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.