SOFIA (Bulgaria), November 29 (SeeNews) - The number of foreign tourists who visited Bulgaria in October increased by 35.4% year-on-year to 567,600, the statistical office said on Monday.
Citizens of EU member states accounted for 42.7% of all arrivals of international visitors in October, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said in a monthly report on tourist numbers.
Citizens from Romania accounted for 31.8% of all visits of foreign tourists from EU member states, followed by Greece and Germany with 21.6% and 15.6%, respectively.
Arrivals from Turkey formed 54% of all visits of tourists from non-EU countries in Europe.
The number of people who visited friends or relatives in Bulgaria or just transited the country represented 63.7% of all arrivals of foreign nationals in October. Vacation trips and business trips accounted for 22.8% and 13.5% of all international visitors' arrivals, respectively.