In the second quarter of 2017, 1 149.8 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips, according to the National Statistical Institute (NSI)
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%.
In the second quarter of 2017, 1 577.7 thousand or 89.3% of the total number of the private tourist trips were registered as an independent. The relative share of the independent travels without booking of the trip in the country was 93.9%, while those abroad - 55.8%.