Bulgaria’s revenue from tourist overnights falls 39% y/y in Oct – stats office

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The revenue from tourist overnights spent in Bulgaria fell 39% on the year in October, to 31.7 million levs ($19.6 million/16.2 million euro), due to the coronavirus crisis, the statistical office said on Thursday.

Revenues from overnights spent by foreign nationals declined by an annual 61.2% in October, while revenues from overnights by Bulgarian tourists fell by 14.6%, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said in a statement.

The total number of tourist overnights spent in Bulgaria in the month under review declined 31.3% year-on-year, to some 625,500.

The largest drop in the number of overnights, by 46.8%, was registered by four and five-star accommodation facilities which served 35.7% of the overnights spent by Bulgarian tourists and 58.8% of the overnights of international visitors.

A total of 295,700 tourists stayed in accommodation facilities in Bulgaria in October, down by 35.1% year-on-year.

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