Who we are
Alban Travel is a premium travel agency dedicated to providing amazing holidays in the beautiful, unspoiled lands of Albania and surrounding Eastern European areas. We offer competitively priced tickets and charter our own flights to Albania, ensuring the best prices and the best experience. Alban Travel proudly serves the Albanian community in London, as well as travellers looking for an adventure or a relaxing haven off the beaten path.
ExpertoItaly has been naturally incorporated into the brand in 2016 after a long-standing relationship with Vito in chartering places in Albania and Italy. ExpertoItaly shares the same values for customer service and passion in discovering exciting places.
What we do
Call us old-fashioned but we believe in tailoring our holidays to suit our customers’ needs, organising as much or as little as you need and generally taking the hassle out of planning and coordinating a series of hotel stays, with flights, transfers and excursions if required.
Our business opens the door to magnificent mountain landscapes, pristine beaches and a wealth of history. The launch of GotoAlbania provides an insight into this enigmatic country with its breath-taking natural scenery and its endearing hospitability. We believe that everyone should experience this paradise in their lifetimes.
We tend to veer away from the larger slightly impersonal hotels, working instead with family-owned or independently run properties that range in budget and style from rural B&B’s to luxury spa hotels.
Where are we?
We are based in London’s Kings Cross. Contact us by phone, email or better still, you can pop by to discuss your travel plans in person.
116 Kings Cross Road
Meet the team
From a mountain shepherd boy in his youth, to the budding businessman he is today, Nick endeavours to share his passion with every client. He started Alban Travel in 2002 and has expanded it successfully to charter his own airline.
Nick has a wealth of experience and a seemingly inexhaustible supply of contacts. As well as running a travel agency, Nick also undertakes development projects in Albania – he is currently building a luxury Alpine resort in the Albanian Alps.
Jimmy is the very talented General Office Manager. While also managing the day to day running of Alban Travel, he keeps the office entertained with his dry humour. Jimmy has also grown up in the Albanian Alps and has an extensive knowledge of all things Albanian.
Antonio worked in the hospitality industry in Italy, Switzerland and Japan before settling down in London in 1995. He loves organising complex tailor-made holidays (the more stopovers and tours, the better) – and coffee.
He runs the operations of Alban Travel's other brand ExpertoItaly and since 2016 has got involved with GotoAlbania. He goes around inspecting hotels and locations in both countries.
Vito has been organising holidays for a diverse range of clients, whatever their requirements, since 1992.