In the wilds of Albania, the Vjosa River flows from its origins at Mavrovouni mountain in Northern Pindos mountain chain in Greece, to wind down through the Balkan mountains to the beautiful the Adriatic Sea. We must “Save the Blue Heart of Europe.”
In news from Tirana, Albania has renewed a visa-free travel regime for nationals of three Gulf countries in order to boost tourism.
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.
Odds are you never thought of traveling from Italy to Greece via ultra fast auto ferry. You probably did not even consider there is such a thing outside of a Bond flick, let alone churning across the length of the Adriatic aboard one. Here at Argo, we are all about the love of travel and wonderful, novel ways of “getting there” too.
Pinterest is something of a phenomenon when it comes to users being social and loving all things imagery. As a window inside travel too, the boards on Pinterest can reveal a lot about the wonder and beauty of our travel landscape. Argo Travel News decided to start showing off the best boards for those breathtaking places in Eastern Europe.
For those of you out there who love a challenge, Argo Travel News offers up this Eastern Europe celeb quiz from the cool folks at ProProfs. You’ll be surprised at how proud some countries are of their celebrity countrymen too. More on that later, but test yourself now on your celeb know how.
Albania is confident of securing greater investment from the Middle East, following the successful visit of a high level delegation from the Al-Imtiaz Investment Group in Kuwait, which travelled to the Balkan country as special guests of Albanian President Dr. Bamir Topi.
Israelis love their travels more than most, and so it is perhaps less of a surprise than one would initially think to learn that both Albania and Serbia have sent large delegations to a major tourism expo in that country.
The Albanian centenary of independence will be marked all through the year with various events.
President of the Polish Chamber of Tourism, Ian Korsak told Albanian Minister of Tourism Aldo Tonin Bumçi that Polish tourists will be encouraged to visit Albania’s fine beaches and other tourist destinations in the near future.
Albania and Bulgaria are considered among the best travel destinations in the world this year. Two publications ranked these Eastern European countries among the world’s top 10 destinations: CNN and Lonely Planet.
When visiting Kosovo during the Winter months, one of the top activities worth pursuing is hiking in the Sar Mountains. This Balkans mountain range offers almost unparalleled challenge and breathtaking vistas for the newcomer and veteran hiker alike. The Kosovo Valley below, and Šar Mountains National Park also offer rare encounters with some 20 unusual wildlife species.
On Albania’s National Day news of last week’s UNWTO Conference provides a positive backdrop for one of Eastern Europe’s most interesting emerging economies. The culture and beauty of Albania and her neighbors have for too long been missed amid the world’s most visited places. The UNWTO findings and initiatives last week may lead Albania and her neighbors into a more cooperative and positive economic future.
The EU has now granted fee visa privileges to Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina in an effort to spur democratic reforms and progress. These two Balkan republics’ citizens can now travel freely within the Schengen area, basically all of the EU. Officials warn of a withdrawal of privileges should serious problems with immigration ensue.