Bulgaria's revenue from tourist overnights down 57% y/y in Jan

Bulgaria's revenue from tourist overnights down 57% y/y in Jan

Revenue from tourist overnights spent in Bulgaria fell sharply by 57% year-on-year in the first month of 2021, to 26 million levs ($15.9 million/13.3 million euro), due to the coronavirus crisis, the statistical office said on Thursday.

Revenues from overnights spent by foreign nationals declined by 79% on the year in January, while revenues from overnights by Bulgarian tourists dropped 29%, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said in a statement.

The total number of tourist overnights spent in the country in the review month decreased by an annual 57% to 463,700, according to the statistical office.

The largest drop in the number of overnights, by 63%, was registered by four and five-star accommodation facilities which served 41% of the overnights spent by Bulgarian tourists and 76% of the overnights of international visitors.

The number of tourists that stayed in accommodation facilities in Bulgaria in January halved on an annual comparison basis to some 218,700.

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