Expenditure on tourist trips of the population




Euro-SDMX Metadata Structure (ESMS)

Tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population - Expenditure on tourist trips of the population
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

‘Statistics of Tourism and Business Surveys'

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 certified19 July 2021
Metadata last posted19 July 2021
Metadata last update19 July 2021
Statistical presentation
Data description

Statistical survey on tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population provides data on the number of tourists, the number of trips in the country and abroad, as well as expenditure on trips.

Classification system

None

Sector coverage

The object of the survey is the residents of 15 years age and over in Bulgaria. The statistical survey is a sample survey and the sample includes households in the country. All persons of 15 years age and over, members of the selected households are interviewed.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Tourism trips - every private or professional trip outside the place where they live for a period no more than one year and whose main purpose is not doing any activity for payment.

The tourist trips can be the following:

Private - holiday, visit culture and sport events, medical treatment, education, religion activities, visit relatives and friends, and others.

Professional - business trip, participation in conference, congress and seminars, conclude bargains and others.

Visitor is a traveller taking a trip to a main destination outside his/her usual environment for no longer than one year whose main purpose is not doing any activities for a payment. People traveling daily or weekly for work, study, shopping, visiting the physician and others excluded from the definition of a visitor.

Usual environment of a person includes places located near his home as well as places frequented by him. It has two aspects - vicinity and frequency of the visits. Places located close to the place of residence of a person are part of the usual environment, even so though they maybe rarely visited. For example, if the place where the villa or vacation house is located near to home, but rarely visited, it is part of the usual environment of a person.

Statistical unit

Persons.

Statistical population

Population 15 years and over in Republic of the Bulgaria.

Reference area

For the territory of Republic of Bulgaria

Time coverage

From 2008

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Number, thousand BGN

Reference period

Quarterly.

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Till the end of 2011 - Directive 95/57 EC;

· Since January 2012 - Regulation 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning European statistics on tourism and Commission implementing Regulation 1051/2011 implementing Regulation 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning European statistics on tourism, as regards the structure of the quality reports and the transmission of the data.

· Commission Delegated Regulation 2019/1681 amending Regulation 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning European statistics of tourism, as regards the transmission deadlines and adaptation of Annexes I and II;

Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics; http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/553

· 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.(http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2009:087:0164:0173:bg:PDF)

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

Release date of the statistical information is indicated in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

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 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

Quarterly.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Quarterly

Publications

· Statistical Reference Book;

· Statistical Yearbook.

·Brochure "Bulgaria"

The electronic versions of the abovementioned publications are available on the NSI web site in the section Products and Services - Publications http://www.nsi.bg/node/41

On-line database

Data on expenditure of the tourist trips are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Tourism - Tourist trips and tourism related expenditure of the population - Expenditure on tourist trips of the population: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/7086 and in the informational system for online statistical queries INFOSTAT: Topic Business Statistics, Subtopics Tourism: https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=226

Micro-data access

Individual anonymous micro-data by the Tourist trips and tourism related expenditure of the population survey could be provided for scientific and research purposes by individual request according to the Rules for Provision of Anonymized Individual Data for Scientific and Research Purposes: http://www.nsi.bg/bg/node/575.

Other

The data by the Tourist trips and tourism related expenditure of the population survey could be provided by request, according to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Information Products and Services (http://www.nsi.bg/bg/node/564/).

Documentation on methodology

· Methodology of the tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population;

· Methodological manual for statistics on tourism in 2011.

Quality documentation

Not available

Quality management
Quality assurance

Quality assurance in survey on tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population is carried out in accordance with:

· Regulation 1051/2011 implementing Regulation 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning European statistics on tourism, as regards the structure of the quality reports and the transmission of the data.

· Policy and program quality management of the BNSI.

Quality assessment

Since 2013, BNSI has prepared an annually quality report of the survey on tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population containing information about various aspects of quality.

Relevance
User needs

Main users of the data on tourist trips and expenditure for them involved are ministries and other users in the country, as well as Eurostat and other international organizations.

User satisfaction

None

Completeness

The survey on tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population includes all mandatory variables according Regulation 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning European statistics on tourism.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

The sample used for the survey is two-stage cluster sample The sample size is 3 000 households or about 5 250 persons aged 15 years and over. Due to the sampling approach used in the survey, results are subject of errors which attributable to sample(stochastic errors) as well as other errors relating to the inability to be interviewed some of the units in the sample, error in registration of responses, processing, and others.

Sampling error

The survey is a sample and calculates the coefficient of variation, standard error or confidence interval for each quarter.

Non-sampling error

To reduce the numbers of non-respondents in the survey, BNSI send letters to households that are selected in the sample.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

Data on expenditure of tourist trips and expenditure from them are published 55 days after the reporting quarter.

Punctuality

Release date of the data is observed.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

The data are representative for the country.

Comparability - over time

The data 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

The statistical survey on tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population.

Frequency of data collection

Quarterly

Data collection

The data on survey is collected by questionnaire of the tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population.

Data validation

Primary data of the questionnaires are entered into software, which made logical and arithmetic checks, and at the same time discrepancies are corrected. Additional logical compatibility of data in the aggregated files is carried out.

Data compilation

The completed questionnaires are coded and data entry is done on computer at the Regional statistical office. The BNSI are received primary data, where it performed processing, correcting, analyzing and weighing at the national level.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Comment

None

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ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS)

Tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population - Expenditure on tourist trips of the population
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

‘Statistics of Tourism and Business Surveys'

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
Statistical presentation
Data description

Statistical survey on tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population provides data on the number of tourists, the number of trips in the country and abroad, as well as expenditure on trips.

Classification system

None

Sector coverage

The object of the survey is the residents of 15 years age and over in Bulgaria. The statistical survey is a sample survey and the sample includes households in the country. All persons of 15 years age and over, members of the selected households are interviewed.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Tourism trips - every private or professional trip outside the place where they live for a period no more than one year and whose main purpose is not doing any activity for payment.

The tourist trips can be the following:

Private - holiday, visit culture and sport events, medical treatment, education, religion activities, visit relatives and friends, and others.

Professional - business trip, participation in conference, congress and seminars, conclude bargains and others.

Visitor is a traveller taking a trip to a main destination outside his/her usual environment for no longer than one year whose main purpose is not doing any activities for a payment. People traveling daily or weekly for work, study, shopping, visiting the physician and others excluded from the definition of a visitor.

Usual environment of a person includes places located near his home as well as places frequented by him. It has two aspects - vicinity and frequency of the visits. Places located close to the place of residence of a person are part of the usual environment, even so though they maybe rarely visited. For example, if the place where the villa or vacation house is located near to home, but rarely visited, it is part of the usual environment of a person.

Statistical unit

Persons.

Statistical population

Population 15 years and over in Republic of the Bulgaria.

Reference area

For the territory of Republic of Bulgaria

Time coverage

From 2008

Base period

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

The statistical survey on tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population.

Frequency of data collection

Quarterly

Data collection

The data on survey is collected by questionnaire of the tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population.

Data validation

Primary data of the questionnaires are entered into software, which made logical and arithmetic checks, and at the same time discrepancies are corrected. Additional logical compatibility of data in the aggregated files is carried out.

Data compilation

The completed questionnaires are coded and data entry is done on computer at the Regional statistical office. The BNSI are received primary data, where it performed processing, correcting, analyzing and weighing at the national level.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Quality assurance in survey on tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population is carried out in accordance with:

· Regulation 1051/2011 implementing Regulation 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning European statistics on tourism, as regards the structure of the quality reports and the transmission of the data.

· Policy and program quality management of the BNSI.

Quality assessment

Since 2013, BNSI has prepared an annually quality report of the survey on tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population containing information about various aspects of quality.

Relevance
User needs

Main users of the data on tourist trips and expenditure for them involved are ministries and other users in the country, as well as Eurostat and other international organizations.

User satisfaction

None

Completeness

The survey on tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population includes all mandatory variables according Regulation 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning European statistics on tourism.

Data completeness - rate
Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

The sample used for the survey is two-stage cluster sample The sample size is 3 000 households or about 5 250 persons aged 15 years and over. Due to the sampling approach used in the survey, results are subject of errors which attributable to sample(stochastic errors) as well as other errors relating to the inability to be interviewed some of the units in the sample, error in registration of responses, processing, and others.

Sampling error

The survey is a sample and calculates the coefficient of variation, standard error or confidence interval for each quarter.

Sampling errors - indicators
Non-sampling error

To reduce the numbers of non-respondents in the survey, BNSI send letters to households that are selected in the sample.

Coverage error
Over-coverage - rate
Common units - proportion
Measurement error
Non response error
Unit non-response - rate
Item non-response - rate
Processing error
Imputation - rate
Model assumption error
Seasonal adjustment
Data revision - policy

Not applicable.

Data revision - practice

Not applicable.

Data revision - average size
Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

Data on expenditure of tourist trips and expenditure from them are published 55 days after the reporting quarter.

Time lag - first results
Time lag - final results
Punctuality

Release date of the data is observed.

Punctuality - delivery and publication
Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

The data are representative for the country.

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient
Comparability - over time

The data are comparable by years.

Length of comparable time series
Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics
Coherence - National Accounts
Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Quarterly

Publications

· Statistical Reference Book;

· Statistical Yearbook.

·Brochure "Bulgaria"

The electronic versions of the abovementioned publications are available on the NSI web site in the section Products and Services - Publications http://www.nsi.bg/node/41

On-line database

Data on expenditure of the tourist trips are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Tourism - Tourist trips and tourism related expenditure of the population - Expenditure on tourist trips of the population: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/7086 and in the informational system for online statistical queries INFOSTAT: Topic Business Statistics, Subtopics Tourism: https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=226

Data tables - consultations
Micro-data access

Individual anonymous micro-data by the Tourist trips and tourism related expenditure of the population survey could be provided for scientific and research purposes by individual request according to the Rules for Provision of Anonymized Individual Data for Scientific and Research Purposes: http://www.nsi.bg/bg/node/575.

Other

The data by the Tourist trips and tourism related expenditure of the population survey could be provided by request, according to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Information Products and Services (http://www.nsi.bg/bg/node/564/).

Metadata - consultations
Documentation on methodology

· Methodology of the tourist trips and tourism-related expenditure of the population;

· Methodological manual for statistics on tourism in 2011.

Metadata completeness – rate
Quality documentation

Not available

Cost and burden

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics; http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/553

· 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.(http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2009:087:0164:0173:bg:PDF)

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.

Comment

None

Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.1: ESQRS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.1.xml
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.0: ESQRS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml
  • Tuesday, 27 October 2020 - 11:00

    In September 2020, during the continuing epidemic situation in the country, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 555.6 thousand, or by 15.0% under the registered in September 2019.

    In September 2020, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 563.7 thousand or by 56.2% less in comparison with September 2019.

  • Monday, 26 October 2020 - 13:37

    In October 2020, the National Statistical Institute conducted 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 ensuing epidemic situation in the country.

  • Monday, 12 October 2020 - 11:00

    In August 2020, during the continuing epidemic situation, 2 896 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 115.8 thousand and the bed-places were 258.2 thousand. In comparison with August 2019, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 14.6%, and the bed-places in them - by 20.7%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in August 2020 was 3 545.9 thousand, or by 44.7% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in August 2020 reached 198.7 million BGN or by 47.4% less compared to August 2019.

  • Tuesday, 29 September 2020 - 11:00

    In August 2020, during the continuing epidemic situation in the country, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 470.9 thousand, or by 37.7% under the registered in August 2019.

    In August 2020, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 747.1 thousand or by 67.9% less in comparison with August 2019.

  • Friday, 25 September 2020 - 10:00

    In September 2020, the National Statistical Institute conducted 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 ensuing epidemic situation in the country.

  • Friday, 11 September 2020 - 11:00

    In July 2020, during the continuing epidemic situation, 2 768 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 112.9 thousand and the bed-places were 251.4 thousand. In comparison with July 2019, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 18.4%, and the bed-places in them - by 22.5%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in July 2020 was 2 265.9 thousand, or by 61.9% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in July 2020 reached 122.4 million BGN or by 64.6% less compared to July 2019.

  • Thursday, 27 August 2020 - 11:00

    In July 2020, during the continuing epidemic situation in the country, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 316.6 thousand, or by 59.4% under the registered in July 2019.

    In July 2020, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 705.6 thousand or by 66.1% less in comparison with July 2019.

  • Tuesday, 25 August 2020 - 11:00

    In August 2020, the National Statistical Institute conducted 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 ensuing epidemic situation in the country.

  • Friday, 21 August 2020 - 11:00

    In the second quarter of 2020, in a state of emergency and the ensuing epidemic situation in the country, 447.2 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority (92.7%) of them travelled only within the country, 6.8% - only abroad and 0.5% - 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 63.3%.

  • Monday, 10 August 2020 - 11:00

    In June 2020, during the continuing epidemic situation, 2 030 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 79.2 thousand and the bed-places were 171.4 thousand. In comparison with June 2019, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 32.7%, and the bed-places in them - by 43.6%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in June 2020 was 495.1 thousand, or by 87.7% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in June 2020 reached 23.1 million BGN or by 88.8% less compared to June 2019.

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    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2012 in English.
    The Statistical Reference Book represents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2007 - 2011 period.
  • Statistical Reference Book 2012 (Bulgarian version)
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    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2012 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 2007 - 2011 period.
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