TIRANA, April 9 (Xinhua) -- Albania hosted the first Mediterranean tourism fair this weekend bringing together several tour operators from Macedonia, Montenegro, Italy and Greece.
Albanian Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Milva Ekonomi attended the opening of the fair, noting that the authorities here aimed at putting Albania into the international calendar of fairs.
According to her, the organization of such fair in Albanian capital brought added value to the country's tourism.
The fair consisted of 72 stands with about 120 subjects. It came a few days after the Albanian government made the decision to cut the tax on tourism from 20 percent to only 6 percent to promote the development of this sector.
The minister told reporters that such decision would also promote services quality as well as boost investments in the sector.
Albania has seen a constant growth of foreign tourists as well as the revenues generated from this sector.
Last year, around 4.7 million tourists visited Albania while the revenues generated from tourists amounted over 1.5 billion euros (1.59 billion U.S. dollars), the highest figure ever recorded here.