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Long-Distance High Scardus Hiking Trail Inaugurated
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Long-Distance High Scardus Hiking Trail Inaugurated

TIRANA, August 13 From the mountain peaks of Shari to the Coast of Prespa Lake, avid hikers have now the chance to walk a new hiking route that spans for over 495 km. Adventure-seekers that want to explore the Balkans while walking long, long ways can now hit the High Scardus Trail. This newly marked...

Albanian Museums and Sites to Set New Attendance Record in 2018
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Albanian Museums and Sites to Set New Attendance Record in 2018

TIRANA, August 3 Official data from INSTAT confirm that the number of visitors in Albanian museums and castles increased by 73 percent during the second quarter of 2018 compared to the same period of the previous year. The monuments of culture and the archeological parks located in Vlora region, at the same time some of...

Youth to Promote Tourism through ‘Smile Albania’ Project
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Youth to Promote Tourism through ‘Smile Albania’ Project

TIRANA, May 22 Over 1,000 young people are committed to promoting Albania’s tourism potential through ‘Smile Albania’ project that will be implemented during the summer season in all cross-border points and tourist destinations. The initiative was unveiled on the International Day for Biological Diversity by Minister of Tourism and Environment Blendi Klosi. He called on...

Why is Albania the Last Undiscovered Pearl of the Mediterranean?
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Why is Albania the Last Undiscovered Pearl of the Mediterranean?

TIRANA, May 16 “When it comes to travel, one can argue that there are few stones that have been left unturned in Europe, but one of those is certainly Albania. In many ways Albania is the missing part of the Mediterranean tourism puzzle,” a report by Horwath HTL says. The report examines the tourism status...

Ecotourism in Albania, New Destination to Explore
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Ecotourism in Albania, New Destination to Explore

TIRANA, April 27 Ulza Eco Park is the newest destination for the fans of water sports and outdoor recreational activities. The park, a year-round destination is now part of the national tourism sites. Ulza is an area that combines natural beauty with the cultural and spiritual heritage. The park aims at promoting sustainable tourism as...

Southern Municipalities Benefit from $71mln Project
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Southern Municipalities Benefit from $71mln Project

TIRANA, April 27 Albania Integrated Urban Development and Tourism in southern Albania have started in the cities of Saranda and Berat. The project aims at improving urban infrastructure, enhancing tourism assets, and strengthening institutional capacities in support to tourism and local economic development in the Municipalities of Berat, Permet, Gjirokastra, and Saranda. The project cost...

Albania, an Attractive Destination for Chinese Tourists
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Albania, an Attractive Destination for Chinese Tourists

TIRANA, April 4 Albania expects an increased number of visitors during the new tourist season. This is the reason why Albania approved visa-free travel for citizens from nine countries from the eastern countries. The country waits for more visitors especially from China as they flock in record numbers to the European capitals every year. Chinese...

‘Local Festivals’, New Initiative to Support Rural Development
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‘Local Festivals’, New Initiative to Support Rural Development

TIRANA, March 28 Local Festivals is the newest competition launched by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The initiative aims at promoting unique traditional values of different regions and to support economic development in rural areas through regional festivals focused on culinary, local products and traditions. Local festivals are a way for generating local...