Last week (December 13th and 14th), the first preparatory meeting for the preparation of a framework for common tourist products for the members of the STEP network was held in the city of Elbasan, with participants from Albania representing business, academia, Non-governmental organizations, local and regional authorities and project staff. During the working sessions, it was discussed about certain geographical regions, with their possibilities to be part of the potential package, with particular focus on the possibilities for packages that will engage Belsh and its lakes, in combination with the city of Elbasan, the famous Lixhas (baths) of Elbasan, the historic Via Egnatia route, then specific tourism oriented toward destinations, such as packages for visits to famous caves, mountain tourism in the protected areas of Librazhd, as well as combinations of packages with events calendar throughout the region.