TIRANA (Albania), November 23 (SeeNews) – The total number of foreign nationals who visited Albania in the first ten10 months of 2018 increased by 17.3% year-on-year to 5.4 million, the country's statistical office, INSTAT, said on Friday.
The number of foreign nationals who visited Albania for the purpose of recreation increased by 16.6% on the year to 2.6 million in the period under review, INSTAT said in a statement.
The largest number of international visitors came from Kosovo, Macedonia, Greece, Italy and Montenegro, while visitors from Poland registered the sharpest year-on-year increase, of 34.8%, in the January-October period, followed by Italy with 22.5%.
In the month of October alone, Albania was visited by 337,603 foreign nationals, down 11% year-on-year. Of the total, 130,578 came for recreational purposes, down 22% compared to October 2017.