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1 BULGARIAN TOURISM IN FACTS AND FIGURES (JANUARY DECEMBER 2013) 5.5 % more foreign tourists for the period January December % more foreign tourists for leisure and recreation for the year % more international tourism receipts for INBOUND TOURISM A total of foreigners visited Bulgaria in the period January - December 2012 (+3.7 % compared to 2012). A total of foreign tourists (except transit visitors) visited Bulgaria in the period January - December 2013, which is an increase of 5.5% compared to the year ARRIVALS OF FOREIGN CITIZENS TO BULGARIA BY PURPOSE OF VISIT Year /12% Arrivals of foreign citizens to Bulgaria by purpose of visit T O T A L ,7 TOURISM ,5 - Leisure & Rec ,3 - VFR* ,3 - Business ,4 - Others ,8 TRANSIT ,4 *VFR - Visiting friends and relatives Тhe ranking by number of tourists for the period January-December 2013 is headed by Romania with tourists (1%), followed by Greece with tourists (0.7 %), Germany with tourists (5%), Russia with tourists (14.1 %), Macedonia with tourists (2.2%), Turkey with tourists (29.9%), Serbia with tourists (10%), Ukraine with tourists (16.5%), United Kingdom with tourists (-2.6 %), Poland with tourists (-2.4 %), Czech Republic with tourists (0.6 %), France with tourists (0.2%), Austria with tourists (5.4%), Belarus with tourists (58.7%) Italy with tourists (4.1%), Israel with tourists (5.8%), The Netherlands with tourists (-3.6%), Hungary with tourists (-4.9 %), etc.

2 2 THE MOST IMPORTANT TOURISM MARKETS FOR BULGARIA TOP 50 JANUARY - DECEMBER 2013 TOTAL ,5 1 ROMANIA ,0 26 FINLAND ,2 2 GREECE ,7 27 NORWAY ,1 3 GERMANY ,0 28 ALBANIA ,9 4 RUSSIA ,1 29 SWITZERLAND ,3 5 MACEDONIA ,2 30 SLOVENIA ,0 6 TURKEY ,9 31 CANADA ,4 7 SERBIA ,0 32 IRELAND ,4 9 UKRAINE ,5 34 SYRIA ,8 8 UNITED KINGDOM ,6 33 CROATIA ,3 10 POLAND ,4 35 CYPRUS ,4 11 CZECH REPUBLIC ,6 36 SOUTH KOREA ,7 12 FRANCE ,2 37 AUSTRALIA ,5 13 AUSTRIA ,4 38 GEORGIA ,5 18 BELARUS ,7 43 JAPAN ,7 14 ITALY ,1 39 CHINA ,5 16 ISRAEL ,8 41 PHILIPPINES ,8 15 THE NETHERLANDS ,6 40 BOSNIA/HERZ ,5 17 HUNGARY ,9 42 LITHUANIA ,9 19 MOLDOVA ,1 44 IRAN ,6 20 USA ,6 45 KAZAKHSTAN ,7 22 DENMARK ,6 47 PORTUGAL ,9 21 BELGIUM ,2 46 ARMENIA ,0 23 SLOVAKIA ,2 48 ESTONIA ,4 24 SPAIN ,8 49 LIVAN SWEDEN ,5 50 INDIA ,0 Source: National Statistical Institute

3 EUROPEAN UNION BULGARIA 3 The EU countries are the most important markets generating tourists for Bulgaria. For the twelve months of the year 2013 the number of tourists from EU markets is , which is with 0.7 % more than the 2012 level. The EU countries share is 60.5% in TOURIST ARRIVALS FROM EU COUNTRIES 2013/2012 COUNTRIES /12% TOTAL ,5 TOTAL from EU ,7 SHARE from EU 63,2 60,5 1 ROMANIA ,0 2 GREECE ,7 3 GERMANY ,0 4 UNITED KINGDOM ,6 5 POLAND ,4 6 CZECH REPUBLIC ,6 7 FRANCE ,2 8 AUSTRIA ,4 9 ITALY ,1 10 THE NETHERLANDS ,6 11 HUNGARY ,9 12 DENMARK ,6 13 BELGIUM ,2 14 SLOVAKIA ,2 15 SPAIN ,8 16 SWEDEN ,5 17 FINLAND ,2 18 SLOVENIA ,0 19 IRELAND ,4 20 CROATIA ,3 21 CYPRUS ,4 22 LITHUANIA ,9 23 PORTUGAL ,9 24 ESTONIA ,4 25 LATVIA ,1 26 LUXEMBOURG ,9 27 MALTA ,7

4 1053,4 931,2 958,7 1015,7 1174, ,6 1258,7 1146,8 1955,7 2063,8 2593,8 2873,8 2681,2 2747,1 2852,4 2916,6 3058,4 4 BALANCE OF PAYMENTS OF TOURISM BULGARIA (JANUARY - DECEMBER 2013) According to the data from Bulgarian National Bank, the revenues from international tourism for the period January December 2013 totaled million euro (4.9% up compared to 2012 level for the same period). The expenditures of Bulgarian citizens on travels abroad for the period January December 2013 are to the total value of million euro (12.9% more compared to 2012). INTERNATONAL TOURISM BALANCE OF PAYMENTS (in million euro) Credit Debit OUTBOUND TOURISM - TRAVELS OF BULGARIANS ABROAD Year /12% Travels of citizens of Bulgaria abroad by purpose of visit T O T A L ,6 - Leisure & Recreation ,9 - VFR* ,7 - Business ,2 - Others ,3 *VFR - Visiting friends and relatives

5 5 A total of Bulgarians traveled abroad for the period January December 2013, 4.6 % more in comparison to the year The EU countries were visited by Bulgarians, which is an increase of 9.9% compared to the year 2012, and the relative share of visits of Bulgarian citizens to EU countries is 53 %. TRAVELS OF BULGARIANS ABROAD (TOP 50 JANUARY - DECEMBER 2013) No. COUNTRIES TOTAL 13/12% No. COUNTRIES TOTAL 13/12% TOTAL TURKEY PORTUGAL GREECE SLOVAKIA MACEDONIA MALTA ROMANIA MOLDOVA SERBIA NORWAY GERMANY CANADA ITALY FINLAND AUSTRIA SLOVENIA SPAIN BELARUS FRANCE LUXEMBОURG UNITED KINGDOM CHINA RUSSIA LATVIA CZECH REPUBLIC EGYPT BELGIUM IRELAND POLAND LITHUANIA THE NETHERLANDS ALBANIA USA ESTONIA HUNGARY MOROCCO SWITZERLAND JAPAN ISRAEL GEORGIA UKRAINE ICELAND DENMARK ARMENIA CYPRUS U.A.E SWEDEN BRAZIL CROATIA TUNISIA Source: National Statistical Institute "Marketing, Promotion and Information in Tourism Directorate" MINISTRY OF ECONOMY AND ENERGY

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