Increase of foreign tourists in Bulgaria
According to data provided by the Bulgarian State Tourism Agency in 2006 (the period January-September) 4,267,461 foreign tourists visited Bulgaria. This represents a substantial increase (i.e. + 5.39% ) in comparison with the same period in 2005. Bulgaria is regarded as a popular tourist destination by foreign visitors who came for holiday mainly from countries such as Germany, Macedonia, UK, Romania, Russia and Turkey (Source: Bulgarian State Tourism Agency).