Travel and Tourism Index: Albania among 15 countries that fared best last year
Albania is one of the 15 most improved countries in Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index in 2017.
The latest World Economic Forum report finds that some emerging economies, including Albania, have significantly improved their performance results since 2015.
According to the report this means that these countries are providing better conditions to attract and welcome tourists who will travel for the first time in the next decade.
Referring to the ranking of 136 countries, Albania ranks 98th in this index, while it is left behind by Macedonia, which holds the 89th place.
According to the same rating, compared to the countries in the region, our country leaves behind Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is listed at the 113th place.
Meanwhile, according to the latest report of the World Tourism and Travel Council, Albania ranked 96th in the absolute impact of tourism on Gross Domestic Product, from 120th in 2015.
According to the assessment, involving 185 states, in 2016, Albania ranked 26th in terms of relative impact on GDP, in the 61st place for the growth forecast for 2017 and in the 26th place for the medium term.
The data showed that the direct contribution of Albanian tourism to GDP was estimated at approximately one billion dollars, while it is expected that by 2017 this figure will increase by about 5.2%.
Meanwhile, according to forecasts, in 2027 this indicator will reach 11%.
Regarding the positioning, with the countries of the region, the report of the World Tourism and Travel Council notes that the contribution of tourism industry to GDP places Albania to the 105th place, leaving behind Montenegro and Bosnia – Herzegovina.
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