Bulgaria Visited by 7.5 Mln Foreigners Last Year

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Bulgaria Visited by 7.5 Mln Foreigners Last Year

In 2006 the number of foreign visitors to Bulgaria increased 2.98% year-on-year reaching 7.499 mln from 7.282 mln, NSI data shows.

A record number of foreign citizens visited Bulgaria in July and August - 1.319 mln and 1.354 mln respectively. The months with the lowest activity were January and February - 300 000 and 287 000 foreign visitors respectively.

58.2% of the foreign visitors to Bulgaria came as tourists, while 31.22% and 4.42% respectively were transit passers or came for business.

In 2006 Bulgaria was visited by 1.117 mln Romanians, followed by last year’s leaders - the Turkish with 849 mln visitors, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia.

Despite the drop in the number of tourists from Germany, Greece and Poland, these countries are also in the top 10 by number of visitors to Bulgaria, occupying 5th, 6th and 9th position respectively. UK, Russia and the Netherlands are also in the top 10.

Country200420052006
1Romania612 630783 5631 117 297
2Turkey760 913886 118849 290
3Serbia853 101775 283826 759
4Macedonia857 885755 286712 941
5Germany719 825728 878663 767
6Greece803 311714 239648 546
7Great Britain278 823380 121425 941
8Russia152 121177 590218 194
9Poland236 381211 032158 018
10Netherlands107 150129 170138 975

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