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Tourism Improvement Districts

Tourism Improvement Districts (TIDs) strive to increase the number of overnight visitors in a particular area and are the driving force for destination marketing and promotion. TIDs are managed through a non-profit steering association which works with businesses and the local government. These associations are powerful funding tools which help hotels, craft shops, local artisans, and other businesses increase revenues in areas that are turned into local destinations.

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  • 03.15.2018

    14 March 2017 – 14 March 2018, so many steps in so little time!

    14 March 2017 – 14 March 2018, so many steps in so little time!

    In its first anniversary, the revitalized New Bazaar of Tirana or known as the TID Tirana area, was one of the main areas where the event “Summer Day 2018” was organized. This event was co-financed by AADD, which supports TID Tirana Association on any of its initiatives to help the community or businesses of this area. Flowers and colored balloons ornamented the Bazaar for this event. Face paintings, sports games and animators were present to entertain the children. A special attention was paid to the past, an exhibition with pictures of the New Bazaar from the years 1938–1942 was also part of the event. The well-known band “The three musketeers” rocked up a crowd of more than 3,000 attendees at the recreational square. If we would take a look back, during its first year of revitalization the New Bazaar hosted nearly 50 various events. More than 30 new businesses were opened with a considerable value invested that passes the figure of 4 million euros. More than 50 new employees were hired. Much was accomplished but even more is ahead.
    Happy birthday TID Tirana!

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  • 09.28.2016

    Round table discussion with Ministry of Urban Development

    Round table discussion with Ministry of Urban Development

    On Wednesday September 28th, the AADF’s Board of Trustees and the Ministry of Urban Development had a Round Table Discussion. Mrs. Gjermeni, the Minister of MUD, expressed her gratitude towards AADF’s continuous support and especially AADF’s successful implementation of the TID projects in Kruja, Korca, Tirana and Gjirokastra. During the round table discussion, the Ministry presented other potential projects for future collaboration.

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  • 12.28.2015

    Golden Bee Award

    Golden Bee Award

    The Ministry of Economy, Trade, Tourism and Entrepreneurship organized the third annual Golden Bee Awards which recognized Entrepreneurs and Organizations, under various categories, for their exceptional work in bringing economic development to Albania. The AADF was awarded the Golden Bee for Entrepreneurship in Culture and was nominated by the Ministry of Culture as a recognition for the development work over the past few years in revitalizing various historic town centers. The event was organized under the special attention of the Prime Minister Mr. Edi Rama.