• Developing a cross sectoral approach to sustainable tourism development in Albania
  • Qeparo, Albania
  • Dutch government
  • in progress, 2016
  • 1359-ATA
  • consultancy, business cases
  • Tea Hadzizulfic
  • CSR Netherlands, Open Fabric, ANVR, Boer Forest, PUM, Sawadee, Alterra, Gutundgut, Originate

Traveller and the Olive Grove

With its amazing food, its multitude of untouched nature and its rich ancient history Albania deserves a much broader public that comes to visit, than the 'off the beaten track tourist'. International tourism is a sector in constant development: More and more travellers are looking for authentic experiences which enrich them as individuals and also do something good for the country they are visiting. Sustainable tourism can provide these experiences through unique learning experiences directly tied to a country's people and culture. Having this in mind the Dutch Embassy supported a cooperation of Cityförster with MVO Nederland and partners, to work on an inspiring concept for sustainable tourism in Albania, combining it with agriculture. The goal was to strengthen one destination by a multi -stakeholder approach to create a better place to live and to visit. After comprehensive analyses Qeparo, an old village along the coastline of Albania, has been chosen as a concrete area and in March 2016 a one-week workshop consisting of field visits, interviews with local entrepreneurs and design and business planning sessions with entrepreneurs on agriculture, hospitality, tourism services, urban planning and product design was organized. It resulted in potential projects, business cases and future scenarios for Qeparo. The project is currently being prepared for follow-up, up-scaling and replication.

  • Developing a cross sectoral approach to sustainable tourism development in Albania
  • Qeparo, Albania
  • Dutch government
  • in progress, 2016
  • 1359-ATA
  • consultancy, business cases
  • Tea Hadzizulfic
  • CSR Netherlands, Open Fabric, ANVR, Boer Forest, PUM, Sawadee, Alterra, Gutundgut, Originate

Tourists Experience in Albania