The Bulgarian tourism has flourished in July thanks to the tourists from Russia and Ukraine.
According to data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI), the holidaymakers on the Black Sea from abroad have increased by 3,3 percent. The main contribution is precisely to the tourists from Moscow and Kiev.
Russian tourist have increased with 8,9 percent, compared to the same period of last year, Ukrainians were 19,1% more.
The absolute number of tourists by the Federal Republic in July are the most many - 159 000, which is 10,000 more than the Russians. The total number of foreigners visited Bulgaria in July is 1 708 000, 1 062 000 of them were tourists.
The other visits are for business trips and transiting to another country.
Bulgarian citizens traveled abroad in July have also increased on an annual basis. 446 000 Bulgarians have visited another country in July, which is 10,2 percent more than in the same month of 2012.
Most visited are France, Italy and Britain. The visits to Spain have reduced. The decline is more than a third on an annual basis, which is a clear sign that it is increasingly difficult to find work there.
There is also reducing in the visits to Macedonia and Romania.