Bulgaria Tourism statistics
Nationwide data have actually revised downward the previous government's figures suggesting more foreign tourists visited Bulgaria in 2016 than the measurements of its populace.
But data from nationwide Statistical Institute (NSI) suggests the amount of international visits with entertainment purposes had been simply 5.1 million throughout 2016.
National estimates labeled another period, however with tourists' inflow falling below the millions in january, it's not likely when it comes to definitive quotes to help make up 8 million.
Combined, the foreign and domestic leisure trips to Bulgaria add up to 8.9 million.
On Saturday, tourism officials rebuffed the previous tourism Minister, Nikolina Angelkova, for having provided wrong information, and urged authorities to make usage of a unified tourism information system that will help gather exact data on visitor overnights in Bulgaria.
The NSI's information, however, does suggest a rise in the sheer number of tourists if set alongside the past nine many years.
Foreign tourists' arrivals stood at 4.7567 million in 2008 and 5.11745 just last year.
A sharp increase in the amount of tourists from Turkey (29 233 vs 328 800), Serbia (155 646 vs 330 700), and Macedonia (104 114 vs 482 900) was registered if when compared with 2008.