Vlora Marina, the project that is transforming elite tourism in Albania!
While all of Albania's energy is oriented towards investments in the field of tourism, one of the projects that is receiving special attention is Vlora Marina, which is considered one of the most strategic in the development of elite tourism in the country. Vlora Marina, which stands as a precious stone between two seas, the Adriatic and the Ionian, is predicted to be one of the largest in the Balkan region, turning into a competitive project in a global market. Vlora Marina was conceived to offer the best services with the highest quality and also to bring a new approach to hospitality, a sector still unconsolidated with the appropriate standards in Albania. The increasing number of cruises that stops on Albanian shores, and the addition of a new direct flight line such as Ryanair with 18 destinations from Tirana to Europe, have led to a significant increase in foreign visitors in Albania. The growing number of tourists is the main reason of all these elite investments are capable to offer premium services. This new project has attracted the attention of foreign media. The Italian news agency ANSA described Vlora Marina as part of the explosion of tourism in the Adriatic. According to the study conducted by Risposte Turismo, an Italian company specializing in tourism research and consultancy, Albania has the largest increase in the Adriatic region, with 53.9% passengers more than a year ago, with a larger increase and ahead of Montenegro, Greece, or Italy. According to the study, the cruise industry and in particular the ferry segment will be the sectors that will benefit the most from new investments in the next three years. According to the official figures in the country, in the first 4 months of 2023, the number of passengers from cruises was 8% higher compared to the same period last year. The economic development that this project will generate is expected to transform Vlora and Albania into one of the most competitive countries in the elite tourism industry, in the Balkan region and even wider throughout the Mediterranean. According to the prediction, the implementation of this project will bring to the economy of Vlora a benefit of 4.3 million euros per year. Located in one of the most strategic positions of the city, Vlora Marina brings for the first time in Albania a mixed urban development, completely authentic. In a world-class Marina with 438 berths, Premium apartments with exclusive sea views, and a well-known network of 5-star luxury hotel brands.