The Development of Tourism in Albania and the Importance of Cultural Tourism

Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


Tourism is considered as one of the most important sectors for development and economic growth of a country. Albania has the appropriate potential for the development of this sector in all its specters such as coastal, mountainous, cultural, historic, curative etc. The main purpose of this study is to present the development of Tourism in Albania throughout 2000–2013 and focus mostly on cultural Tourism. As information source, we have used official ones such as INSTAT and WTTC. Statistic indicators represented in this study give a clear idea of the way Tourism in Albania has made during these years. An analysis of the factors that have positive and negative effects in Albania Tourism sector has its importance in reaching the necessary conclusions and recommendations for the future.


Tourism Albania Cultural Tourism Statistical data INSTAT 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enkela Caca
    • 1
  • Christos Ap. Ladias
    • 2
  • Antoneta Polo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of GjirokastraGjirokastraAlbania
  2. 2.Department of Economic and Regional DevelopmentPanteion University of Social and Political SciencesAthensGreece

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