Trade Fair Participation

We are happy to inform you we will be at ITB Berlin 2020, a global event for the travel industry.
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Stand: Western Balkans – Powered by RCC Int.
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Let's meet and discus the hidden gems of Albania and beyond!

Trade Fair Participation

We are happy to inform you we will be at the World Travel Market London 2019, a global event for the travel industry.

Looking forward to meet new and existing industry professionals.

WTM, London; 4 – 6 November 2019

Come and visit us at the stand EU770, and we will discus the hidden gems of Albania and beyond.

Outdoor Albania is a tour operator based in Tirana, leading for more than 25 years in the adventure tourism. We offer group and private packages including one-day and multi-day hiking tours, Albanian heritage tours, cycling tours and many more with a passion for sustainable tourism and the willingness to make a difference.

We are looking for a skilled and energetic Reservations Officer


A multi-tasking job 
The main focus of the Reservations Officer is to check the availability of accommodations or transportation based on requests and to reserve accordingly. You will be having direct contact with our suppliers via email and phone and will become the voice of Outdoor Albania.
In addition you will be supporting the work of the Operation Department with all the needed logistics and arrangements of the ongoing tours.


Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a motivated team worker with multi tasking capabilities, who has good telephone manner, with excellent written and spoken English & Albanian. Your customer service capabilities need to be good and you need to be able to deal with a variety of concerns. We expect you to know logistics fundamentals, to be computer literate and have a good knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel. Last but not least, we expect you to show commitment to good ethics and responsible travel!



  • Min. of 2 years of work experience
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel Package
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Excellent written and spoken Albanian



  • Work experience
  • University degree preferably in Tourism
  • An interest in walking and outdoor activities


Are you interested?

In that case, we would like to meet you! Please send a letter of motivation and your CV before the 30th of June 2019 to

Outdoor Albania organises nature-friendly tours promoting the protection of landscapes, bio- habitats, traditions and monuments of Albania and beyond. Outdoor Albania is a company “by travelers, for travelers”, that focuses in delivering great holidays through rich travel experiences that show the real, authentic and off-the-beaten-track Albania.

How it all began
It is 1991, communism has just ended and Albania opens its borders. The first curious tourists enter a country that has kept its beauty to it self for many years. A language quite unlike any other, limited infrastructure and little information about where to go made Albania in to a destination for the adventurists and pioneers pur sang.

A pioneer and adventurist on the Albanian side was Mr. Illir Mati, an electronics engineer retired from fixing submarine sonars for the Albanian Navy. Curious to meet people from other countries and with pride for his country he started organizing “Journeys in the Albanian Nature and Culture.”  

Together with his old Ford Transit, lovingly nicknamed ‘The Periscope’, Illir allowed trekkers, climbers, skiers, kayakers, rafters, journalists, archaeologists, anthropologists, geologists and other brave hearts to discover this new opened country. This all was done with great hospitality and a big heart, which gave tourists the feeling as if they were on the road with a personal friend.

22 August 1991, a big date in the history of Outdoor Albania. Illir Mati registered the company, at that time still called “Aulona SUB TOURS”, at the county of Vlorë. Laying the foundation for what later  would be renamed into Outdoor Albania. In the years that followed family members, friends and many other travel enthusiasts got involved and together they experienced growth, success and difficult times, while always keeping their travelling spirit alive.

Inspired by his father, Gent Mati also got ‘bitten by the travel bug’. After working with his father, while finishing his study, Gent meets kayakers from Italy. They invite him to come to Italy and for several summers to follow Gent works on the Italian rivers as an instructor. After a few summers Gent decides to expand his borders and travels the world as a safety kayaker.

Eventually in 2003, Gent meets Laura Payne  his Dutch partner in business and life and together they decided to go continue trail-blazing the Albanian tourism industry. The business expended and grew in to what Outdoor Albania now still stands for; a tour operator specialized in cultural round trips and active tours bringing travellers the pure and authentic Albania.