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The number of tourists has increased in Albania
In November 2017, the number of travelers reached 628,715. In comparison with November 2016, this indicator grew by 15.5%.
The number of foreign citizens entering Albania during eleven months of 2017 is 4,860,226, which is 7.8% more than in the same period in 2016, according to the Institute of Statistics of Albania.
It is interesting that for all 12 months of 2016 the country was visited by 4,735,511 people, but only 1,919,160 of them visited the country for holidays or tourism. Another 1034 came to the country for the purpose of religious tourism. 507,078 were in the country only for one day, most often these are people crossing the country during a travel. 158,573 people were in transit. 18,299 people came to visit friends or family. 663 came for the purpose of treatment. Another 58,749 visited the country because of business. A total of 2,071,955 indicated other reasons for the purpose of their stay in the country.
If we talk about 2012, when Albania was visited by 3,513,666 people, then the trends of increasing the attendance of the country are very strong. Over the past 5 years, the country's attendance has grown by 1.4 times or 1,346,560 people.
The given data show that the attendance of Albania is steadily growing, and along with the attendance, its tourist attractiveness is growing because about half of the flow comes from tourist visits.
The annual growth in visits to Albania is comparable with the data of the UN World Tourism Organization - UNWTO, which reports on a 7% increase in the number of international tourists in the world in the last 2017.