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Albanian Alps, Instagram vs Reality
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Albanian Alps, Instagram vs Reality

TIRANA, January 20 The Albanian Alps will soon become the main competitor to the Adriatic and Ionian beaches, as a visit to the north is considered the top thing to do in Albania. The Albania Alps are so naturally gorgeous in every season of the year, the view is stunning, and every place is just...

Explore Tirana Culture & Heritage Tourism
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Explore Tirana Culture & Heritage Tourism

TIRANA, January 13 Tirana’s cultural heritage is centuries old. Archeological findings in the Tirana area date back to prehistory, Pellumbas cave. Meanwhile, other mosaics and ancient walls provide important insights into the development of the area during the Roman era and the Middle Ages. Visitors in Tirana County can find 183 monuments of culture situated...

Lyhnidas Boat Tests new Ohrid Lake Tour Service
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Lyhnidas Boat Tests new Ohrid Lake Tour Service

TIRANA, January 9 Named after the ancient name of Ohrid Lake, Lyhnidas ferry that will serve Pogradec – Lin – Tushemisht – Ohrid Town- Struga was launched on Wednesday on the lake. The ferry has a capacity of 150 people and it’s the first one that will operate tour services from Pogradec to North Macedonia....

Where to Go in 2020? Financial Times Suggests Albania
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Where to Go in 2020? Financial Times Suggests Albania

TIRANA, January 6 A Financial Times panel brings an insider’s guide of where to go in 2020. Among several destinations, panel members picked Albania. Why? It seems that what the country offer puts it on the map of different types of travelers, young and old. Panel member and founder of Wild frontiers Jonny Bealby said...

Don’t Miss Korca This Christmas
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Don’t Miss Korca This Christmas

TIRANA, December 24 While every Albanian city is dressed with its finest decoration, none competes with Korca when it comes to getting into the Christmas spirit. The romantic south-eastern city guarantees snowy nights, happy thoughts and warm memories to replace bad ones from the recent events. Snow and Christmas decorations offer a special wintery atmosphere....

Center for Tourism Development in Valbona Completed
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Center for Tourism Development in Valbona Completed

TIRANA, December 17 The center for tourism development in Valbona is ready to welcome Albanian and international visitors. The Albanian Development Fund (ADF) confirms that the construction of the facility, which started in summer is now complete. Rural and mountain tourism are the backbone of the local economy in the Albanian Alps. Sustainable tourism in...

Tourism Revenue Hit Record-High in Q3
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Tourism Revenue Hit Record-High in Q3

TIRANA, December 13 Albania’s tourism industry surged to Euro 782 million in the third quarter (Q3) of 2019, the Bank of Albania (BoA) confirmed on its balance of payments report. Further on, the statistics confirm a record-high in revenues for the January-September period at Euro 1.64 billion. The number of tourists visiting Albania increased significantly...

EBRD Mulls €60mln Loan on Albania Tourism-Enabling Infrastructure
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EBRD Mulls €60mln Loan on Albania Tourism-Enabling Infrastructure

TIRANA, December 11 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is considering providing a loan facility consisting of a sovereign loan of up to EUR 60 million to the government of Albania. The loan would finance tourism-enabling infrastructure sub-projects in Berat, Korca, Fier, and Shkodra and general municipal and transport infrastructure sub-projects across Albania....

Klos Town to Benefit from Albania-North Macedonia Tourism Project
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Klos Town to Benefit from Albania-North Macedonia Tourism Project

TIRANA, December 10 The Municipality of Klos, northern-central Albania, is one of the beneficiaries of an EU funded transboundary project between Albania and North Macedonia on discovering new tourist attractions. A cooperation agreement was signed between the municipalities of Klos and Demir Hisar. The projects aim at identifying new tourist attractions in both countries and...

Ferry Boat to Start Tour Service in Ohrid Lake
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Ferry Boat to Start Tour Service in Ohrid Lake

TIRANA, November 15 A ferry line is expected to operate guided tours in Ohrid Lake from Pogradec to Lin, Tushemisht, Struga, and Ohrid Old Town. The new cruise line that will sail along the coast of the lake is going to give a boost to cross-border tourism in Ohrid Lake Region. It will further increase...