Trips of Bulgarians Abroad up 10.8%, Foreign Visitors to Bulgaria down 4.7% in September (ROUNDUP)

Trips of Bulgarians Abroad up 10.8%, Foreign Visitors to Bulgaria down 4.7% in September (ROUNDUP)

In September 2015, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 450,900 or 10.8% above the registered in September 2014, show the data of Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute.
In comparison with the same month of the previous year an increase was observed in the total number of the trips of Bulgarians to: the United Kingdom - by 38.1%, France - by 29.3%, Greece - by 28.2%, Italy - by 15.2%, Spain - by 11.6%, Austria - by 8.1%, Germany - by 7.7%, Turkey - by 4.0%, and etc. At the same time a decrease was observed in the total number of the trips of Bulgarians to: Israel - by 20.9%, Russian Federation – by 18.3%, Serbia - by 10.2%, Romania - by 9.4%, Macedonia - by 9.3%, and etc.
In September 2015, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 1,055,900 or 4.7% under the level of September 2014.
A decrease was registered in the trips by all observed purposes: with professional purpose - by 17.7%, with holiday and recreation purpose - by 4.1% and with other purposes - by 0.2%.
The share of visits of ЕU citizens was 63.6% of the total number of foreigners’ visits to Bulgaria in September 2015 or by 5.4% less in comparison with the same month of the previous year. A decrease was registered in the visits of the citizens of Greece - by 24.7%, the Netherlands - by 12.7%, Germany – by 11.1%, the United Kingdom - by 3.5%, Hungary - by 0.8%, and etc. At the same time increased the visits from Belgium - by 9.1%, France - by 7.8%, Italy - by 5.9%, Poland - by 5.3%, Spain - by 5.2%, Austria - by 3.1%, and etc.

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