Bulgaria grows above the EU average in accommodation nights in 2018

24 February 2019

Bulgaria ranks among the countries with growth higher than the EU average by nights in accommodation. This is evidenced by Eurostat's published preliminary data for 2018.

According to statistics, the nights spent in accommodation establishments with 10 or more beds in our country exceeded 26.8 million last year, and the reported growth is 3 percent. The EU average increase is 2.2%. In terms of growth, our country is ahead of countries such as Denmark - 2.7%, France - 2.4%, Greece - 0.5% and Italy - 1.9%.

Eurostat data proves that efforts to popularize the country as a destination for quality tourism with a variety of recreation opportunities are yielding results, said Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova. However, what has been achieved in the last 3 years must ambition us to fight for the confidence of every tourist, the Minister added.

According to the other indicator, the nights spent by foreigners in accommodation establishments with 10 or more beds, the results for Bulgaria are over 17.7 million, an increase of 3.8 percent. The growth in Bulgaria again exceeds the average for the EU countries, which is 2%. The increase in the number of nights spent by foreign nationals in Bulgaria's competitors is as follows: Croatia 3.5%, Greece 2.5%, Cyprus 3.2%.

The total amount of revenues from international tourism in Bulgaria for 2018 is over BGN 7.3 billion, which is an increase of 6.5 percent, shows the latest data of the Bulgarian National Bank.

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