Bulgaria Posts 155% Y/Y Increase in Visitors from Macedonia in Dec 2011

Tourism | January 27, 2012, Friday // 17:36|  views

The group of Macedonian tourists visiting Bulgaria in December 2011 increased by 155% from December 2010. Photo by dariknews.bg

The number of Macedonian tourists who visited Bulgaria in December 2011 increased over two-fold compared to the same month of 2010, according to newly published data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI).

The increase in the number of visitors from Macedonia and from Serbia was the major factor which contributed to an increase by 1/5 to a total of 144 000 in the number of tourists visiting Bulgaria in December 2011.

At the same time, the number of tourists arriving from EU countries fell by 3% to about 78 000.

Romanians made the biggest group of visitors to Bulgaria in December 2011.

In the last month of 2011, Bulgaria welcomed over 32 000 Romanian tourists, or about the same number as in December 2010.

In December 2011, Bulgaria registered 27 500 visitors from Macedonia, up by 155% year on year, 25 000 visitors from Greece, down by 8% on the year and 16 000 visitors from Serbia, up by 43% from December 2010.

In December 2011, a total of 5200 tourists from the United Kingdom came to Bulgaria, which constitutes a 6% increase from the same month of 2010.

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