In February, the Tourism in Bulgaria Wasn't Affected by the COVID-19 Crisis

Tourism in Bulgaria in February was still showing good results, although the coronavirus had already begun to damage and limit the travellers around the world.

In February 2020, 1 874 accommodation establishments - hotels, motels, camping sites, mountain chalets and other establishments for short-term accommodation with more than 10 bed-places were functioned in the country.

The total number of the rooms in them was 55.2 thousand and the bed-places were 112.3 thousand. In comparison with February 2019, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 0.3% and the bed-places in them - by 0.9%. The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in February 2020 was 1 053.5 thousand, or by 16.5% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year, as the greatest increase (by 23.6%) was observed in 4 and 5 stars accommodation establishments, the NSI said in a press release.

In February 2020, 76.7% of all nights spent by foreign citizens and 40.3% of all nights spent by Bulgarians were realized in 4 and 5 stars hotels. In 3 stars accommodation establishments were spent 17.6% of all nights by foreigners and 31.3% of all nights by Bulgarian residents, while in the rest of accommodation establishments (with 1 and 2 stars) they were 5.7% and 28.4% respectively. 

In February 2020, the number of arrivals in all accommodation establishments increased by 17.7% compared to the same month of 2019 and reached 442.7 thousand. An increase for Bulgarians by 20.6% and for foreigners by 12.1% was registered. Bulgarians spent the nights in accommodation establishments in February 2020 were 299.7 thousand and spent 2.1 nights on the average. The arrivals of foreigners were...

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