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Locals Take the Reins of Albania’s Tourism Development

Locals Take the Reins of Albania’s Tourism Development

When USAID first started supporting the development of tourism in Albania in 2003, fewer than 300,000 international travelers visited the country annually, despite the country’s tourist-friendly mountains and sandy beaches.
Today, tourism accounts for 25 percent of the country’s GDP, with more than 4.1 million tourists visiting in 2015 alone. The sector is one of the most important sources for employment and small business growth in the country.

2 minute beach clean up…

2 minute beach clean up…

With a whole lot of spirit our little guy was thrilled to pitch in and clean the local beach. We were thrilled to catch it all on video.

Albania Hopes to Lure Tourists With Communist Nuclear Bunker

Albania Hopes to Lure Tourists With Communist Nuclear Bunker

TIRANA, Albania — Who doesn’t want to see a formerly top-secret Communist nuclear bunker?

A facility that was designed to keep Albania running after a nuclear attack is the latest relic of the country’s dark Communist past that is being reinvented as a modern tourist attraction.

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