Albanian tourism in 2014, marked a qualitative jump in its development. Expressed in percentage, the number of tourists who came last year marked an increase of 20 to 25% more than in 2013. This fact has been confirmed by the Minister of Urban Development and tourism, Eglantina Gjermeni.
Gjermeni underlined "summer tourist season has been very positive for Albania in 2014 compared with 2013. This has shown that the number of tourists is increased to 20 or 25%, duration of their stay in Albania increased, and level of revenues to the Albanian economy resulting from tourism has been increased more than 30%, compared with year 2013, (the first 6 months according to the Institute of Statistics)".
Minister particularly focused on regional tourists and facilitation of procedures for visitors coming from Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro, in order to provide smooth arrival and not waiting for hours at the border.
Gjermeni mentioned natural beauties of our country, developments of recent years in road infrastructure, as well as accommodation, hospitality, special culinary.
"Everyone who have visited Albania once, do not hesitate to come for the second time. Many natural beauties of our country have captivated everyone, filling the pages and covers of many of the most prestigious magazines and newspapers around the world. Tourism in Albania is increasingly considered every year as the future of this country, as the engine of economic development and people employment”, said Gjermeni.
Another tourist season has already started, hence, snow tourism. There are many areas where this tourism can be developed and many winter sports can be played.