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Bulgaria's Capital Sofia Sees Drop in Hotel Stays

Source: Sofia News Agency (
Published Date: 06 Feb 2011

Bulgaria's capital city of Sofia has registered a 140 000 decrease in the number of nights spent in hotels in 2010 in comparison with five years ago, according to "Tourist Service" - the Sofia's Municipal Company.

In 2010, 1 117 million nights have been spent in hotels and similar establishments in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Foreigners have stayed in Sofia hotels 50 000 times less than five years ago, while Bulgarian citizens have spent 90 000 nights less in them compared with the same period.

German and Greek citizens have formed the largest number of foreign guests in Sofia's hotels, the statistical data says, followed by visitors from Turkey, Romania and Spain. The number of foreigners, who have stayed at the Sofia's hotels in 2010, has been two times bigger than that of the Bulgarian citizens.

The five-star hotels Kempinski Zografski and Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan have registered an increase in the number of guests accommodated during the past year, with 11 000 and 12 000 respectively.