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30 foreign tourist agencies bring Adventure Tourism in Albania

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 09:00 to Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 09:00
In the context of promoting a new kind of tourism in Albania, the National Tourism Agency (NTA) and the Ministry of Urban Development and Tourism, wish to inform you that we are organizing a group of 30 foreign tourist agencies and international media representatives from the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), that will visit our country as part of a tour in Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia from 28 August - 31 August. It is about the arrival for the first time to one of the most elite and professional groups in the practice of adventure tourism on a global level. It is enough said that in this group will be present also members of "Lonely Planet", we understand the importance and prestige that this familiarization tour will have. It is worth to mention that the "Lonely Planet" is the biggest tourist guide in the world and its echo will certainly influence in Albania's growing reputation internationally as a destination that has so much to offer, and now also the product of adventure tourism. Agents of big companies, reputable "travel writer" and journalists from the USA, Canada, Sweden, will be closely acquainted with the wonders that nature has blessed Albania in a tour that NTA has taken care to be extraordinary and difficult to be forgotten, so that promotion and marketing of our country to be real and provided in the most professional manner.
 
The purpose of this familiarization trip (FAM TRIP) is not only to explore the potential of Albania for this new trend of tourism, but also to share experiences with tour operators in the country that are focused on this tourism product which is not so popular at the moment.
And the response has been really encouraging, about 16 tourist agencies that were contacted, more than half of them have confirmed their participation so far, being a clear indication of the high interest that has caused this event due to take place by the end of the month.
 
Below is the list of the albanian tours operators, who have confirmed their participation:
 

1. Adventure& Fun Albania

2. Outdoor Albania

3. Zbulo! Discover Albania

4. Mountin Bike Albania

5. Explorer Travel & Tours

6. Sondor Travel

7. Our Own Expeditions

8. Samsel Travel

9. High Albania Summit Club

10. Albania Water Sports

11. Ecovolis

12. Albrafting

13. Albania Adventure

14. Tours Albania

15. Elite Travel DMC

16. Vacances Albania

17. Fani Travel and Tours

 

Meanwhile, there are 15 foreign travel agencies who joined this FAM Trip. 

1.BikeHike Adventures ( Ca)

2.Bredeson Outdoor Adventures (US)

3. ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours (US)

4. Summer Feet Cycling (US)

5. S-cape Travel (It)

6. European Walking Tours (Sz)

7. Whole Journeys ( US)

8. Oydsseia-In (Bg)

9. Hauser Exkursionen int. GmbH (De)

10. Mountain Madness (US)

11. Bike Tours Direct (US)

12. Academic Arrangements Abroad (US)

13. Austin Adventures (US)

14. Dopamina (Es)

15. Radurlaub ZeitReisen GmbH (De)

 

The representatives of the international media :

1. The Wall Street Journal

2. Lonely Planet

3. Nanoq

4. National Geographic Traveler

5. Outside Magazine

6. Yahoo Travel

7. Wanderlust Magazine 

 

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