A Modern-Day Journey in Byron’s Footsteps in Albania

Ilda Erkoçi


Within a context of literary tourism, this paper starts with an overview of the Albanian motifs in world art and especially world literature to later more specifically focus on Byron and Albania. The poet’s contribution to the literary discovery of Albania is highlighted. Tourist profile is built through an analysis of the impressions they have left mainly in the form of diaries. The paper also tries to briefly investigate the effect of the Byron craze on the potential travel behaviour of prospective tourists. In addition, expectations and place authenticity are also considered. The paper concludes that considering the tourist interest, the existing trail should be better developed and that the tourists’ impressions offer a good feedback on the kind of development needed.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2012.v2n4p97

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