Tourism Rises By 10.8% In Bulgaria

The number of foreign tourists visiting Bulgaria rose by 10.8% year-on-year in April, reaching 701,900, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Tuesday.

Citizens of EU member states contributed 56.2% of all arrivals of international visitors in April, the NSI said in a monthly report on tourist numbers.

Vacation trips accounted for 39.4% of all foreign tourist visits in April, while business trips made up 20.5%.

The number of people who visited friends or relatives in Bulgaria or just transited the country accounted for 40.1% of all arrivals of foreign nationals in April.

In April, the largest share of foreign tourists came from Romania, Turkey and Greece.

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