Albania has all the potential to benefit a significant amount of EU funds which need to be used for the development of agritourism, because although it is a small country, it has a rich culinary and many myths and legends, which could be attractive for many foreign tourists
The Albanian minister of Agriculture, Niko Peleshi declared today that Europe has 88 thousand agritourism outlets, 5 million beds, while employing 500 thousand people.
Stressing that the government is working to develop this new sector of the Albanian tourism, Peleshi said that the national scheme for the support of agriculture has 11 million euros which will be spent for the development of agritourism.
According to Peleshi, the aim of the Albanian government is to attract tourists 365 days a year, as this would increase the contribution to GDP by several times. /ibna/