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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...

Inside Butrinti Unknown War Bunkers
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Inside Butrinti Unknown War Bunkers

TIRANA, January 31 Butrinti National Park is one of the few areas in Albania that was spared from uncontrolled constructions along the coast. Yet, it wasn’t spared by the communism bunkerization paranoia. Like any other hill, beach, village, it has its bunker compound tunneled into Sotira hills. Sotira hills are located on the northwestern part...

Carla Bruni Bringing Her ‘French Touch’ in Butrint
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Carla Bruni Bringing Her ‘French Touch’ in Butrint

TIRANA, June 7 Carla Bruni, the famous singer and the wife of the former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy will come for the first time in Albania with a concert promoting her fifth album ‘French Touch’. The French-Italian model-turned-singer has chosen June 21, a day coinciding with the World Music Day (in French: Fête de la...

Experience Life in the Wild in Albanian RAMSAR Sites
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Experience Life in the Wild in Albanian RAMSAR Sites

TIRANA, September 18 In the conditions of tourism expansion all over the Balkan countries and further in the Mediterranean region, new forms of activities that help to establish a connection between sustainable tourism and the preservation of wetland areas. Wetlands offer one of the best opportunities for the models of sustainable development where tourism and...

Albania, a Tempting and Cheap Destination for Spanish Tourists
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Albania, a Tempting and Cheap Destination for Spanish Tourists

TIRANA, May 21 Numerous newspapers, television networks, travel websites are writing about Albania as the place to visit during 2018. Recently, the Spanish daily newspaper La Vanguardia wrote a similar article to its readers. The tourism industry is one of the most important sectors of the economy in Spain. While millions of tourists flock to...

New Archaeological Research Projects to Start this Year
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New Archaeological Research Projects to Start this Year

TIRANA, March 30 Several archeological research projects will start this year in important archeological sites throughout Albania. Archeological sites are objects of national importance in terms of cultural and historical heritage and they also attract numerous visitors from all over the world. The list of projects adopted by the National Archeology Council aims at researching...

Albania’s Top Destinations for Romantic Holidays
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Albania’s Top Destinations for Romantic Holidays

TIRANA, February 15 St. Valentine just passed and Albania was out of the radar of travelers that treat themselves with romantic escapes. Yet romance is still in the air in Albania. Based on what the international media is writing about Albania, it’s one of Europe’s stunning rising stars tourism destinations. It offers idyllic beaches on...

Electronic Ticket System Inaugurated in Six Most Visited Heritage Sites
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Electronic Ticket System Inaugurated in Six Most Visited Heritage Sites

TIRANA, October 11 Empowering museums through technology, a project on electronic ticket machines for six culture and heritage sites in Albania was inaugurated on Tuesday by the Ministry of Culture and the Albanian-American Development Fund. The project with a value of $512,000 aims to amplify the unique value of these museums by merging cultural heritage...

Cultural Tourism on the Rise in Albania
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Cultural Tourism on the Rise in Albania

TIRANA, October 5 Cultural and heritage tourism plays an important role in the development of tourism industry in Albania. According to official data, the number of visitors to monuments of culture, castles, museums, archeological parks, and other sites in 2016 increased by 17.5 percent compared to 2015. Meanwhile, the data for 2017 will be available...