Kumbaro: 3.4 million foreign visitors visited Albania in first 6 months of the year

TIRANA, July 10 /ATA/ Albania has recorded a high influx of foreign visitors during the January-June period of this year, with an increase of 33% more than the same period last year.

Minister of Tourism and Environment, Mirela Kumbaro, shared Monday on social media the figures for the period January-June 2022 and 2023.

“I wish you all a lovely week with good news: the tour operators report it and the hotels say we see it every day even with the naked eye, but now the official figures also confirm it. The first 6 months of this year saw 3.4 foreign million visitors in Albania, or 33% more than the previous year, putting us in the tourist map of the Mediterranean, with the unique taste of everything you can find in Albania,” said Kumbaro.

The caption in the video published by Kumbaro reads that “only in June 2022 Albania was visited by 876 056 visitors, while in June 2023 by 100 70 33 visitors, i.e. 15% more visitors than a year ago. In January-June 2022, it was visited by 2,553,747 visitors, while in January-June 2023, by 3,396,932 or 33% more.

Due to the long coastline, Albania offers several lovely beaches, from north to south, such as in Velipojë in Shkodra, in Shengjin in Lezhë, in Durres, Vlora, Himarë, Saranda, etc., these beaches are frequented not only by Albanians, but also by foreign citizens, who choose Albania as a tourist destination during the summer months. Also, Gjirokastra, Berati, Butrinti, Kruja, Tirana, Shkodra, etc., are popular destinations for historical and cultural tourism.

Also, our country has conditions for year-round tourism, due to the relief, which offers opportunities for tourism from the south to the north. The tourist villages in the north of the country have recently seen a high number of tourists, while the infrastructure for adventure tourism is also being developed.

Albania is also home to many rivers, lagoons and national parks that attract tourists from all over the world.