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NSI: The nights spent in January 2020 are by 19.8% more compared to January 2019

The nights spent in accommodation establishments in the country in January 2020 was by 19.8% more compared to the same month of 2019. This is the statistics of the National Statistical Institute (NSI).
In January 2020, 1 963 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 57.9 thousand and the bed-places were 117.9 thousand. In comparison with January 2019, the total number of accommodation establishments (functioned during the period) increased by 4.9% and the number of bed-places in them - by 3.8%.

The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation establishments registered in January 2020 was 1 066.1 thousand or by 19.8% more in comparison with the same month of the previous year, with the greatest increase in the nights (by 22.5%) was observed in 4 and 5 star accommodation establishments.

In January 2020 74.3% of the total number of nights of foreign nationals and 39.5% - of Bulgarians were realized in the hotels with 4 and 5 stars. In 3-star accommodation establishments 19.9% of the nights of foreign nationals and 31.1% - of Bulgarians, while in the other accommodation establishments (with 1 and 2 stars) they are 5.8 and 29.4% respectively.

The number of persons staying in the accommodation establishments in January 2020 increased by 14.9% compared to the same month of 2019 and reached 439.9 thousand, with an increase in both Bulgarian citizens - by 18.6% and in foreign ones - by 9.4%. Bulgarian citizens who spent the night in the accommodation establishments in January 2020 were 271.7 thousand and made an average of 2.0 nights. Foreign nationals were 168.2 thousand and made an average of 3.1 nights, 75.0% of them stayed in hotels with 4 and 5 stars.

The total bed occupancy in accommodation establishments in January 2020 was 30.1%, increasing by 4.2 percentage points compared to January 2019. The highest bed occupancy is in hotels with 4 and 5 stars - 44.4%, followed by 3 star accommodation - 27.8%, and with 1 and 2 stars - 15.9%.

The total revenues from nights spent in January 2020 reached 60.8 million BGN or by 19.0% more compared to January 2019. An increase in revenues from Bulgarian citizens - by 21.7% and foreign nationals - by 17.0%.

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