Tirana, 27 April 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency
Albania will be for the first time part of “Google Street View”. As of 29 April, for eight weeks in a row, specialized Google teams will stay in Albania to include the country in “Google Street View”.
“Street View” is Google’s program that enables users to see streets, buildings, tourist areas or entire cities in 75 countries in seven continents of the world.
So far, Albania was left outside of this program, but starting from the months to come, it is expected to be included in “Google Street View” too.
Minister of Innovation, Milena Harito says that it’s been several years that efforts have been made to make Albania part of “Google Street View”. For this, she says, negotiations have taken place with Google.
“Everything seems ready now: Street View cars will start their work on 29 April and will work for 8 weeks in the main Albanian cities, coastal cities and tourist destinations”, minister Harito says.
This way, every person in the world can easily access from every computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone the tourist areas, streets and other parts of Albania.
Harito points out the importance of the tourist aspect in this project. “The incentive will help in the improvement of the image of the country in the eyes of foreign tourists. It will offer trust to tourists that come to Albania and allow them to see with their own eyes the natural and cultural beauties of our country”.
Albania’s accession in “Google Street View” is a welcomed step even for tourist operators. One of them says that it is a positive thing that “the coast, ancient and historical cities, mountain tourism will be able to be seen through on the internet through photos made by Google, through the ‘Google Street Project’”. /balkaneu.com/