Arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria by months and by country of origin


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ARRIVALS OF VISIORS FROM ABROAD TO BULGARIA BY MONTHS AND BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN IN 2019
(Number)
Country of origin Total Months
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII
TOTAL 12 552 152 554 276 482 982 555 620 731 488 946 721 1 537 033 2 083 051 2 325 187 1 286 370 766 411 609 650 673 363
Of which:                          
EU 7 188 623 265 942 226 684 268 140 405 501 593 171 859 076 1 251 269 1 444 803 787 557 399 839 313 706 372 935
Austria 214 179 8 031 7 040 3 776 9 906 10 734 10 074 36 727 59 136 40 044 12 818 5 459 10 434
Belgium 155 367 4 012 5 011 3 081 4 645 6 392 11 187 41 294 43 160 21 959 7 250 3 253 4 123
Croatia 35 071 2 306 1 623 2 516 3 208 3 915 3 144 3 032 3 426 3 294 4 040 2 445 2 122
Cyprus 28 349 1 191 1 107 1 368 2 319 2 704 1 950 4 504 5 828 3 104 1 476 1 023 1 775
Czech Rep. 214 550 1 743 1 739 2 292 2 918 3 832 41 730 60 545 60 228 30 555 2 601 2 531 3 836
Denmark 53 360 817 1 058 1 114 1 563 2 546 5 365 22 855 8 112 6 313 2 131 723 763
Finland 35 800 386 598 855 2 011 4 467 7 266 6 507 5 440 5 342 2 104 427 397
France 250 014 4 593 5 155 5 563 9 059 19 002 17 604 55 224 69 747 40 542 9 570 6 856 7 099
Germany 948 492 15 695 15 045 15 952 30 596 68 462 123 126 204 140 251 032 145 772 39 067 16 745 22 860
Greece 1 277 610 103 677 56 304 77 736 91 372 103 617 161 196 128 548 163 686 92 111 99 743 88 654 110 966
Hungary 111 132 3 135 3 178 4 061 4 728 6 121 13 774 23 425 21 473 17 548 5 563 4 236 3 890
Ireland 45 359 2 076 2 463 2 040 1 443 2 664 7 482 10 398 8 333 4 653 1 107 906 1 794
Italy 167 658 11 558 9 291 10 605 12 671 11 765 12 060 21 408 21 655 20 242 11 147 12 232 13 024
Malta 3 594 320 344 324 233 176 246 426 376 309 202 256 382
Netherlands 176 122 3 584 4 090 5 017 6 386 7 230 11 025 44 530 61 157 16 821 7 431 5 028 3 823
Poland 445 316 7 363 7 488 9 273 13 311 21 975 64 716 106 138 110 842 72 514 13 563 9 759 8 374
Portugal 20 140 752 788 958 1 632 1 473 1 750 2 190 4 153 3 158 1 360 1 044 882
Romania 2 161 004 61 933 64 713 83 342 173 260 264 047 252 027 314 278 373 143 157 545 144 759 128 451 143 506
Slovakia 87 227 1 117 1 211 1 572 1 876 2 248 10 659 30 058 21 500 9 646 2 047 1 710 3 583
Slovenia 19 210 514 660 761 1 580 2 432 1 484 1 919 4 703 2 762 956 758 681
Spain 93 535 3 512 3 715 4 063 6 948 5 147 6 954 16 775 18 698 14 360 4 782 4 126 4 455
Sweden 45 872 1 122 1 240 1 436 2 797 4 161 7 977 7 950 9 465 4 371 2 516 1 468 1 369
United Kingdom 508 342 24 768 30 833 28 016 18 248 33 003 70 550 87 662 97 417 61 992 21 268 13 647 20 938
Other countries from EU 91 320 1 737 1 990 2 419 2 791 5 058 15 730 20 736 22 093 12 600 2 338 1 969 1 859
Other European countries 4 057 316 231 951 203 038 221 941 250 113 262 623 487 176 613 917 663 765 369 411 278 592 236 101 238 688
Norway 46 070 443 464 465 1 040 2 220 8 445 19 420 9 010 2 285 1 355 483 440
Republic of North Macedonia 605 348 67 281 43 380 49 188 49 069 42 966 43 057 53 288 61 362 44 832 57 862 45 620 47 443
Russian Fed. 460 770 10 111 9 950 10 693 12 040 28 298 108 476 115 543 97 059 41 590 10 385 7 026 9 599
Serbia 679 336 39 844 52 928 50 191 56 567 55 293 59 544 72 398 78 418 58 615 53 882 53 240 48 416
Switzerland 40 568 1 000 1 063 1 331 3 051 2 599 3 791 13 494 5 458 3 808 2 179 1 457 1 337
Turkey 1 628 231 98 412 81 094 93 550 107 125 99 044 140 764 212 276 290 422 157 581 125 827 109 559 112 577
Ukraine 596 993 14 860 14 159 16 523 21 221 32 203 123 099 127 498 122 036 60 700 27 102 18 716 18 876
Оther countries 390 147 18 954 19 940 21 203 22 895 30 919 47 078 64 953 65 852 40 387 28 169 13 637 16 160
Canada 22 436 515 511 846 1 487 2 393 3 134 3 558 3 330 3 087 2 138 837 600
Israel 246 404 14 567 15 748 14 456 12 279 15 148 26 399 43 560 47 479 23 589 14 847 7 206 11 126
Japan 12 024 415 531 599 1 085 1 829 1 475 1 133 1 314 1 202 1 141 739 561
USA 109 283 3 457 3 150 5 302 8 044 11 549 16 070 16 702 13 729 12 509 10 043 4 855 3 873
Rest of the world 916 066 37 429 33 320 44 336 52 979 60 008 143 703 152 912 150 767 89 015 59 811 46 206 45 580
14.02.2020
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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  • 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.

  • Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 11:00

    In November 2017, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 417.6 thousand or by 11.8% above the registered in November 2016. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in November 2017 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 46.2%, followed by the trips with professional purpose - 27.8%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - 26.0%.

    In November 2017, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 556.1 thousand or by 6.1% more in comparison with November 2016. In November 2017, the predominant share of the visits with other purposes was 45.5%, followed by trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 32.8%, and with professional purpose - 21.7%.

  • Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 11:00

    In October 2017, 1 959 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 73.0 thousand and the bed-places were 154.5 thousand. In comparison with October 2016, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 3.1%, and the bed-places in them - by 3.6%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in October 2017 was 864.7 thousand, or by 1.9% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in October 2017 reached 44.8 million BGN or by 0.8% more compared to October 2016.

  • Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 11:00

    In October 2017, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 439.0 thousand or by 8.7% above the registered in October 2016. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in October 2017 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 45.7%, followed by the trips with professional purpose - 30.1%, and with holiday and recreation purpose - 24.2%.

    In October 2017, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 712.6 thousand or by 5.0% more in comparison with October 2016. In October 2017, the predominant share of the visits with other purposes was 45.6%, followed by trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 35.2%, and with professional purpose - 19.2%.

  • Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - 11:00

    In the third quarter of 2017, 1 991.8 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority (82.3%) of them travelled only within the country, 14.5% - only abroad and 3.2% - 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 31.2%, as the number of the Bulgarian residents travelled only in the country increased by 32.8%, travelled only abroad - by 43.3% while the number of persons travelled both in the country and abroad decreased by 21.6%.

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