1st Mediterranean Tourism Fair



Tirana, Albania

Organized By

Ministry of Economic Development Tourism Trade and Entrepreneurship, Albania

Type of institution




Specific site/destination




Lines of actions

Knowledge creation and dissemination

Type of activity

Events, meetings and conferences

Estimated outreach/impact of your activity

This session was focused on regional cooperation in the area of tourism, within the framework of International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development launched in 2017 in FITUR Madrid by the UNWTO, mainly on: Guarantee sustainable economic growth; Social inclusion, employment and reduction of poverty; Cultural values, diversity and heritage, and Mutual understanding, peace and security.

Target group

Private sector


8- 9 April, 2017, TIRANA, ALBANIA, EXPO City

The organisation of this event, the first of its kind in Tirana, aims to include Albania in the calendar of international tourism and travel fairs, and to become a point of contact of regional importance for stakeholders operating in the tourism industry, such as tour operators, government agencies, or local organisations and international institutions.

During the 2 days of the fair, the agenda of activities included several sessions where several distinguished guests will participate in, who shared their experiences and knowledge on the latest developments that the tourism sector is experiencing.

SESSION 1: Regional Cooperation in Tourism taking into
consideration the context of the International Year of Sustainable
Tourism for Development launched in 2017: Challenges and
Long-term Outlook.

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