Albania has set up a taskforce to monitor beaches across the country to facilite the operation of tourism during the coming summer season, the country’s Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Enterprise said on Monday.
In addition to the aforementioned ministry, the Albanian National Tourism Agency, National Coast Agency and Central Inspectorate of Market Supervision are also involved in inspections works covering lifeguard stations along the coastline stretching from Velipoja in northern Albania to Ksamil in the south.
The creation of the taskforce is based on an analysis of the relevant department’s performance during the tourism season last year, and aims to better meet the tourists’ needs, according to a press release issued by the ministry.
The first stage of the work includes checking hygiene and accommodation conditions along the beach, followed by the second stage slated in early August in which the authorities will examine whether the criteria set by the Council of Ministers are met, according to the National Tourism Agency.
Albania is expected to draw a higher number of tourists this year, maintaining the upward trend seen in recent years.