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Trips of Bulgarians Abroad Down 2.9% Nov 2013 Y/Y

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Trips of Bulgarians Abroad Down 2.9% Nov 2013 Y/Y: Trips of Bulgarians Abroad Down 2.9% Nov 2013 Y/Y The Nationals Statistics Institute has recorded an decrease in Bulgarian trips abroad in November 2013, in comparison to same month of 2013. File photo

In November 2013, the number of the trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 245.0 thousand or 2.9% below the registered in November 2012.

The data was released by the National Statistics Institute, NSI.

In comparison with the same month of the previous year, a decrease was observed in the total number of the trips of Bulgarians to FYROM - by 29.7%, the United Kingdom - by 14.7%, Turkey - by 12.3%, France - by 10.9%, Serbia - by 10.5%, Germany - by 8.1%, Italy - by 7.2%, and etc.

At the same time, an increase was observed in the total number of trips of Bulgarians to Greece - by 17.2%, Romania - by 10.2%, Austria - by 3.7%, Spain - by 3.1%, and etc.

Trips with other purposes (as guest, education and visit the cultural and sport events) had the greatest share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 51.1%, followed by the trips with holiday and recreation purposes - 25.1% and with business purpose - 23.8%.

In comparison with November 2012, an increase in the trips with holiday and recreation purposes was observed - by 29.9%, while a decrease in these with the other purposes and with business purpose by 11.6% and 8.0% respectively was registered.

In November 2013, the trips with other purposes formed 71.7% of all trips to Turkey, 51.2% - to Greece and 51.1% - to Germany. The predominant share of the trips to FYROM and Austria were with business purpose - 49.0% and 47.6% respectively. The trips with holiday and recreation purpose to Spain were 62.5% and to France - 52.6% of all trips of Bulgarian residents to these countries.

In November 2013, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 416.2 thousand which was by 2.9% above the level of November 2012.

An increase was registered in the visits by all observed purposes: for holiday and recreation purpose - by 6.7%, business - by 2.9%, and with other purposes - by 0.1%.

The visits of the citizens of European Union composed the greatest relative share in the total number of foreigners who visited Bulgaria - 54.2%.

In comparison with the same month of the previous year they increased by 2.8%. An increase was registered in the visits of citizens of Italy - by 4.4%, Austria - by 3.2%, Poland - by 2.6%, Greece - by 2.5%, Germany - by 2.2%, and etc.

Visits of foreigners in the group "Other European Countries" increased by 2.9%. The highest growth was observed in visits of citizens of Turkey and Ukraine - by 8.3 and 8.1%, respectively.

In November 2013, visits with other purposes (including as guest and passing transit) had the largest share- 46.9%, followed by these with holiday and recreation purpose - 35.9% and with business purpose - 17.2%.

Visits with holiday and recreation purposes formed 78.1% of the arrivals from FYROM, 66.6% - from Serbia, 55.4% - from the United Kingdom and 52.3% - from Russian Federation. Visits with business purpose were 61.7% of all arrivals from Czech Republic and 51.5% - from Austria, while with other purpose were 67.7% of the arrivals from Turkey and 63.5% from Ukraine.

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