In the first quarter of 2020, 490.7 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips. The majority (83.3%) of them travelled only within the country, 14.2% only abroad and 2.5% both in the country and abroad.
Compared to the same quarter of 2019 the total number of the travelled persons aged 15 and over decreased by 47.2%.
In all age groups predominated the share of the trips in the country, as the highest was the share among persons aged 25 – 44 years – 87.8% from the travelled in this age group.
About the trips abroad the share of residents aged 15 – 24 years was the highest – 30.5% of travelled in the respective group.
The majority of tourist trips of persons aged 15 and over in the country were to ”visit relatives” (48.3%), while those made abroad were for ”holiday and recreation” (43.4%).
In the structure of the expenditure the highest relative share was the expenditure on food in domestic trips – 37.4%, while in outbound trips was on transport – 35.2%.
A person spent on the average for private trip 151,75 BGN in the country and 674,37 BGN for private trip abroad.