The crisis in Ukraine now threatens western Balkans nations like Albania with further stalled economies and more. Even despite the recent announcement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Urban Development and Tourism of Albania to commit to working together to promote tourism in Albania, the gridlocked detentes in between the US, EU, Britain, and Russia over Ukraine may well spell disaster for all Balkan’s travel.
News from Balkans.com reflects on Albania’s efforts to take advantage of their magnificent Adriatic coastline, while maintaining the integrity of the natural setting. Prime Minister Edi Rama’s renaissance may not be here yet, but incrementally moving Albania government is. According to the news, Albania’s Council of Ministers have approved a Ministry of Urban Development and Tourism proposal to […]
Over the last few days two European carriers ceased their operations. First, the Albanian airline Belle Air changed its website into a single landing page with a simple message stating that they suspend their flights and suggesting that they will undergo a restructuring process aiming to get back in business with competitive ticket prices. The […]
Albania is one of the most beautiful and interesting destinations in the world. The capital, Tirana, allows visitors access not only to the business center and cultural hub of the country, but the marvelous surrounding countryside as well. We thought to take a look at Albania’s capital’s accommodations for those considering visiting.
Tourism in Albania accounts for some 1.2 billion Euros, a bit more than 11% of the Albanian GDP (Gross Domestic Product). Some 138,000 people are employed in the touristic sector, or about 6% of their workers. This year, the number of tourists is growing substantially over last year’s numbers with 2.7 million for 2011.