Tirana Photo Festival, a project of DMO ALBANIA is nominated for “Tourism Campaign of the Year” given by the Emerging Europe Awards. Emerging Europe is a London-based think tank committed to boosting the social and economic development of twenty-three countries in Eastern Europe and raising awareness about the region. Albania is one of the countries.
DMO Albania was one of applicants and after an evaluation process on some strict criteria, Emerging Europe chooses 10 candidates for each category. DMO Albania was nominated among 10 candidates in the category “Tourism Campaign of the Year” for organizing Tirana Photo Festival, that gathers professional photographers and amateurs from Albania and other nations. Tirana Photo Festival promotes touristic Albania through photography. 10 candidates in this category are: Invest Moldova; Visit Estonia; Emotions are Georgia; Cities & Regions of Belarus, Lubjana Tourism; Spice of Europe Budapest; G-spot Vilnus; DMO ALBANIA “TiranaPhotoFestival”; Two Million Reasons Slovenia and Visit Poland.
Emerging Europe called organizations and businesses to present their projects for development, strategies, boosting investments and tourism. From 1000 applicants were selected 120 nominees across all of 23 countries which make up this region. Poland leads the way with 32 nominations, while Albania has 4 nominations, one of them is DMO ALBANIA (Destination Management Organization) based in Tirana, which is a non profit working for promoting tourism destinations in the country. Biggest projects of DMO Albania are www.visit-tirana.com tourism portal; www.visit-gjirokastra.com tourism portal and www.tiranaphotofestival.com
Last year we were nominated for Visit Tirana, as tourism campaign of the year. We are very happy to be selected as nominees among many competing countries in Europe.