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Saranda Hosts 9th Edition of Eco-Friendly Souvenirs Fair
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Saranda Hosts 9th Edition of Eco-Friendly Souvenirs Fair

  TIRANA, August 20 The ninth edition of the Saranda National Eco-Friendly Souvenirs Fair kicked off on Thursday. The three-day event aims at promoting ethical and sustainable gifts, conscious design, upcycled materials, the revitalization of traditional artisan crafts, and especially sustainable tourism practices while the overcrowded city is facing the highest tide of mass tourism....

Nivica Hosts Sofat Sustainable Festival Event
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Nivica Hosts Sofat Sustainable Festival Event

TIRANA, August 13 Sofat festival will return this weekend in the Gjirokastra region. The event dedicated to the promotion of sustainable tourism and the local economy in rural localities will take place on 14-15 August, in the Nivica area. This edition of the Sofat event organized by Visit Gjirokastra with the support of Risi Albania...

Butrinti Part of CoE’s Aeneas Cultural Route
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Butrinti Part of CoE’s Aeneas Cultural Route

TIRANA, December 15 Follow the legend of Aeneas through the archeological richness of the Mediterranean region. This is the aim of an international itinerary part of the Council of Europe cultural routes, which encourage cultural, archeological, and sustainable tourism. Travelers that will embark on Aeneas Route will have the opportunity to explore five different countries...

FAO Supports Sustainable Development in Vjosa-Zagori Areas
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FAO Supports Sustainable Development in Vjosa-Zagori Areas

TIRANA, August 20 Differently from the domestic outdated vision for hydropower projects on the Vjosa River, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) highlights the need for sustainable management and development in and around the river of international importance. Given the status of Vjosa as one of the rare remaining natural flow regimes in...

Bathing Water Quality Declined in 2019
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Bathing Water Quality Declined in 2019

TIRANA, June 9 While tourism in Albania is affected more than other sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic and Albanian authorities are doing the utmost to convince Albanians to show solidarity towards domestic tourism instead of feeing to the nearest island, the European Environment Agency confirms that when it comes to bathing waters with excellent quality...

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....

Honey Bee Tourism in Albania, Walk the Sweet Routes
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Honey Bee Tourism in Albania, Walk the Sweet Routes

TIRANA, November 8 When one wants to be creative in the tourism industry, one launches a honey bee holiday project. Apitourism is one of those trends that the responsible travel sector strives for. This really sweet approach to sustainability offers a new aspect to responsible travel while raising awareness on the importance of bees for...

Explore Prespa Lakes, Three Countries One Region
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Explore Prespa Lakes, Three Countries One Region

TIRANA, October 25 Nature, animals and birds know no borders. Feel this type of freedom in Prespa transboundary area Good things are better shared! The top destination in Albania for a quiet mystical holiday, silent but starry night skies, and a little inner peace where to reconnect with nature and self is shared with North...

Fisheries in Kukes, Investing for a Sustainable Economy
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Fisheries in Kukes, Investing for a Sustainable Economy

TIRANA, August 27 As the global population is expected to hit 9 billion by 2050, the food sector must provide nutrition, increase production, and reduce waste. On the other hand, climate change will impact the traditional ways of running economic activates. Sustainable strategies are needed especially in the fisheries and aquaculture economies, which will be...

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...