According preliminarily data, 1 804 thousand Bulgarian residents travelled to the country or abroad in the third quarter of 2009. In the third quarter of 2009, the average expenditure per person of 15 years and over travelled domestic and outbound with private purpose were 280.7 BGN and 1116.3 BGN respectively.
Tourism Satellite Accounts
National Statistical Institute
|Contact organisation unit|
"Statistics of Tourism and Business Surveys" Department
|Contact person function|
|Contact mail address|
2, P. Volov Str., 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria
|Contact email address|
|Contact phone number|
+359 2 9857 681
|Contact fax number|
|Metadata last certified||15 December 2016|
|Metadata last posted||15 December 2016|
|Metadata last update||15 December 2016|
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 of Economic Activities (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008)
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.
The object of the survey are the foreign residents visiting Republic of Bulgaria and Bulgarian residents travelling abroad.
Expenditures of the Bulgarian and foreign residents on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria and expenditures of the Bulgarian residents abroad.
|Unit of measure|
|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.
|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.
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
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|
|Accessibility and clarity|
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
|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.
The users are the World Tourism Organization, Eurostat, the Bulgarian government bodies - Council of Ministers, Ministry of Tourism, and others.
The users? satisfaction survey is not carried out.
The data cover the requirements for completeness as regards the recommendations of the World Tourism Organization.
|Accuracy and reliability|
The statistical data are with high degree of accuracy as regards the recommendations of the World Tourism Organization.
|Timeliness and punctuality|
The data are published in compliance with the date for publication of the Input-Output tables of the National accounts.
The publication dates by point 15.1 are observed.
|Coherence and comparability|
|Comparability - geographical|
|Comparability - over time|
The data are calculated by common methodology and are comparable by years.
|Coherence - cross domain|
|Coherence - internal|
|Cost and burden|
|Data revision - policy|
|Data revision - practice|
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|
Aggregated data from the surveys indicated in the item 20.1 are used.
The data are aggregated to total for the country.
- Tourism Satellite Accounts
Friday, 27 November 2009 - 11:00
Trips of Bulgarian residents in abroad and arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria, October 2009Friday, 27 November 2009 - 11:00
The number of the trips of Bulgarian residents in abroad was 361.9 thousand in October 2009, which was 19.8% less than the number of the trips in October 2008.
In October 2009, the number of the arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 454.2 thousand or 2.6% less than the number of the trips in the same month of 2008.
Friday, 13 November 2009 - 11:00
In the third quarter of 2009, there were 3 303 accommodation establishments - hotels, motels, camping sites, mountain chalets and other establishments for short-term accommodation with more than 10 bed places. The total number of the nights spent in the third quarter of 2009 in all accommodation establishments fell by 1 567.2 thousand (15.7%) as compared to the same period of 2008 to 8 424 thousand.
Trips of Bulgarian residents in abroad and arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria, September 2009Tuesday, 27 October 2009 - 11:00
The number of the trips of Bulgarian residents in abroad was 451.5 thousand in September 2009, which was 17.6% less than the number of the trips in September 2008.
In September 2009, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 944.7 thousand or 1.9% less than the number of trips in the same month of 2008.
Arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria and trips of Bulgarian residents travelling abroad in August 2009Monday, 28 September 2009 - 11:00
In August 2009, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 1 434.6 thousand or 10.1% less than the number of trips in the same month of 2008.
The number of the trips of Bulgarian residents in abroad was 547.1 thousand in August 2009, which was 7.7% less than the number of the trips in August 2008.
Friday, 28 August 2009 - 11:00
According preliminarily data, 1 208 thousand Bulgarian residents travelled to the country or abroad in the second quarter of 2009. The average expenditure per person spent were 168.9 BGN for domestic trip and 411.8 BGN for travelling abroad.
Arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria and trips of Bulgarian residents travelling abroad in July 2009Thursday, 27 August 2009 - 11:00
In July 2009, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 1 471.2 thousand or 5.8% less than the number of trips in the same month of 2008.
The number of the trips of Bulgarian residents travelling abroad was 522.5 thousand in July 2009, which was 14.2% more than the number of the trips in July 2008.
Friday, 14 August 2009 - 11:00
In the second quarter of 2009 there were 3 015 accommodation establishments - hotels, motels, camping sites, mountain chalets and other establishments for short-term accommodation with more than 10 bed places. The total number of the nights spent in the second quarter of 2009 in all accommodation establishments fell by 747.8 thousand (16.4%) as compared to the same period of 2008.
Monday, 27 July 2009 - 11:00
The number of the trips of Bulgarian residents travelling abroad was 485 892 in June 2009, which was 10.8% less than the number of the trips in June 2008.
The number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 957 271 in June 2009, or 12.7% less than the number of trips in the same month of 2008.
Friday, 26 June 2009 - 11:00
In May 2009 the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad were 493 228 and decreased by 6.4% in comparison with May 2008. Arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria in May 2009 were 558 295 and decreased by 10.1% in comparison with the same month of 2008.