In Albania, the amount of money spent by foreign tourists accounted for 14.8% of Gross Domestic Product. This was the figure recently confirmed by the UN World Tourism Organization, according to which, in the Balkans, Montenegro comes first with 21.8% of GDP, followed by Albania.
Meanwhile, in other countries such as Serbia and FYROM, this percentage is very low, because they don’t have a coastline.
On the other hand, according to the World Tourism and Travel Council, in 2018, the contribution of tourism in the Albanian economy will amount to 26.3% of GDP. According to this organization, in 2017, the direct contribution of this sector on the GDP accounted for 8.5% of GDP. In 2018, this contribution is expected to grow by 3.9% to 393.3 billion lek. /ibna/