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Revenue from tourist overnights in Bulgaria grows 1.9 y/y in Nov

Revenue from tourist overnights in Bulgaria grows 1.9 y/y in Nov Ivaylo Mihaylov/Creative Commons

SOFIA (Bulgaria), January 11 (SeeNews) - Total revenue from tourist overnights spent in Bulgaria in November increased by 1.9% year-on-year to 38.1 million levs ($22.5 million/19.5 million euro), the statistical office said on Friday.

The revenue from overnights spent by foreign nationals decreased by 0.7%, while the revenue from Bulgarian residents rose by 3.9%, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said in a statement.

The total number of tourist overnights spent in Bulgaria in November fell by 3.7% to 684,600.

The biggest drop in the number of overnights, by 10.2%, was registered by one- and two-star hotels, which serviced 9.3% of the total number of overnights of international visitors and 31.2% of the overnights spent by Bulgarian residents.

A total of 371,100 visitors stayed in accommodation facilities in Bulgaria in November, down 0.2 % year-on-year. The number of Bulgarian residents staying in accommodation establishments increased by 0.9%, while the number of foreign visitors decreased by 2.9%.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)