Specifically, the number of Greek tourists has increased by 9.3% to 172,158 in January-July compared to the same period last year.
An increase of 34.82% in the number of Germans, who seem to favour the country`s beaches, was reported. A total of 139,760 Germans visited during the seven-month period.
However, the biggest jump was seen among Yugoslavs, whose numbers reached 128,486, representing an increase of 108.2%. The sudden rise is attributed to the recent Kosovo crisis, which forced Yugoslavs to seek out closer, and more affordable destinations.
A greater number of Russians also holidayed in Bulgaria – 59,340, representing a rise of 114.6%, while Swedes also took an interest with 26,839 arrivals recorded, up by 59.77%.
The number of Turkish tourists was also boosted, by 41.1% to 52,775.
A large number of Romanians – 114,719, representing a rise of 37.15% – stayed at the country`s hotels while the Slovakians did not fall far behind, at 101,546, rising by 35.26%. Ukrainians numbered 31,078, indicating an increase of 15.78%.
A small rise of 3.85%, to 360,083, was noted among visitors from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
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