Foreign Tourist Arrivals in Bulgaria Rise 2.8% Y/Y in Sept

Foreign Tourist Arrivals in Bulgaria Rise 2.8% Y/Y in Sept

Foreign tourist arrivals in Bulgaria totalled 1.1 million in September, up 2.8% on the year, the National Statistics Institute said.
Nationals of EU member states accounted for 65.3% of foreign tourist arrivals in Bulgaria last month.
Their number decreased by 0.3% on the year to 726,639, as the most significant annual decrease was registered in the number of tourists arriving from the Netherlands and France, down by 8.7% and 7.2%, respectively.
Tourist arrivals from European non-EU member states went up by 9.6% on the year to 150,048 in September, as visitors from Russia and Ukraine increased by 26.8% and 21%, respectively.
As many as 50.9% of all foreign tourists who arrived in Bulgaria last month were holidaymakers, 36.7% were visiting friends or relatives or just transiting the country and 12.4% came on business.
 
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