Community Sustained Tourism in Rural Albania
The aim of this project is to help create a viable community based tourism plan for the Pellumbas village and region. By determining the visions of stakeholders, as well as considering the local village and natural resources of the area, we will create a plan to maximize its tourist potential. We explored the past and present situation of tourism in Albania and the Albanian government’s long-term plan for tourism in the country. We also looked at how community based tourism can be applied to Albania’s rural communities. Examples of locations with conditions similar to those of the Pellumbas village and region can be useful to determine the best ways to support community based tourism for this rural area. From extensive research on community based tourism we were able to identify challenges faced and strategies used to establish tourism effectively in similar situations.