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Bulgaria's revenue from tourist overnights shrinks 47% y/y in Sept

Bulgaria's revenue from tourist overnights shrinks 47% y/y in Sept Photo: RIU Hotels&Resorts/ All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), November 10 (SeeNews) - The revenue from tourist overnights spent in Bulgaria fell 47.1% year-on-year in September, to 88.1 million levs ($53.2 million/45.0 million euro), as the coronavirus crisis took its toll on the hospitality business, the statistical office said on Tuesday.

Revenues from overnights spent by foreign nationals declined by an annual 67.5% in September, while revenues from overnights by Bulgarian tourists rose by 18.2%, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said in a statement.

The total number of tourist overnights spent in Bulgaria in the month under review decreased by 42.3% year-on-year, to about 1.8 million.

The largest drop in the number of overnights, by 47.3%, was registered by four and five-star accommodation facilities which served 42.4% of the overnights spent by Bulgarian tourists and 78% of the overnights of international visitors.

A total of 593,300 tourists stayed in accommodation facilities in Bulgaria in September, down by 30% on the year.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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