Tourism Satellite Accounts


Tourism satellite accounts - tourism satellite accounts
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 certified15 December 2016
Metadata last posted15 December 2016
Metadata last update15 December 2016
Statistical presentation
Data description

Tourism Satellite Accounts is an internationally accepted statistical system description, classification and analysis of tourism expenditure. Application of this statistical system is designed to estimate all expenditure related tourist trips, made before, during and after the trips. In accordance with the methodology of Tourism Satellite Accounts includes the following expenditure at current prices for tourist trips:

· expenditure of the residents in the country;

· expenditure of the non-residents in the country;

· expenditure of the residents abroad.

Classification system

Classification of Economic Activities (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008)

Sector coverage

Total for the country.

Statistical concepts and definitions

An international tourist is any person who travels to a country other than his/her permanent residence at least 24 hours but no more than one year and whose main purpose is not doing any activity for payment.

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

The object of the survey are the foreign residents visiting Republic of Bulgaria and Bulgarian residents travelling abroad.

Statistical population

Not applicable.

Reference area

Expenditures of the Bulgarian and foreign residents on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria and expenditures of the Bulgarian residents abroad.

Time coverage

From 2008. 

Base period

2008

Unit of measure

Million BGN

Reference period

Annually

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

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.

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

Annually

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Not applicable.

Publications

Not applicable.

On-line database

Data on the tourism satellite accounts are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics ? Tourism - Tourism Satellite Accounts: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/7088

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

Not applicable.

Documentation on methodology

"TSA - Recommended Methodology and Framework" is in accordance with the World Tourism Organization, Eurostat and the UN. The purpose of the common methodology is every country used the same framework to construct the TSA. It is necessary for comparability the data in international scale.

Quality documentation

Not available.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Not applicable.

Quality assessment

Not applicable.

Relevance
User needs

The users are the World Tourism Organization, Eurostat, the Bulgarian government bodies - Council of Ministers, Ministry of Tourism, 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 in compliance with the date for publication of the Input-Output tables of the National accounts.

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

Main sources of data:

1. Statistical survey on Accommodation establishments;

2. Sample survey on Tourist trips and tourism related expenditure of the population;

3. Sample survey on Bulgarian and foreigner citizens passing the border check points;

4. Balance of payment;

5. National accounts;

6. Annual report of the tourist operators and tourist agencies;

7. Statistical survey on the activities of the museums.

Frequency of data collection

Monthly

Data collection

Aggregated data from the surveys indicated in the item 20.1 are used.

Data validation

Not applicable.

Data compilation

The data are aggregated to total for the country.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Comment
Metadata Structure Definition: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml
  • Tourism Satellite Accounts
  • Wednesday, 11 October 2017 - 11:00

    In August 2017, 3 145 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 136.0 thousand and the bed-places were 313.0 thousand. In comparison with August 2016, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 0.7%, and the bed-places in them - by 1.3%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in August 2017 was 5 946.4 thousand, or by 1.9% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in August 2017 reached 323.7 million BGN or by 8.3% more compared to August 2016.

  • Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 11:00

    In August 2017, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 680.4 thousand or by 15.2% above the registered in August 2017. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in August 2017 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 44.6%, followed by the trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 42.9%, and with professional purpose - 12.5%.

    In August 2017, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 2 125.1 thousand or by 10.8% more in comparison with August 2016. An increase was registered in the trips by all observed purposes: with other purposes - by 19.7%, with holiday and recreation purpose - by 6.4%, and with professional purpose - by 3.0%.

  • Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 11:00

    In July 2017, 3 114 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 135.6 thousand and the bed-places were 320.8 thousand. In comparison with July 2016, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased with 1.1%, and the bed-places in them - by 4.8%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in July 2017 was 6 009.5 thousand, or by 4.8% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in July 2017 reached 317.0 million BGN or by 10.7% more compared to July 2016.

  • Monday, 28 August 2017 - 11:00

    In July 2017, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 665.7 thousand or by 15.3% above the registered in July 2016. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in July 2017 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 42.0%, followed by the trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 40.7% and with professional purpose - 17.3%.

    In July 2017, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 2 022.1 thousand or by 8.0% more in comparison with July 2016. An increase was registered in the trips by all observed purposes: with professional purpose - by 12.5%, with holiday and recreation purpose - by 9.6% and with other purposes - by 4.6%.

  • Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 11:00

    In the second quarter of 2017, 1 149.8 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority (83.6%) of them travelled only within the country, 13.5% - only abroad and 2.9% - 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 26.5%, as the number of the Bulgarian residents travelled only in the country increased by 31.1%, travelled only abroad - by 8.9% and the number of persons travelled both in the country and abroad - by 0.3%.

  • Thursday, 10 August 2017 - 11:00

    In June 2017, 2 771 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 129.1 thousand and the bed-places were 294.9 thousand. In comparison with June 2016, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased with 0.5%, and the bed-places in them - by 5.5%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in June 2017 was 3 889.5 thousand, or by 8.5% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in June 2017 reached 188.0 million BGN or by 14.9% more compared to June 2016. 

  • Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 11:00

    In June 2017, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 618.9 thousand or by 9.5% above the registered in June 2016. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in June 2017 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 45.5%, followed by the trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 30.6%, and with professional purpose - 23.9%.

    In June 2017, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 1 448.6 thousand or by 6.9% more in comparison with June 2016. An increase was registered in the trips with other purposes - by 20.4% and with holiday and recreation purpose - by 5.9%, while those with professional purpose decreased by 17.1%.

  • Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - 11:00

    In May 2017, 2 240 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 103.6 thousand and the bed-places were 228.2 thousand. In comparison with May 2016, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased with 0.5%, and the bed-places in them - by 2.8%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in May 2017 was 1 310.1 thousand, or by 3.0% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in May 2017 reached 61.5 million BGN or by 2.8% more compared to May 2016.

  • Tuesday, 27 June 2017 - 11:00

    In May 2017, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 653.3 thousand or by 15.7% above the registered in May 2016. The trips with other purposes (as a guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) in May 2017 composed the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 38.2%, followed by the trips with holiday and recreation purpose - 36.0%, and with professional purpose - 25.8%.

    In May 2017, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 866.3 thousand or by 7.2% more in comparison with May 2016. An increase was registered in the trips by all observed purposes: with professional purpose - by 22.4%, with holiday and recreation purpose - by 5.3%, and with other purposes - by 3.9%.

  • Monday, 12 June 2017 - 11:00

    In April 2017, 1 965 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 67.2 thousand and the bed-places were 148.7 thousand. In comparison with April 2016, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) decreased with 1.0%, and the bed-places in them - by 1.4%.

    The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in April 2017 was 908.0 thousand, or by 11.5% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year.

    The total revenues from nights spent in April 2017 reached 44.2 million BGN or by 16.9% more compared to April 2016.

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