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Apollo goes big in Albania

Pressmeddelande   •   Jan 23, 2018 16:29 CET

From left to right: Mr. Ilir Abdi, Ambassador at the Albanian Embassy in Stockholm, Mr. Ditmir Bushati, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania, Leif Vase Larsen, CEO at Apollo, Nina Hornewall, Commercial Director at Apollo

12 January, Apollo’s management team held a meeting with Albania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ditmir Bushati, and the Ambassador at the Albania Embassy in Stockholm, Mr. Ilir Abdi, in order to discuss how Albania can become an ever bigger success as a tourist destination than it already is.

–We see great opportunities with Albania in the future! After the success in Saranda in South Albania, we increase our business this summer at the new destination, Durrës. We will offer direct flights from Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, and Copenhagen, to the colorful capital of Albania, Tirana. This is, without a doubt, a holiday destination to count on, says Leif Vase Larsen, CEO at Apollo.

Apollo will be the first Swedish Tour Operator to offer direct flights and package holidays to Albania in the summer 2018. In connection with this, Apollo introduces seven new hotels, one of which is the concept hotel Fafa Grand Blue Resort, as an Apollo Mondo Family Resort. The new hotels are located in the summer city of Durrës, beautifully situated, with long stretches of sandy beaches along the coast of Central Albania.

–Much suggests that Albania will be the big travel news of this summer. We have noticed a great deal of interest and curiosity from our Swedish travelers, which also reflects in the number of bookings for this summer. Many want to take the opportunity to explore Albania, and the Durrës area is an exciting complement to Saranda in the south part of the country, says Peter Browall, General Manager at Apollo Sweden.

Apollo is one of the leading Tour operators in the Nordic region, with close to 500 staff members and one million travelers yearly. Clients can travel with us to destinations all over the world, whether they would like to go on a relaxing sun and beach holiday, have a week of training in a warm climate, or spend a weekend in an exciting big city. We arrange package holidays, training holidays, city breaks and cruises. In addition, we offer secure a booking environment of airline tickets and hotel stays separately, if the client prefers an individual arrangement.

Apollo, together with the airline Novair, specialist Tour Operators Golf Plaisir, Lime Travel, Xtravel, and Sport Resort Playitas, make up the DER Touristik Nordic AB group. Since 2015, we are a part of German and privately owned REWE Group, with over 300 000 employees. Apollo are working actively for sustainable travel and social responsibility, and collaborate with SOS Barnbyar, Epcat, and SOK (the Swedish Olympic Committee). Apollo is certified by Travelife since 2016.

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