Arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria by purpose of visit and by country of origin


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ARRIVALS OF VISITORS FROM ABROAD TO BULGARIA BY PURPOSE OF VISIT1 AND BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN IN MAY 2020
(Number)
Country of origin Total Purpose of visit
Holiday and recreation Profesional Others 2
TOTAL 120 382 873 37 146 82 363
EU3 49 411 532 13 965 34 914
Austria 281 - 42 239
Belgium 128 3 21 104
Croatia 471 - 157 314
Cyprus 29 - - 29
Czech Rep. 462 - 154 308
Denmark 66 - 28 38
Finland 26 - 9 17
France 157 - 26 131
Germany 1 062 133 338 591
Greece 7 899 307 1 241 6 351
Hungary 1 559 - 359 1 200
Ireland 38 - 8 30
Italy 481 - 215 266
Malta 4 - - 4
Netherlands 356 - 115 241
Poland 6 371 72 1 646 4 653
Portugal 86 6 51 29
Romania 27 848 - 8 902 18 946
Slovakia 314 3 25 286
Slovenia 45 - 8 37
Spain 197 - 41 156
Sweden 61 8 - 53
United Kingdom 784 - 167 617
Other countries from EU 686 - 412 274
Other European countries 60 966 297 20 475 40 194
Norway 18 - 8 10
Republic of North Macedonia 5 037 87 2 512 2 438
Russian Fed. 1 244 9 387 848
Serbia 8 289 111 4 555 3 623
Switzerland 34 - 5 29
Turkey 40 294 41 11 183 29 070
Ukraine 6 050 49 1 825 4 176
Оther countries 1 817 5 80 1 732
Canada .. - .. ..
Israel 62 .. .. 55
Japan .. .. - ..
USA 1 739 4 73 1 662
Rest of the world 8 188 39 2 626 5 523

1Data provided by the Ministry of Interior. In May 2020, no statistical survey was conducted at the border checkpoints due to the suspension of international flights and the closure of land borders because of the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
2 As guest, transit and other purpose of visit are included in the column "Others"
3 Includes UK data until the end of the transition period.
'-' no case registered
'..' confidential data
29.06.2020
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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  • Monday, 29 June 2020 - 11:00

    In May 2020, during the state of emergency and followed epidemic situation in the country, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 123.3 thousand, or by 83.8% under the registered in May 2019. In comparison with April 2020 the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad increased by 63.8%.

    In May 2020, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 120.4 thousand or by 87.3% less in comparison with May 2019. Compared to April 2020, an increase of 48.3% was registered.

  • Wednesday, 24 June 2020 - 11:00

    In the first quarter of 2020, 490.7 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority (83.3%) of them travelled only within the country, 14.2% - only abroad and 2.5% - both in the country and abroad. Compared to the same quarter of 2019 the total number of the travelled persons aged 15 and over decreased by 47.2%.

  • Wednesday, 24 June 2020 - 10:30

    In June 2020, the National Statistical Institute has continued for third time in a row the monthly inquiry survey of the managers of accommodation establishments to gather accurate and timely information on the state and development of their businesses during the state of emergency and the ensuing epidemic situation in the country.

  • Wednesday, 10 June 2020 - 11:00

    In April 2020, in a state of emergency declared on 13.03.2020, 506 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 15.0 thousand and the bed-places were 28.6 thousand. In comparison with April 2019, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 75.3% and the bed-places in them - by 81.9%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in April 2020 was 49.5 thousand, or by 94.9% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in April 2020 reached 2.3 million BGN or by 95.5% less compared to April 2019.

  • Friday, 29 May 2020 - 11:00

    In April 2020, the collapse of the trips of Bulgarian citizens abroad and the visits of foreigners to Bulgaria continued due to the suspension of international flights and the closure of the land borders because of the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

    In April 2020, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 75.3 thousand or by 87.9% under the registered in April 2019.

    In In April 2020, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 81.2 thousand or by 88.9% less in comparison with April 2019.

  • Wednesday, 27 May 2020 - 11:30

    In May 2020, the National Statistical Institute has continued the monthly inquiry survey of the managers of accommodation establishments to gather accurate and timely information on the state and development of their businesses during the state of emergency and the ensuing epidemiological situation in the country.

  • Monday, 11 May 2020 - 11:00

    In March 2020, in a state of emergency declared on 13.03.2020, 1 662 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 51.6 thousand and the bed-places were 104.3 thousand. In comparison with March 2019, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 15.4% and the bed-places in them - by 10.3%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in March 2020 was 381.0 thousand, or by 56.4% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in March 2020 reached 21.1 million BGN or by 56.6% less compared to March 2019.

  • Thursday, 30 April 2020 - 11:00

    In March 2020, a decline in the trips of Bulgarian citizens abroad and the visits of foreigners to Bulgaria was registered due to the suspension of international flights and the closure of the land borders because of the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

    In March 2020, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 230.7 thousand or by 51.8% under the registered in March 2019.

    In March 2020, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 312.8 thousand or by 43.7% less in comparison with March 2019.

  • Tuesday, 28 April 2020 - 16:20

    In April 2020, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) has started a monthly inquiry survey of the managers of accommodation establishments to gather accurate and timely information on the state and development of their businesses during the state of emergency. The survey will be conduct monthly until the end of state of emergency in the country.

  • Friday, 10 April 2020 - 11:00

    In February 2020, 1 874 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 55.2 thousand and the bed-places were 112.3 thousand. In comparison with February 2019, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 0.3% and the bed-places in them - by 0.9%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in February 2020 was 1 053.5 thousand, or by 16.5% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in February 2020 reached 60.9 million BGN or by 18.4% more compared to February 2019.

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  • Statistical Reference Book 2019
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2019 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2015 - 2018 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2019 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2019 in Bulgarian.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2015 - 2018 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2018
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 86th edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2012 - 2017 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2018
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2018 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2014 - 2017 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2017 in infographics
    The National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria offers a different view of the statistical information included in the 85th edition of the Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria.

    The publication is intended for a wider audience as statistical data are presented in a plain and easy understandable way.

    The current state and changes in the socio-economic and cultural life in the country are presented not in the traditional way in tables and text, but through infographics - images, graphics and other visualization tools.

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