The number of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria increased 6.0 percent year-on-year to 609.7 thousand in November 2019, boosted by trips with all observed purposes: holiday & recreation (9.1 percent); professional (1.7 percent); and other purpose, including guest and passing transit (5.7 percent). Visits increased from Turkey (25.1 percent), the UK (19.0 percent), Italy (13.6 percent), Germany (10.2 percent), Poland (7.9 percent), and France (3.0 percent); while a decline was recorded in arrivals from Austria (-5.8 percent), Greece (-5.7 percent), the Netherlands (-1.8 percent), and Romania (-1.3 percent). Tourist Arrivals in Bulgaria averaged 863547.35 from 1991 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 3531567 in December of 2003 and a record low of 237256 in January of 2007.
Tourist Arrivals in Bulgaria is expected to be 630000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Tourist Arrivals in Bulgaria to stand at 580000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bulgaria Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 700000.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.