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Discover Boga Glacial Valley
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Discover Boga Glacial Valley

TIRANA, August 27 Northern Albania is packed with dramatic mountain ranges and stunning valleys with rivers and lakes. Some 142 km away from capital city Tirana, on the Way to Thethi National Park, visitors travel through the u-shaped glacial valley of Boga, 700 meters above the sea level. The Valley is named after the alpine...

Albania Sees 67% Drop in International Arrivals in July
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Albania Sees 67% Drop in International Arrivals in July

TIRANA, August 25 Albania hosted 387,000 international visitors as of the end of July, down from 1.1 million in the same period last year, the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) confirmed on Monday. The data show that the numbers decreased by 67.1 percent due to travel restriction and quarantine requirements in place because of the COVID-19...

Medical Tourism, Finding the Fountain of Youth in Albania
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Medical Tourism, Finding the Fountain of Youth in Albania

TIRANA, August 13 General healthcare and aesthetic medicine in Albania are like night and day, particularly during a world pandemic. With a highly favorable location and affordable prices, Albania makes a great European option for health tourism compared to distant destinations like Thailand, Dubai, Brazil, or Mexico. Not to forget the fact that overseas countries...

Gjirokastra Celebrates 15 Years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Gjirokastra Celebrates 15 Years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

TIRANA, July 14 This year the museum city of Gjirokastra is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List. With its inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List during the 29th session of the World Heritage Committee, the old town of Gjirokastra and its historic center joined the list of...

Tourists to Get Free Entry to Museums in Gjirokastra
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Tourists to Get Free Entry to Museums in Gjirokastra

TIRANA, May 14 As Albania lifts restrictions museums, art galleries, and archeological parks are set to reopen for the public on May 18, International Museum Day. So far in 2020 tourism is one of the worst-hit sectors in Albania. According to the data provided by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), the number of visitors to...

Take Free Virtual Museum Tours in Albania
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Take Free Virtual Museum Tours in Albania

TIRANA, April 9 It’s springtime! The sun shines and the task of the world population is to stay home. Meanwhile, the challenge is to stay entertained during the coronavirus outbreak. Technology makes it easy to stay socially distanced and connected at the same time as quarantine entertainment is at arm’s length. From binge-watching to some...

Winter in Albania: Where to Go?
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Winter in Albania: Where to Go?

TIRANA, March 2 There is a good deal of untapped potential for winter tourism in Albania, yet lack of investments, infrastructure and communication ties between the public and private sectors, possible exposure to climate change, and increased competition from neighboring countries significantly affect this underdeveloped sector. Albania’s tourism industry is a major contributor to the...

Albanian AstroTourism: Pristine Night Skies in Europe
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Albanian AstroTourism: Pristine Night Skies in Europe

TIRANA, February 25 Invest in Albania has always promoted the country’s pristine night skies and the need to go through the process of at least on Dark Sky Reserve in Albania, as most of the world is affected by light pollution. A fog of light prevents citizens from nearby Italy to observe the beauty of...

Albania’s Best Wild Swimming Walks
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Albania’s Best Wild Swimming Walks

TIRANA, February 21 Hiking and swimming go hand to hand in Albania. From a coastal hike with a hidden cove on the Ionian or Adriatic to one of the highest glacial lake in the Balkans, these wild swimming walks are like nothing you’ve ever seen or read before about walking holidays in Albania Call it...

Albania to Adopt New Law on Nautical Tourism
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Albania to Adopt New Law on Nautical Tourism

TIRANA, February 20 The beauty of Albania’s beaches made the country a summer destination for many holidaymakers from all over the world, making coastal and maritime tourism the major section of the travel and accommodation industry. Hence, Albanian authorities drafted a bill that will regulate nautical tourism, including pleasure boats and cruise tourism vessels. The...