Albania’s First Green Agro-Tourism Business Kazerma e Cerenit Nominated for Prestigious Sustainable Tourism Award

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Kazerma e Cerenit, the first green agro-tourism business in Albania, has been nominated for the Sustainable Tourism Award at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2023. This nomination is a recognition of Kazerma e Cerenit’s commitment to sustainable practices in tourism and its dedication to preserving Albania’s cultural heritage.

Established in 1975 as Army Barracks 3700, Kazerma e Cerenit was transformed in 2020 into a sustainable agro-tourism business that showcases Albania’s rich history and culinary artistry while promoting eco-friendly tourism. The site features solar panels throughout the area, demonstrating a commitment to renewable energy and reducing carbon emissions.

Ismet Shehu, the visionary owner of Kazerma e Cerenit, said, “We are delighted to receive this nomination for the Sustainable Tourism Award. We believe that tourism can and should be sustainable, and we are proud to be leading the way in Albania. Our mission is to create an exceptional dining experience while promoting responsible tourism and preserving our cultural heritage.”

The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the global travel and tourism industry. The Sustainable Tourism Award recognizes organizations that promote sustainable tourism practices and contribute to the social and economic well-being of local communities while minimizing negative impacts on the environment.

Kazerma e Cerenit is an ideal candidate for this award, given its dedication to preserving Albania’s cultural heritage while promoting sustainable tourism. The site features a war museum that showcases Albania’s military history, as well as an onsite restaurant that serves locally sourced and organic food. Visitors can enjoy a unique culinary experience while learning about Albania’s rich history.

The nomination of Kazerma e Cerenit for the Sustainable Tourism Award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of its staff and management. It demonstrates that sustainable tourism can be profitable while promoting responsible travel and preserving cultural heritage.

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