Albania registered its historically best year in tourism due to an increased flow of foreign tourists, ATA reported.

The Bank of Albania /central bank - note ed./ published a report on the balance of payments, from which it is clear that the expenditure of foreigners in Albania for the first six months of the year reached 1.13 billion euros, which marked an increase of 64 percent in compared to the same period last year.

According to the bank's data, income from foreign cash flows increased by 32 percent during this period.

“The first six months of 2022 marked the highest historical level since the beginning of the Bank of Albania reports on this data.

The trend is expected to continue as data from the Albanian Institute of Statistics INSTAT shows that foreigner visits have peaked in the summer months.

From south to north, foreign tourists have been numerous this season," the bank informed.

Already in the first quarter of the year, spending by foreigners in Albania exceeded the 2019 level by 17 percent, while in the second quarter the year-on-year increase was even greater, at 43 percent.

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According to data from the Albanian Institute of Statistics, about 2.5 million foreign citizens entered the country in the first six months of the year, which is 16.4 percent more than in the same period of 2019.


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