The revenue from tourist overnights spent in Bulgaria rose 16.6% year-on-year in March, reaching 24.6 million levs ($15.3 million/12.6 million euro), the statistical office said on Tuesday.
The revenues from overnights spent by foreign nationals fell 29.7% on the year in March, while the revenues from overnights by Bulgarian tourists increased by 57.7%, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said in a statement.
The total number of tourist overnights spent in the country in the third month of 2021 went up by an annual 15.4% to some 439,500.
The largest increase in the number of overnights, by 32.1%, was registered by one and two-star accommodation facilities which served 32.5% of the overnights spent by Bulgarian tourists and 10.8% of the overnights of international visitors.
The number of tourists who stayed in accommodation facilities in Bulgaria in March rose 24.3% on an annual comparison basis, to 202,000.