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Tourism Trends 2014-2018, Who Stayed and Spent More
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Tourism Trends 2014-2018, Who Stayed and Spent More

TIRANA, April 24 Tourism in Albania is a growing trend and power for the country in recent decades, especially since the 1990s, generating millions of Euros each year, and where thousands of people are employed. A recent report made public by the National Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) in collaboration with Bank of Albania (BOA) gives...

Must-see Monuments of Culture around Berat
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Must-see Monuments of Culture around Berat

Besides the UNESCO World Heritage Site status, Berat is home to 122 monuments of culture of the first category. The list includes small castles, ancient settlements, bridges, churches, mosques, shrines, ruins, etc. Most of them are found in the surrounding villages and can be used as an advantage for attracting visitors in the countryside. Berati...

The Most Scenic Drives in Albania
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The Most Scenic Drives in Albania

Who doesn’t love a good road or bike trip? Hitting the road in Albania is among the coolest things travelers can do. Albania has more than 20,000 km of roads that include motorways and dirt roads. Yet, for adventure seekers looking for nice sceneries, and the adrenaline factor, there are enough options worth the drive...

Tourism Contributed €1.8 billion in 2018
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Tourism Contributed €1.8 billion in 2018

TIRANA, March 29 The tourism sector contributed to the Albanian economy a gross total of Euro1.8 billion in 2018. Official data from the Bank of Albania (BoA) confirm that tourism was among the most dynamic sector of the economy and it’s growing at a steady pace. Moreover, the year-over-year comparison showed a growth of nine...

Hiking Trails in Albania where to Escape the Crowds
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Hiking Trails in Albania where to Escape the Crowds

TIRANA, March 19 Active Traveler, a website that guides adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts to the next active vacations shares a story about hiking trips in Albania. The article Escape the crowds: Hiking in Albania suggests locations in the southern and northern parts of the country. Reading Suggestion: Hiking in Albania and Walking Holidays The...

Former Miner Successfully Taps into Sustainable Tourism
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Former Miner Successfully Taps into Sustainable Tourism

TIRANA, February 15 Recent tourism trends show that the modern tourist is taking a new different path from the traditional typical summer crowded destinations and major urban centers. They are looking for travel experiences that create an impact that enhances the life quality both for them and for the local communities that they visit. The...

Berat Promoted as Must-Go Destination for Japanese Tourists
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Berat Promoted as Must-Go Destination for Japanese Tourists

TIRANA, February 13 More tourists from Japan are expected to visit the city of Berat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site during 2019-2020. The city ranks among the favorite Albanian destinations for the Japanese tourists. Chikyu No Arukikata 2019-2020 (The Globe-Totter Travel Guide Book) or the Japanese version of Lonely Planet ranks Berat among the top...

Best Places to Explore Along Shkumbini River
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Best Places to Explore Along Shkumbini River

TIRANA, February 12 Down by the River, from the source to the mouth, what nature and cultural sites can tourists explore along Shkumbini River? White water rafting fans can now plan trips in Shkumbin River, located in Elbasan Region. A team from Rafting Albania ran a test during the weekend and confirmed that the river...

Al Jazeera’s  ‘The Traveler’ Show Explores Albania
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Al Jazeera’s ‘The Traveler’ Show Explores Albania

TIRANA, January 25 Al Jazeera TV Storytelling Documentary series, The Traveler, explored Albania, or the least pearl of Europe. Mark Hofmeyr traveled across Albania and shared his experience in three episodes of a runtime of 26 minutes each, with most of the postproduction pipeline managed remotely. “Welcome to the last pearl discovered in Europe! Welcome...

Rural Tourism and Sustainable Development in the Albanian Alps
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Rural Tourism and Sustainable Development in the Albanian Alps

TIRANA, January 23 Hundreds of thousands of Albanian and international tourists visited the Albanian Alps during 2018. The Albanian Alps also knowns as the Accursed Mountains consist of Thethi, Valbona, Kelmend, Nikaj-Merturi, and Shkreli parks. The entire region offers a combination of unspoiled nature, with stunning mountain peaks and well-preserved traditions and cultural heritage. Yet...