Income from tourism in Bulgaria had reached record levels
In 2017, tourism income in Bulgaria had reached record levels and exceeded 4 billion euros. This was due to an increase in the number of foreign tourists by 7% and domestic tourism by 30% compared to the numbers from 2016. The income from foreign tourists amounted to 3.5 billion euros (86% from total spendings).
The largest item of expenditure for visitors is food and it is 30% of total spending, or more than 1 billion euros. Domestic tourism had provided about 583 million euros.
Traditionally, income from summer tourism was higher than from winter - 61% against 39%.