Strategy on Tourism Still Absent in Albania - Says SSA
Albanian Daily News
Published September 22, 2017
Strategy on tourism is still absent in Albania. This was the conclusion of a recent performance audit conducted by the Supreme State Audit (SSA) in the former-Ministry of Economic Development, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise. The SSA report underlines that no strategy on tourism for a period of time from 2017 to 2022 has yet been drafted, despite the urgent necessity for such document.
"Although three years have passed since the draft on National Tourism Strategy 2014-2020 has been prepared the tourism sector does not yet have an Adopted Strategy for Sustainable Development, but only a draft strategy for the years 2017-2022 whith statistical data that do not comply with the reality," said SSA.
According to SSA the lack of real statistics in this sector may generate difficulties and shortcomings if strategies are drafted.
Furthermore the entire legal framework which has been just prepared shows deficiencies while the categorization of accommodation units as a key initiative has made no progress.