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Number of foreigners visiting Albania increased by 29.4% in the first half of 2014
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Number of foreigners visiting Albania increased by 29.4% in the first half of 2014

Albanian Agency of Statistics (INSTAT) published a latest report on the number of foreigners that visited Albania during the half of 2014. The report shows the number of tourists increased by 29.4% more tourists compared to the same period a year earlier. About 230.000 foreigners visited the country over the period, compared to 184.500 foreigners...

“Managing Seasonality in Tourism” international conference held in Tirana
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“Managing Seasonality in Tourism” international conference held in Tirana

“Managing Seasonality in Tourism” international conference took place in Tirana capital, organized under the auspices of Ministry of Tourism and the World Tourism Organization, on October 20th. Participants in the conference were the Albanian Minister of Tourism, Eglantina Gjermeni, the Secretary-General of the United Nation’s World Tourism Organization, Taleb Rifai, regional high officials in the...

Ohrid-Prespa certified by UNESCO as a Biosphere Inter-Border Reserve
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Ohrid-Prespa certified by UNESCO as a Biosphere Inter-Border Reserve

Ohrid-Prespa basin was certified by UNESCO as a Biosphere Inter-Border Reserve in a special ceremony, attended by the Albanian Minister of Environment and his Macedonian counterpart, the deputy PM Niko Peleshi, representatives of UNESCO and other local government officials. The Albanian Minister of Environment, Lefter Koka, received by UNESCO the certificate of this protected area...

Velipoja beach starts preparations for the next summer season
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Velipoja beach starts preparations for the next summer season

Velipoja beach is well known as one of the most important touristic spots in northern Albania, speaking for blue tourism. It is located in the region of Shkodra and each year hosts many tourists which spend their vacations in a clean beach as Velipoja. This summer season, it was noticed a considerable increase of tourists,...

“Tourism and entrepreneurship” on the focus of Yunus Social Business Albania
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“Tourism and entrepreneurship” on the focus of Yunus Social Business Albania

Taking in consideration the great opportunities and the promising perspective Albania offers in the tourism sector, the interest of being an entrepreneur in this field has increased significantly in recent years. Based on this, many business associations and training centers have highlighted the beneficiary connection between tourism and young entrepreneurs. One of the latest events...

Huffington Post: Saranda on top ten touristic destinations for autumn season
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Huffington Post: Saranda on top ten touristic destinations for autumn season

Huffington Post has ranked Saranda the second in the list of top ten touristic destinations to visit during autumn. Considered as the heart of the Albanian Riviera, Saranda offers various entertainment opportunities for tourism even after the end of the summer season. Saranda beach Photo credits: Wikimedia / ZNZ – myclctn The Huffington Post describes...

“Week of Adventure in Balkans 2014” to take place for the first time in Albania
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“Week of Adventure in Balkans 2014” to take place for the first time in Albania

For the first time, Ministry of Urban Development and Tourism in collaboration with the National Agency of Tourims will organize the “Week of Adventure in Balkans 2014”. This event will host 15 foreign touristic agencies and international media from Sweden, United States of America and Canada. The representatives of the touristic agencies and international medias...