The city of Pogradec has opened the tourist season, which was attended by the Minister of Tourism, Blendi Klosi and the Minister of Entrepreneurship Eduard Shalsi who held a conversation with hoteliers of the city, on the rules of the beaches, which will be applied in pandemic conditions. COVID 19.
Klosi made a presentation of all fiscal facilities in the field of tourism and spoke about the need to create tourist destinations, calling the region of Korca, Tuscany of Albania and the need for tourist packages by tour operators.
"In Albania, based on the calculations we have, there are over 500-600 million investments in hotels, an extraordinary job, but now these investments must be supplied to customers and for this we must create tourist destinations and tourist packages," said Klosi.
Summarizing and explaining fiscal policies towards tourism, Klosi said: “In the context of budget reform for 2020 and seeing what will happen after the end of the pandemic crisis, obviously the promotion of destinations and the logo of "Albania will be the task of the Ministry of Tourism, but we must also have an interactive tourism community."
"Within the two packages built by the government, the tourism sector was addressed more than any other sector. At the same time, the government has eased the fiscal burden for this sector. "A help is also the postponement of the profit tax for 2021", said Klosi.
Earlier, the mayor of Pogradec, Ilir Xhakolli, introduced them to some of the recent investments, such as the rose square, 10 personalized benches with pieces from the lyrics of Lasgush Poradec and the stories of Mitrush Kuteli, and in the center of this square a fountain in the shape of the book with sayings of both writers.
This year Pogradec has chosen to be more vulnerable to citizens not only with the changes made but also public beaches, cleanliness, water sports such as stand up paddle, or many activities that will accompany the tourist season.