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Albania is interesting even outside the tourist season

Albania is interesting even outside the tourist season

Tourism has continued to maintain this year's growth trend and the official figures on the movement of citizens show that the target of 10 million visitors is very close to being achieved.

According to the Institute of Statistics, until October, the total number of foreigners who entered Albania was 8.98 million.

Only in October, the number of foreigners was over 691 thousand or 89.4% more.

"In October 2023, the number of Albanian citizens who entered the Albanian territory is 564,874. This number has increased by 45.2%, compared to October 2022. The number of foreign citizens who have entered the Albanian territory is 691,680.

This number has increased by 89.4%, compared to October 2023. During the ten months of 2023, the number of foreign citizens who entered the Albanian territory is 8,986,280. This number has increased by 32.3%, compared to the same period of 2022," states the summary of INSTAT.

According to the publication, the arrivals of Albanian and foreign citizens in the Albanian territory, in the month of October 2023, are 1,256,554. This indicator results in an increase of 66.6%, compared to October 2022. The exits of Albanian citizens and foreigners from the territory of Albania, during the month of October 2023, are 1,201,897, marking an increase of 60,4%, compared to the same period of the previous year.

In October 2023, the region with the highest number of foreign nationals entering Albania is the European region with 660,057 citizens, followed by America and East Asia/Pacific, respectively with
16,495 and 8,355 citizens.

According to INSTAT, in October 2023, compared to October 2022, the entries of foreign citizens marked: increase, for personal purposes by 91.3%; growth, for vacation purposes, visiting relatives, etc. with 93.4%; decrease, for business and professional purposes by 10.3.

In October, it was not only foreigners who traveled to Albania. It seems that the Albanian citizens who have gone outside the territory have seen a significant increase of 41.7%.

"The exits of Albanian citizens from the territory of Albania during the month of October 2023 are 557,152. Compared to October 2022, this indicator has increased by 41.7%. The exits of foreign citizens from the territory of Albania during the month of October 2023 are 644,745. Compared to October 2022, this indicator has increased by 81.1%.

The number of Albanian citizens who left the territory of Albania during the ten months of 2023 is 5,748,99, increasing by 20.2%, compared to the same period of the previous year", states the publication of INSTAT.

This article was published by Monitor.al and reposted by Tiranapost.al