NSI: Overnight Stays in May Reached BGN 78.3 million
Sofia, Bulgaria -
The revenues of the Bulgarian hoteliers registered a significant increase in the spring months, stimulated mostly by foreign tourists. Data from the National Statistical Institute for 2018 show that in May the total number of overnight stays in all accommodation places in Bulgaria were 1 571 or 20% more than in the same month of the previous year. The largest increase in overnight stays is observed in the 4 and 5-star accommodations.
In May 2018 80% of the total number of nights spent by foreign citizens and 35.3% of Bulgarians were realized in the 4 and 5-star hotels. The number of people staying in accommodation places in May 2018 increased by 15.6%. Compared to May 2017, the total number of accommodation places increased by 4.7% and the number of beds in them by 2.4%.
Revenues from overnight stays in May 2018 reached BGN 78.3 million, which is 27.2% more than in May 2017.