29.01.2019 For the First Time Foreign Tourist Visits to Bulgaria Exceed 9 Million, Beating the Record Levels of the Last Two Years
First position for inbound tourism last year belonged to Romania, with more than 1.377 million visits, or an increase of 20.9% compared to 2017. Greece and Germany ranked second and third, with over 1.116 million and 850 thousand, respectively. “For the first time the foreign tourist visits to Bulgaria have exceeded 9 million, beating the record levels of the last two years,” said Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova.
Foreign visits from Turkey were over 625,000, from Macedonia – nearly 560,000, and from Russia – over 511,000. The top 10 of inbound tourism markets include Poland with 425,000 visits (up 7.9%), Serbia with over 421,000 visits (up 7%), UK with 390,000 (up 15.2%), and Ukraine with over 379,000 visits (up 24.4%).
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