According to news from novinite.com, February 2014 saw 1,893 hotels and other stays gain 11.1% year on year. The hotels reached a total of BGN 33.9 million, according to data released by the National Statistical Institute.
As reporters, the increases came primarily from Bulgarian travelers, but a full 6.2% of the increase were foreign visitors. The total number of the nights spent in all accommodation was 735.9 thousand.
Interestingly, 70.3% of all nights spent by foreign citizens were realized in 4 and 5 stars hotels. In other hotel news from Bulgaria, hotel and restaurant owners are concerned over a shortage of qualified staff to meet the new tourist increase this season. The graph below from the Bulgarian National Statistical Institute show the proportion of Bulgarian versus foreign travelers.