Travel and tourism industry in Albania can be characterized by its archaeological heritage, from Greek, Roman, and Ottoman to Illyrian times. Its mountainous topography, Cold War Era artifacts, unspoiled beaches, Albanian cuisine, hospitality and affordability offers a complete package to the globe trotters. And this is what perhaps works wonder for the country. In fact, sites like Lonely Planet have confirmed Albania as one of the best destinations to visit. Similarly, the New York Times has ranked the country fourth among fifty two places to visit. Even though it is still underdeveloped, the country is prepared to make its debut worldwide while celebrating its independence.
Bulk of foreign tourists from countries such as Kosovo, Greece, Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden and Montenegro, flock into Albania. Also, tourists keep coming from the Western European countries like Belgium, France, Netherlands and the UK. Tourism in this country is a booming industry with hundreds and thousands of tourists visiting each year. Moreover, Greek tourists have increased largely since the crises.
Albania is quite a safe country with friendly people everywhere. While being here, you must spend some time with the locales. The first time travelers are, however, recommended to consult print or online publications and travel forums before setting out for the journey. Else, simply choose making booking through a local tour operator. There are a few packages that include Balkans as well. Backpackers and travelers with Camper Vans prefer staying at guesthouses or camping along the coasts. Speak to a local tour operator to know about the best hotels or guesthouses or check online. However, a local operator will be able to tell better if you need to pay anything for resting in the countryside or along the coast in your van.