The Albanian government has launched a campaign to attract Russian tourists diverted by crises in Turkey and Greece. Holiday makers in Russia face tough decisions in choosing Summer vacation destinations owing to the refugee and political crises. With the touristic season approaching, can Albania resorts attract Russians via this new campaign? Here are some pluses and minuses facing Albania’s touristic businesses.
Berat, designed in 2008 a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town, has many interesting attractions.
For many travelers, Tirana may not be the first destination of choice, but the Albanian capital has a lot to offer, for a very small budget.
Luxury hotel chain Sofitel announced last week a management agreement for the new Sofitel Tirana Palace in Albania’s capital city. Located just a few kilometers from the city center in Tirana, the hotel is a mix of Greco-Roman architecture and Versailles-like splendor inside.
Albania tourism, so negatively impacted by infrastructure and other inhibiting factors, has just hired high powered PR backup. The country is embarking on its largest tourism campaign to date in naming creative agency StrawberryFrog in collaboration with APCO Worldwide, as their agency of record (AOR).
Saranda, Albania has officially kicked off this year’s tourist season. Saturday, the traditional feast of mussels singals another season of seaside festivals, sports, and sightseeing experiences.
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.
There are already more than 8000 km of new or reconstructed roads in rural areas, many of them also connecting sites of great tourist interest.
Albania wants to boost its tourism, offering unilateral visa-free travel for Russians as well as announcing a draft law which stipulates that people who invest USD 200,000 in the country will receive citizenship.
The historic centers of Berat and Gjirokastër may be blacklisted as World Heritage sites in Danger if the Albanian State fails to comply with the list of measures needing implementation before the meeting of UNESCO in June of this year.
The Albania Property Group has just launched a brand new website geared to promote long term rentals in the capital of Tirana. According to the news release, Managing Director of Albania Property Group, Ilir Konomi, says the Tirana properties will be live within a month.
Starting today SpiceRoads Cycle Tours adds incentive for those who would love to Bike the Balkans. Their continuing program to promote touristic destinations in emerging countries reveals Albania, Macedonia and Montenegro with $150 savings on first time departures there via the tours.