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Bulgaria's revenue from tourist overnights more than doubles y/y in June

Bulgaria's revenue from tourist overnights more than doubles y/y in June Ahthor: Jen Knoedl. Licence: Creative Commons.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), August 12 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's revenue from tourist overnights grew more than twofold year-on-year in June, reaching 178.75 million levs ($94 million/91.4 million euro), of which 114.6 million levs from foreign tourists, the statistical office said on Friday.

Revenue from overnights spent by domestic tourists totalled 64.2 million levs in the sixth month of 2022, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said in a statement.

The total revenue in June compares to 82.5 million levs booked in the same month of 2021, of which 41.6 million levs from international visitors.

At some 2.82 million, the total number of tourist overnights spent in the country in June was 71.5% higher than in the same month of 2021. Of those, 1.7 million overnights were spent by foreign tourists.

Four and five-star accommodation facilities accounted for 47.2% of the overnights spent by Bulgarian tourists and 75.5% of the overnights by international visitors in the review period.

The total number of tourists who stayed in accommodation facilities in Bulgaria in June added 49% on the year to 838,100, the NSI said. Foreign tourists arriving in June were 375,600, spending 4.5 nights on average.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

 
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