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Albania’s Best Wild Swimming Walks
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Albania’s Best Wild Swimming Walks

TIRANA, February 21 Hiking and swimming go hand to hand in Albania. From a coastal hike with a hidden cove on the Ionian or Adriatic to one of the highest glacial lake in the Balkans, these wild swimming walks are like nothing you’ve ever seen or read before about walking holidays in Albania Call it...

Center for Tourism Development in Valbona Completed
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Center for Tourism Development in Valbona Completed

TIRANA, December 17 The center for tourism development in Valbona is ready to welcome Albanian and international visitors. The Albanian Development Fund (ADF) confirms that the construction of the facility, which started in summer is now complete. Rural and mountain tourism are the backbone of the local economy in the Albanian Alps. Sustainable tourism in...

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...