TIRANA, June 29
Foreign tourist guides and tour operators in Albania need a relevant certificate issued by the Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade, and Entrepreneurship. This institution released a notice on Thursday that specifies the documents that these categories need. Please, find below the text of the notice.
“The foreign tour operator, offering travel packages comprising visits in the territory of the Republic of Albania, has the obligation to ensure that the tourist group is accompanied by a certified guide by the Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade, and Entrepreneurship. In case of inspection, the foreign tour operator has the obligation to produce the service contract entered into with the certified tourist guide or Albanian tour operator.
The exercise of this activity by foreign citizens, in absence of a certified tourist guide, is punishable by a fine amounting to Lek 150.000. The State Market Surveillance Inspectorate, under the Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade, and Entrepreneurship exercises control and takes measures against infringements.”
For more information, you can contact the State Market Surveillance Inspectorate
Telephone no.: 0800 1313
E-mail: [email protected]
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