Number of international tourist arrivals reached 8.88 mil in 2017 in Bulgaria, according to Eurostat. This is 7.65 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, number of international tourist arrivals in Bulgaria reached an all time high of 8.88 mil in 2017 and an all time low of 2.47 mil in 1999. When compared to Bulgaria's main peers, number of international tourist arrivals in Greece amounted to 27.2 mil, 10.9 mil in Romania, 1.50 mil in Serbia and 37.6 mil in Turkey in 2017.
Bulgaria has been ranked 41st within the group of 149 countries we follow in terms of number of international tourist arrivals, 3 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
The number of international tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited.