ENVIRONMENT AND TOURISM CASE STUDY OF ALBANIA COASTJournal: International journal of ecosystems and ecology science (IJEES) (Vol.3, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2013-01-10
Authors : Gjergji Shqau Shkelqim Gjevori;
Page : 89-96
Keywords : tourism; environment; Albania; coastal line; visitors;
Tourism is considered as one of the most important sectors of the economy of a country. Various studies have identified the significant impact that the environment plays in the development or curbing of tourism in general. The methodology of this paper is based on the collection of primary and secondary data from various sources, use of questionnaires and interviews with choice, tourists and business entrepreneurs across all the coast line, and data processing with different computer programs. Albania is a country where tourism has a significant impact on the economy by about 20%, and has activated a diverse tourist offer, such as coastal tourism, mountain, etc. The most important offer in Albania of all these is of course coastal tourism, both for the number of participants and for the percentage to the structure of total incomes from tourism. The purpose of this research is how the environmental problems can affect tourism. Problems are different, starting from urban waste, sewage, air pollution, dirty sand, various garbage, and unpaved roads or still under construction, etc. The trend of visitors is increasing from 353 thousand in 2001 to 2417 thousand in 2010, again there is a deviation of visitors by about 15%.
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