Trips of Bulgarians Abroad Record 16.5 % Increase in July

Trips of Bulgarians Abroad Record 16.5 % Increase in July

Bulgarians made 528 604 trips abroad in July, which represented an increase of 16.5 % compared to the same month in 2014.
This is shown by the latest figures of the National Statistical Institute (NSI), which were released on Thursday.
There was an increase in the number of trips made by Bulgarians to the UK, Turkey, Greece, Germany, France, Serbia, Spain, Italy and Austria
At the same time, the number of visits to the Czech Republic, Portugal, Israel and Romania recorded a decrease.
Travel for other purposes (guest visits, education, attending cultural and sport events) constituted the greatest relative share of trips, followed by holiday travels and excursions and business trips.
There was an increase in the number of holiday travels and excursions as well as trips for other purposes, while business trips dropped.
The majority of trips to Belgium (68.7 %) and the UK (63.2 %) were made for other purposes, 45.9 % of visits to Romania were business trips, while nearly two thirds of trips to Italy and Greece were holiday travels and excursions.

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