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Bulgaria's revenue from tourist overnights grows 7.5% in Aug

Author Mario Tanev
Bulgaria's revenue from tourist overnights grows 7.5% in Aug Murat Ertürk/Creative Commons

SOFIA (Bulgaria), October 11 (SeeNews) - Total revenue from tourist overnights spent in Bulgaria rose by 7.5% year-on-year to 348 million levs ($205.4 million/177.9 million euro) in August, the country's statistical office, NSI, said on Thursday.

Revenue from overnights spent by foreign nationals increased by an annual 7.2% in August, while revenue from Bulgarian tourists grew by 9.0%, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said in a statement.

The number of tourist overnights spent in Bulgaria in August rose 2.3% on the year to 6.08 million.

The largest increase in the number of overnights, by 5%, was registered by three-star hotels which serviced 27.6% of the total number of overnights of international visitors and 27.2% of the overnights spent by Bulgarian tourists.

A total of 1.32 million tourists stayed in accommodation facilities in Bulgaria in August, up 4.9% year-on-year. The number of Bulgarian tourists increased 3.3% on the year, while the number of foreign visitors grew 5.9%.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)