Promotion and Protection of the Environment through Cultural and Ecological Tourism (ProTour) Project
This project aims to promote tourism through discovering and marking new hiking trails and making visible the natural resources of the area, awareness raising on environmental issues in order to attract more touristic activities and tourists and as such contribute in building up the local economy and environmental protection, promotion and management.
This project seeks to complement other existing tourism and environmental-oriented projects in the region of Gjirokastra, in order to best utilize resources for the full realization of sustainable development. By revitalizing the environmental areas, the project will promote a responsible use of the area’s natural resources for preservation and promote ecotourism. Additionally, the project will seek to educate local guides with mountain guiding skills, orienting, basic first aid and basic English for trails. By providing information to people about tourism services, this portion of the local economy can be improved and further developed.