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Russians Turn Their Attention to Albania for Summer Holidays
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Russians Turn Their Attention to Albania for Summer Holidays

TIRANA, July 1 Russian tourists in Albania, especially during the summer seasons, have always been present, but in recent years their number has increased dramatically, thanks to the Russian tourist agencies promoting the Balkan country in their packages. Also, to mention this summer season, there is a direct weekly charter from Moscow to Tirana from...

Hiking Trails in Albania where to Escape the Crowds
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Hiking Trails in Albania where to Escape the Crowds

TIRANA, March 19 Active Traveler, a website that guides adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts to the next active vacations shares a story about hiking trips in Albania. The article Escape the crowds: Hiking in Albania suggests locations in the southern and northern parts of the country. Reading Suggestion: Hiking in Albania and Walking Holidays The...

Rural Tourism and Sustainable Development in the Albanian Alps
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Rural Tourism and Sustainable Development in the Albanian Alps

TIRANA, January 23 Hundreds of thousands of Albanian and international tourists visited the Albanian Alps during 2018. The Albanian Alps also knowns as the Accursed Mountains consist of Thethi, Valbona, Kelmend, Nikaj-Merturi, and Shkreli parks. The entire region offers a combination of unspoiled nature, with stunning mountain peaks and well-preserved traditions and cultural heritage. Yet...

No More HPPs on Protected Areas
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No More HPPs on Protected Areas

TIRANA, October 8 The Construction of Hydro Power Plants (HPPS) will no longer be allowed in protected areas. The Ministry of Environment and Tourism adopted a verdict that bans HPPs construction in areas of natural and historic importance. The decision was taken as a consequence of the numerous cases of environmental abuses by concessionary companies...

New Law on Protected Areas Aims at Expanding Network
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New Law on Protected Areas Aims at Expanding Network

TIRANA, May 15 The new law on protected areas that was adopted by the Albanian Parliament foresees improved management for those areas, tough penalties and it also gives a guarantee on the implementation of the projects planned to be developed. During the last decade, Albania made progress in expanding protected areas. Ten years ago only...

7 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Albania
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7 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Albania

By Lottie Gross This is not an original article by Invest in Albania. The original article can be found here. Albania often doesn’t get the kudos it deserves. The country still suffers from the echoes of its Communist past: few people travelled in or out for decades during Enver Hoxha’s dictatorial rule, and as travel...

Discover Selca Village in the Albanian Alps
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Discover Selca Village in the Albanian Alps

TIRANA, September 15 The Albanian Alps recognized as the Accursed Mountains among Albanians are attracting thousands of Albanian and international visitors and fans of adventure sports. They mostly visit Theth area or Valbona National Park, but those that travel farther go to Kelmend. The Valley of Kelmend is located among the mountain peaks. Like the...

Popular Tourist Attractions in the North Can’t Manage Tourist Rush
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Popular Tourist Attractions in the North Can’t Manage Tourist Rush

TIRANA, August 17 Albania gets a lot of attention by international and domestic tourists during the summer season. Besides the good review that they give on climate, beautiful landscapes, delicious food and cheap prices, visitors often raise concerns related to infrastructural issues. They also complain about local agencies and guides that sometimes lack linguistic skills...