with March 2016. An increase was registered in the trips by all observed purposes: with professional purpose - by 32.0%, with holiday and recreation purpose - by 24.3%, and with other purposes - by 11.0%.

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