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Albanian PM Welcomes UNWTO Chief, Embraces Shared Targets

Albanian PM Welcomes UNWTO Chief, Embraces Shared Targets

On his first official go to to Albania, Secretary-Common Pololikashvili met Prime Minister Rama and Minister of Tourism Mirela Kumbaro

UNWTO Secretary-Common Zurab Pololikashvili has met with His Excellency Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania, to discover shared priorities for enhancing tourism’s function in financial improvement and social alternative.

On his first official go to to Albania, Secretary-Common Pololikashvili reaffirmed his imaginative and prescient for a tourism remodeled across the priorities of jobs, schooling and investments, and met each Prime Minister Rama and Minister of Tourism Mirela Kumbaro to discover widespread targets and potential areas of larger collaboration. Within the space of investments, the 2 events recognized the opportunity of producing a brand new set of Funding Pointers for Albania with the intention of supporting tourism initiatives targeted on sustainability.

Advancing a shared dedication to youth empowerment by tourism, Prime Minister Rama joined the Secretary-Common in presenting certificates of participation to the Albanian delegation on the first UNWTO World Youth Tourism Summit held final yr. The With Mayor of Tirana Eeion Veliaj, the UNWTO management mentioned the alternatives of innovation and sensible tourism, towards the backdrop of ‘Tumo Piramide’, one of many greatest startup hubs within the Balkans. The Secretary-Common Zurab Pololikashvili confirmed UNWTO’s curiosity in working with the Authorities and Albanian innovators to spice up innovation throughout the broader area.

Tourism delivering for Albanian folks

UNWTO Secretary-Common Zurab Pololikashvili says: “I’m extraordinarily happy to be in Albania and witness the Authorities embracing tourism as and financial and improvement driver to supply a brighter future for folks in each cities and rural areas. UNWTO will proceed to work intently with Albania to make sure the large potential is totally realized each right here and throughout the broader area.”

Secretary-Common Pololikashvil additionally recommended the Albanian Authorities for his or her sturdy help for the sector, each throughout and the pandemic and as tourism recovers. Albania loved one of many strongest will increase in worldwide vacationer arrivals within the area, outperforming all of the European Union nations in 2022 with a 19% rise in guests.

UNWTO to affix Sustainability Discussion board

The high-level UNWTO delegation can even be part of tourism leaders from throughout the area for the Way forward for Environmental and Sustainable Tourism in Albania (FESTA, Tirana, 3-5 April). Themed “Harnessing the ability of South Jap Europe by regional cooperation in tourism”, UNWTO will emphasize the very important significance of jobs, schooling and funding to construct a extra sustainable and inclusive tourism sector.