TIRANA, May 8
The southern city of Vlora is hosting the ninth edition of FAI World Paragliding Accuracy Championship. About 150 paragliders from 28 countries from all over the world are attending this important event that will last until May 14. This is an important event that helps to promote Albania’s tourism potential. The city of Vlora was chosen not only because of its natural beauty but also for the ideal weather conditions for paragliding.
Albanian champion for accuracy landing discipline Xhonatan Islami highlights the importance of participating in this major event.
“Some 28 countries are participating in this event. This is a record number, but there are also some countries that attend for the first time this event,” Islami said.
Moreover, he added that the paragliding teams arrived a few days before the official launch of the championship in order to train.
On her part Minister of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship Milva Ekonomi said that this is the first time that the tourist season opens with such major event.
The championship will be organized by the Albanian Air Sports Federation in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture. Meanwhile, the renowned actress of Albanian descent Eliza Dushku is the official image of the event.