INSTAT has published the results of its Tourism Survey, looking at types of accommodation in Albania.
In 2019, there was a 6% increase in the number of hotels, guest houses, and campsites throughout the country. In addition to this, the number of bedrooms available increased by 10% and the number of beds by almost 12%.
Visitors staying in tourist accommodation had increased by 0.9% on the previous year and the number of nights they stayed increased by almost 6%. The occupancy rate across all kinds of accommodation in Albania for 2019 was 26.5%, an increase of almost 10% on the year before.
In terms of the most popular areas to stay, coastal areas near the sea accounted for over 58% of visitors. The south saw 33.8% of all touristic visits during the year.
In 2019, there was recorded a total of 1126 hotels, 208 holiday or short-stay accommodations, and 71 campsites. The number of hotels increased by 25 locations, campsites almost doubled, but other types of accommodation decreased by around 60 unites. There are a total of 33,798 hotel rooms in Albania, followed by 3067 in other forms of accommodation, and 629 camping spots. This equates to almost 78,000-bed spaces in hotels, nearly 10,000 in other accommodation, and 1399 campsite sleeping spots.
In terms of where tourists came from, 42% were from various international countries and 27.5% were from Kosovo. 10.9% were Italian, 9.1% Polish, 5.1% German, and 5.1% North Macedonian.
The typical tourist in 2019 arrived in Albania via the central or southern region, stayed in a non-coastal area, and preferred hotels.