With over 57,000 visitors within 24 hours, tourists finally awaken to the magical charm of Albania

The Balkan nation of Albania has seen 411,927 more tourists visiting the country between January and August this year than in the same period last year with the total number of tourists visiting Albania until August 8, 2011 standing at an impressive 2.15 million.

In addition, a record number of entry-exits were registered in border-crossing points all over the country with 57,255 people entering Albania within 24 hours on Monday the 8th August. The Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha stated in a meeting of the Council of Ministers last week that this trend turns tourism into one of the most important sectors of the Albanian economy.

But it’s not just incoming tourist numbers increasing. Indeed, the number of Albanians travelling abroad has also risen this year with around 347,000 having travelled overseas in Q1 2011 thanks to visa liberalisation.

As Albania slowly but surely places itself on the tourist map, the country has started to attract firm interest from foreign investors with foreign direct investment (FDI) in Albania exceeding the $1 billion mark last year according to the UNDP Resident Coordinator making the Balkan nation the second largest investment beneficiary in Southeast Europe after Serbia, and the only country in the region where investment has increased despite the global economic downturn.

Ravin Maharajah, Partner of Lalzit Bay Resort & Spa, the 5* luxury residential development located on Albania’s Adriatic coastline, comments,

“Albania is a distinctive emerging market one that investors can see potential in. There are vast monetary opportunities in Albania and investors want to take advantage of the growing tourist market, competitive business environment and of course the property development opportunities.

“We are proud that our 5* development lies within Albania and are delighted to be a part of its growth.  As tourism matures so does the interest in Lalzit Bay Resort & Spa development and it has become highly desired by domestic and international tourists and investors alike looking for properties away from the city close to warm sea waters and good old peace and quiet.” 

With ever rising tourist levels and plenty of foreign investment, Lalzit Bay is a very sensible choice for property investment costing from just €29,000 for a gorgeous studio apartment. The resort will provide outstanding on-site facilities including a beach club, tennis courts and a wide choice of delicious international cuisines available in the restaurants.

For more information contact Lalzit Bay Resort & Spa on 0845 125 8600 or visit www.lalzitbay.com