Tourism in Bulgaria: New numbers answer Sofia’s hopes

Written by on November 11, 2017 in Bulgaria - Comments Off on Tourism in Bulgaria: New numbers answer Sofia’s hopes

The numbers are in. Yes, they are all the time. But the most recent bunch of numbers the Ministry of Tourism compiled are definitely positive. When it comes to tourism in Bulgaria, the sky still seems to be the limit, at least for now.

Reaching the magic number of nine million foreign tourists this year is definitely a possibility. Last year, about eight million foreign tourists visited Bulgaria, more than the about seven million residents of the country, based on adjustments to the 2011 census.

During the summer season, from June to September 2017, a total of 5.3 million tourists came to Bulgaria, Bulgarian National Television said. This is a six per cent increase compared with 2016. The number of guests who came to Bulgaria for business purposes may have decreased, but those who came in order to enjoy the sandy beaches and the Black Sea were far more.

The latest numbers also show that especially Germans, Romanians, the Greek, Russians and Poles love Bulgaria. These nations provided the biggest numbers. Surprisingly, the UK was not being mentioned here.

From June to September, 708 000 Germans came to Bulgaria, 533 000 Romanians and 520 000 tourists from Greece.

The revenue collected from all foreign tourists during those four months was eight per cent higher than in the same period last year.

 

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