Trips of Bulgarian residents abroad by months and by country of destination


Time series: TUR_1.2_Bul_en.xls

TRIPS OF BULGARIAN RESIDENTS ABROAD BY MOUNTHS AND BY COUNTRY OF DISTANITION IN 2018
(Number)
Counrty of destinstion Total Months
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII
TOTAL 6 698 526 387 643 379 498 461 914 606 357 728 898 677 291 727 471 736 725 633 407 454 688 426 261 478 373
Of which:                          
EU 3 993 584 239 998 218 564 246 833 345 424 456 596 391 371 459 113 469 847 376 843 273 867 232 774 282 354
Austria 221 638 14 465 14 377 13 735 18 718 25 974 22 690 22 646 21 329 19 888 15 949 15 235 16 632
Belgium 105 830 7 115 7 430 8 183 11 609 11 843 11 328 6 074 9 522 5 282 8 878 8 528 10 038
Croatia 36 222 989 1 436 2 944 4 735 4 557 2 610 5 902 4 202 2 912 25 389 21 889 41 233
Cyprus 13 722 858 364 1 402 1 781 1 283 1 695 1 192 1 892 1 005 100 166 73 832 88 783
Czech Rep. 101 917 9 656 6 917 8 761 5 756 8 651 9 047 12 670 10 941 10 368 3 660 3 426 2 050
Denmark 28 943 2 124 1 085 3 960 1 459 2 312 1 377 3 912 2 530 1 048 513 334 952
Finland 5 084 429 87 184 1 077 333 381 522 476 383 11 366 10 090 11 620
France 148 953 13 476 11 906 16 061 10 319 15 476 15 693 13 138 18 722 14 580 15 351 15 872 17 573
Germany 422 268 18 869 21 357 22 280 36 681 43 323 36 538 66 145 47 133 41 431 936 616 698
Greece 1 402 560 83 615 61 526 66 196 115 482 184 194 126 723 150 372 195 511 156 160 422 663 541
Hungary 68 995 2 881 4 277 4 522 7 171 6 220 4 257 10 082 8 375 5 014 5 305 4 050 4 915
Ireland 11 256 1 034 298 560 487 1 023 1 713 1 637 2 050 655 15 145 12 643 11 397
Italy 242 301 12 547 11 416 12 174 28 513 28 885 26 725 28 771 28 560 15 914 4 487 2 795 5 765
Malta 11 237 356 239 745 938 620 2 343 2 493 1 226 651 869 743 718
Netherlands 71 339 3 768 3 343 7 353 8 174 5 107 4 816 7 851 8 887 7 770 33 624 40 745 34 218
Poland 73 849 4 394 2 771 5 996 8 242 8 836 12 233 4 483 6 388 7 459 3 587 1 428 3 292
Portugal 20 126 1 630 1 135 1 975 3 246 844 1 712 3 984 1 558 1 712 2 564 962 4 045
Romania 523 058 21 953 43 859 34 769 41 795 58 082 59 838 62 772 45 899 45 504 5 083 2 415 8 698
Slovakia 39 185 4 871 937 3 490 1 970 1 833 2 596 5 584 4 986 4 611 198 269 745
Slovenia 36 738 2 527 1 513 2 130 4 189 1 693 2 430 6 020 6 035 2 630 9 614 4 503 5 465
Spain 181 412 15 669 13 439 10 687 15 493 19 800 23 575 18 470 18 446 12 757 2 020 1 905 2 010
Sweden 19 577 2 718 916 3 283 918 1 050 1 544 1 405 1 450 1 929 5 707 7 362 6 081
United Kingdom 178 589 12 792 6 261 13 467 14 705 20 033 15 028 19 640 20 967 16 511 1 032 537 2 795
Other countries from EU 28 785 1 262 1 675 1 976 1 966 4 624 4 479 3 348 2 762 669 2 002 1 932 2 090
Other European countries 2 533 595 136 215 148 749 199 012 243 870 248 110 269 229 251 743 252 040 243 885 170 648 183 323 186 771
FYROM 416 448 26 095 29 343 27 931 39 474 45 053 49 179 33 331 53 591 33 416 25 303 20 900 32 832
Norway 8 469 451 431 220 388 966 1 225 1 413 1 197 287 308 976 607
Russian Fed. 59 080 3 044 2 026 4 932 6 091 5 898 7 485 7 032 5 809 7 353 2 958 3 803 2 649
Serbia 493 950 36 004 36 291 42 141 54 834 44 836 46 764 38 142 45 801 47 362 32 598 33 118 36 059
Switzerland 18 247 2 216 2 382 1 813 535 992 1 859 1 761 894 1 546 106 305 121 897 112 204
Turkey 1 515 894 67 408 76 943 120 455 140 466 147 404 160 760 167 301 142 126 152 625 1 195 1 555 1 226
Ukraine 21 507 997 1 333 1 520 2 082 2 961 1 957 2 763 2 622 1 296 1 981 1 074 1 194
Оther countries 46 973 2 281 2 975 3 643 2 439 7 582 5 924 3 511 7 524 3 651 2 746 3 180 1 517
Canada 7 363 305 689 646 241 619 1 201 676 1 379 687 1 375 1 086 858
Israel 19 545 891 1 249 1 514 1 571 3 208 2 004 1 440 2 828 1 521 235 493 192
USA 20 065 1 085 1 037 1 483 627 3 755 2 719 1 395 3 317 1 443 1 136 1 601 467
Rest of the world 124 374 9 149 9 210 12 426 14 624 16 610 10 767 13 104 7 314 9 028 7 427 6 984 7 731

"-" figures not applicable
15.02.2019
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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  • Friday, 11 May 2018 - 11:00

    In March 2018, 1 942 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 56.8 thousand and the bed-places were 114.9 thousand. In comparison with March 2017, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 3.1%, and the bed-places in them - by 2.8%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in March 2018 was 832.9 thousand, or by 6.4% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in March 2018 reached 44.9 million BGN or by 12.9% more compared to March 2017.

  • Friday, 27 April 2018 - 11:00

    In March 2018, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 461.9 thousand or by 5.6% above the registered in March 2017. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in March 2018 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 44.3%, followed by the trips with professional purpose - 30.3%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - 25.4%.

    In March 2018, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 524.3 thousand or by 10.5% more in comparison with March 2017. In March 2018, the predominant share of the visits with other purposes was 40.4%, followed by trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 39.2%, and with professional purpose - 20.4%.

  • Thursday, 12 April 2018 - 11:00

    In February 2018, 1 883 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 54.9 thousand and the bed-places were 110.7 thousand. In comparison with February 2017, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 2.8%, and the bed-places in them - by 0.8%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in February 2018 was 939.4 thousand, or by 3.5% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in February 2018 reached 50.2 million BGN or by 9.6% more compared to February 2017.

  • Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 11:00

    In February 2018, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 379.5 thousand or by 3.5% above the registered in February 2017. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in February 2018 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 49.7%, followed by the trips with professional purpose - 27.6%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - 22.7%.

    In February 2018, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 457.4 thousand or by 4.9% more in comparison with February 2017. In February 2018, the predominant share of the visits with holiday and recreation purpose was 42.2%, followed by trips with other purposes - 37.7%, and with professional purpose - 20.1%.

  • Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 11:00
    Updated on: 23.03.2018 1

    In January 2018, 1 894 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 56.2 thousand and the bed-places were 124.0 thousand. In comparison with January 2017, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 5.4%, and the bed-places in them - by 3.7%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in January 2018 was 910.0 thousand, or by 13.5% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in January 2018 reached 50.0 million BGN or by 20.2% more compared to January 2017.


    1 The press release, published at 11:00 on March 13, 2018, was updated due to a technical error in the attached table.
     
  • Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 11:00

    In January 2018, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 387.6 thousand or by 4.9% above the registered in January 2017. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in January 2018 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 49.1%, followed by the trips with professional purpose - 25.8%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - 25.1%.

    In January 2018, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 544.0 thousand or by 19.7% more in comparison with January 2017. In January 2018, the predominant share of the visits with holiday and recreation purpose was 43.4%, followed by trips with other purposes - 39.0%, and with professional purpose - 17.6%.

  • Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 11:00

    In the fourth quarter of 2017, 1 329.7 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority (85.2%) of them travelled only within the country, 11.1% - only abroad and 3.7% - 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 59.5%.

  • Monday, 12 February 2018 - 11:00

    In December 2017, 1 946 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 57.5 thousand and the bed-places were 116.6 thousand. In comparison with December 2016, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 0.4%, and the bed-places in them decreased - by 0.1%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in December 2017 was 833.3 thousand, or by 3.1% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in December 2017 reached 44.3 million BGN or by 6.6% more compared to December 2016.

  • Monday, 29 January 2018 - 11:00

    In December 2017, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 459.2 thousand or by 15.6% above the registered in December 2016. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in December 2017 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 49.1%, followed by the trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 27.6%, and with professional purpose - 23.3%.

    In December 2017, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 596.1 thousand or by 12.2% more in comparison with December 2016. In December 2017, the predominant share of the visits with other purposes was 46.4%, followed by trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 35.1%, and with professional purpose - 18.5%.

  • Friday, 12 January 2018 - 11:00

    In November 2017, 1 787 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 52.3 thousand and the bed-places were 106.3 thousand. In comparison with November 2016, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 1.3%, and the bed-places in them - by 0.6%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in November 2017 was 711.3 thousand, or by 10.5% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in November 2017 reached 37.5 million BGN or by 12.5% more compared to November 2016.

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