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Trips of Bulgarians Abroad Up 10% in July

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In July 2013, the number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad was 446 000 or 10.2% higher than those registered in July 2012.

In comparison with the same month of the previous year an increase in the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents was reported to: France - by 118.3%, Italy - by 88.8%, the United Kingdom - by 52.0%, the Czech Republic - by 44.3%, Germany - by 38.6%, Belgium - by 37.8%, the Russian Federation - by 36.5%, and Austria - by 30.0%.

At the same time, a decrease was observed in trips to: Spain - by 34.6%, FYROM - by 19.7%, and Romania - by 15.4%.

Trips with other purposes (as guest, education and visits of cultural and sport events) composed the greatest relative share of the total number of trips of Bulgarian residents abroad - 48.2%, followed by trips with holiday and recreation purposes - 35.1% and with professional purpose - 16.7%.

In comparison with July 2012, an 18.1% increase trips with other purposes and an increase of 10.8% in trips with holiday and recreation purposes were observed, along with a 8.5% decrease in business trips.

In July 2013, trips with other purposes formed 78.4% of all trips to the United Kingdom, 61.2% - to Turkey, 58.3% - to the Russian Federation, and 57.3% - to FYROM. Trips with holiday and recreation purpose to Greece and to Italy were respectively 50.0% and 45.0% of all trips of Bulgarian residents to these countries.
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