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 on 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

Not aplicable.

Metadata update
Metadata last certified31 March 2017
Metadata last posted20 November 2013
Metadata last update31 July 2014
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 15 years and over.

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.

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

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 Domain 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

Quarterly.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Quarterly

Publications
  • Statistical Reference Book;
  • Statistical Yearbook.
On-line database

Data on expenditure of the tourist trips are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics ? Tourism - Tourist trips and tourism related expenditure of the population - Expenditure on tourist trips of the population: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/7086

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

None

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

No information.

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 45 days after the reporting quarter.

Punctuality

Release date of the data of 15.1 is observed.

Coherence and comparability

Not applicable.

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

Metadata Structure Definition: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml


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 on 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

Not aplicable.

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 15 years and over.

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

No information.

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

Not applicable.

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

Coafficient of variation.

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

Not applicable.

Over-coverage - rate

Not applicable.

Common units - proportion

Not applicable.

Measurement error

Not applicable.

Non response error

Not aplicable.

Unit non-response - rate

Among 3.5 and 6%.

Item non-response - rate

Among 1.0 and 5.5%.

Processing error

Calculated the coeficient of variation.

Imputation - rate

8.5%

Model assumption error

Not applicable.

Seasonal adjustment

Not aplicable.

Data revision - policy

Not applicable.

Data revision - practice

Not applicable.

Data revision - average size

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

Data on expenditure of tourist trips and expenditure from them are published 45 days after the reporting quarter.

Time lag - first results

Not applicable.

Time lag - final results

45 days after the reporting quartar.

3 months after reporting year.

Punctuality

Release date of the data of 15.1 is observed.

Punctuality - delivery and publication

The annual data are sent a week before the deadline.

Coherence and comparability

Not applicable.

Comparability - geographical

The data are representative for the country.

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient

Not applicable.

Comparability - over time

The data are comparable by years.

Length of comparable time series

From 2008.

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

Not applicable.

Coherence - National Accounts

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Quarterly

Publications
  • Statistical Reference Book;
  • Statistical Yearbook.
On-line database

Data on expenditure of the tourist trips are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics ? Tourism - Tourist trips and tourism related expenditure of the population - Expenditure on tourist trips of the population: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/7086

Data tables - consultations

No inforamation.

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

None

Metadata - consultations

No information.

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

Not applicable.

Quality documentation

Not available

Cost and burden

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.

Comment

None

Metadata Structure Definition: ESQRS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml
  • Thursday, 10 June 2021 - 11:00

    In April 2021, during the continuing epidemic situation, 1 732 accommodation establishments - hotels, motels, camping sites, mountain chalets and other establishments for short-term accommodation with more than 10 bed-places functioned in the country. The total number of the rooms in them was 51.3 thousand and the bed-places were 103.8 thousand.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in April 2021 was 413.7 thousand.

    The total revenues from nights spent in April 2021 reached 21.9 million BGN, as 16.1 million were from Bulgarians and 5.8 million - from foreigners.

  • Friday, 28 May 2021 - 11:00

    In April 2021, in the conditions of the continuing epidemic situation, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 271.2 thousand.

    In April 2021, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 282.5 thousand, as the transit was 61.7% (174.4 thousand) of all visits of foreigners in the country.

  • Friday, 28 May 2021 - 10:30

    In May 2021, 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.

  • Wednesday, 26 May 2021 - 11:00

    In the first quarter of 2021, during the continuing epidemic situation in the country, 457.0 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority - 93.8% of them travelled only within the country, 5.2% - only abroad and 1.0% - both in the country and abroad. 

  • Tuesday, 11 May 2021 - 11:00

    In March 2021, during the continuing epidemic situation, 1 719 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 49.0 thousand and the bed-places were 98.8 thousand. In comparison with March 2020, when the state of emergency was first introduced in the country in connection with the global spread of the COVID-19, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 3.4%, while the bed-places in them decreased by 5.3%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in March 2021 was 439.5 thousand, or by 15.4% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in March 2021 reached 24.6 million BGN or by 16.6% more compared to March 2020.

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021 - 13:15

    In April 2021, 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.

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021 - 11:00

    In March 2021, in the conditions of the continuing epidemic situation, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 251.5 thousand, or by 9.0% above the registered in March 2020 when the state of emergency first was introduced in the country in connection with the global spread of the COVID-19.

    In March 2021, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 287.9 thousand or by 8.0% less in comparison with March 2020.

  • Monday, 12 April 2021 - 11:00

    In February 2021, during the continuing epidemic situation, 1 666 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 48.6 thousand and the bed-places were 97.8 thousand. In comparison with February 2020, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased by 11.1%, and the bed-places in them - by 12.9%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in February 2021 was 627.7 thousand, or by 40.4% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in February 2021 reached 35.2 million BGN or by 42.1% less compared to February 2020.

  • Monday, 29 March 2021 - 11:00

    In February 2021, during the continuing epidemic situation in the country, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 215.3 thousand, or by 46.3% under the registered in February 2020.

    In February 2021, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 240.9 thousand or by 52.6% less in comparison with February 2020.

  • Wednesday, 24 March 2021 - 10:00

    In March 2021, 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.

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