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Foreign visitors to Albania fall 9.8% y/y in Jan

Foreign visitors to Albania fall 9.8% y/y in Jan Skanderbeg square, Tirana, Albania

TIRANA (Albania), February 25 (SeeNews) – Foreign nationals who visited Albania in the first month of 2019 numbered 209,520, down by 9.8% year-on-year, the country's statistical office, INSTAT, said on Monday.

The number of foreign nationals who visited Albania for the purpose of recreation in January fell by 10.4% to 194,863, INSTAT said in a statement.

The largest number of foreign visitors in January came from Kosovo, Greece, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Italy. Visitors from North Macedonia registered the sharpest year-on-year decline, of 19%.

In 2018, the total number of foreign visitors to Albania increased by 16% on the year to 5.9 million.