The transformation of Albania into a welcome tourist destination and the consequent influx of foreign visitors will positively affect the country's economy with chain effects on employment, consumption, activities and businesses.
The WTTC data
According to data from the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC), in the 2019 the Country of Eagles should host around 5,7 million foreign tourists; the organization also expects this value to rise to 6,6 million by the 2028.
As regards the contribution of the tourism sector and that of travel to Albania's GDP, instead, it is expected that for the 2019 rise to 27,3%, up 5,2% compared to last year. Proof of this is the trend during the month of April 2019
“The growth mainly reflects the economic activity produced by sectors such as hotels, travel agencies, airlines and other services concerning the transport of tourists.
But it also includes, for example, catering and leisure services directly supported by tourists. " - we read inof the WTTC for the 2019.
While the direct contribution of the tourism sector to the country's GDP should reach 9,3% by 2028 (last year was 4,6%), according to WTTC long-term forecasts.
In the 2018 the tourism sector has contributed to around 286.000 new jobs. The value should reach more than 300.000 this year; the total jobs in the tourism sector, on the other hand, should reach around 111.000 (8,8% of total employment) within the 2028.
In the 2018, the total contribution of the tourism sector to the occupation of the country - considering also the jobs indirectly supported by the industries - amounted to 25,2% of total employment.
How much do tourists spend in Albania?
Foreign tourists spent on average in Albania 52 euro per person per day last year, while their average stay - according to data reported by the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) - was of 4.3 days.
The data, processed by the Albanian business magazine Monitor, highlighted how tourists who come from Kosovo stay for more holidays and that 76% of total visitors have chosen to spend their holidays at the hotel.
Italian tourists, on the other hand, are those who spend most on holiday in Albania (about 81 euros per person per day). Followed by visitors from Montenegro (who spend on average 60 euros per day per person) and those from Greece (who spend on average 59 euros per day per person).
Tourists from Kosovo, despite being in greater numbers, spend 'only' 43 per person per day; lower value than that of Macedonian tourists, who spend 46 per person per day.
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