Statistics for period January - June for foreign visitors who enter Albania speak for an increase of 10% compared to the same period last year.
Number of General visitors in Albania period January-June 2009 is about 951,495 people.
- Foreign visitors are 522,197 from whom 13384 are daily guests
(hiking) while 508813 are night guests (tourists)
-Visitors with Albanian citizenship who are residents in different countries are about 429,298 people.
Presented in percentage and by purpose, as follows:
By land enter 71% visitors, 19% by air and 10% by ship.
According to travel purpose for period January to April report in% is 82% Holiday, 5% business, 3% guests daily and 10% others.
For this period largest number of tourists is Europeans 92%, than American, Asian and other respectively 5%, 2% and 1%.
Revenues from tourism in euros
Nr Year Million euros
1 2007 1.002
2 2008 1.170
3 First 3 months of 2009 212
These data show a clear increase in Albanian tourism.
It reinforces the idea that Albania is an eligible destination with an attractive image for tourists. Road infrastructure and accommodation places are being improved tremendously, seeking thereby, international standards.
Natural beauties of Albania constitute of precious resources which need to be protected in order to guarantee the longevity of these values.