Albania Tourism Statistics of 1995-2015
Tourism in Albania is the greatest contributor to the country’s economy. It is characterized by rich archaeological and cultural heritage. The country also has unspoiled beaches, mountainous landscapes and traditional cuisines (Mediterranean cuisines).
Albania is located in South-eastern Europe and it borders Montenegro and Kosovo. Its coastline is made of both sandy and rocky beaches.
Its distinct Mediterranean climate gives it a plus for visitations.
Having recorded 3.8 million visitors in 2014, it is ranked the 25th most visited place in Europe. Lonely Planet ranked it number one destination to be visited in 2011 while the New York Times ranked it 4th out of 52 places to be visited in 2014.
According to the Albanian Institute of Statistics, a whopping 4.73 million foreign citizens visited the country in 2016.
In 2015, it recorded 4131000 visitor arrivals, which was one of the highest and the lowest was at 119000 in 1997.
From these figures, it is evident that the tourism industry of Albania has been on the rise since early 2000 to date.
Its major attractions include castles, forts and citadels. The castles and forts constitute the country’s treasures and legacy of its historic past.
The country’s routes due to its mountainous landscape are also a major attraction.
Albania’s panoramas also form a great scenery view to its visitors.
Tourismprof.club Author Team