Record 1.1 million tourists in September, INSTAT: 45% more foreign visitors than in 2022



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Over 1 million foreign visitors came to Albania during the month of September. The figure is almost double the number of tourists who arrived during this month in 2022.

Tourists continue to visit Albania even in September. According to data from INSTAT, during this month 1.1 million foreign citizens entered the country.

Compared to a year ago, there is an increase of 45% of foreign citizens. Specifically, in the same month of 2022, Albania was visited by about 760 thousand tourists.

If we look at the data for the purpose of travel, it can be seen that only for reasons of vacation or visit, 1 million and 25 thousand foreign tourists entered Albania, increasing by 62% that was last year, where for the same purpose of travel, 632 thousand tourists entered in Albania.

According to INSTAT, in September 2023, compared to September 2022, the arrivals of foreign citizens increased by 47% for personal reasons, 62% for transit trips, and there is a decrease in business trips by 35%.

The great attention of foreign media to Albania, the favorable prices, the increasing number of flights have led many foreign visitors to discover Albania and the special destinations of the country. During the nine months of 2023, the number of foreign citizens who entered the Albanian territory is 8,294,600. This number has increased by 29.0%, compared to the same period of 2022.