In news from Tirana, Albania has renewed a visa-free travel regime for nationals of three Gulf countries in order to boost tourism.
Albania Vies for Russian Travelers
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.
Albania Tags APCO and StrawberryFrog for Travel PR
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).
Albania: A Look at Peripheral #Ukraine Effects
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.
Albania’s Edi Rama “Renaissance” In the Making
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 […]
Five Great Tiranë Stays
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.
Albania Property Group Launches New Site
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.
SpiceRoads Cycle Tours Launches “Bike the Balkans”
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.
Hotel Berati Joins Argophilia Albania
In a bit of our own company news, Argophilia Travel Albania has signed on another business this week. Our semi-behind the scenes distribution channel dedicated to Eastern Europe, the telling about people and places not so many ever took the time or energy to, is working, slowly, but surely.
More Polish Tourists to Albania
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.
Hidden Balkans Hotel Gems: Grand Hotel Tirana
In our efforts scouring the web for information on the Balkans, we often run across all kinds of attractions, great and small. Not the least important people, places, and things having to do with travel, hotels can often be obscured from view – at least online, that is. The other day we ran across just such a hotel gem presented itself. The Grand Hotel Tirana, while a bit hard to find online, offers a hospitality value worth mention.
Albania Expands Free Visa Privileges
In news from Albania, the government there has temporarily lifted all visa requirements for travelers from Azerbaijan. For visits of up to 90 days, citizens there can travel to Albania at their leisure. This follows news that Albania allowed similar privileges to other countries.
Albania Dance Meeting 2011 Coming to Durres
For travelers to Eastern Europe this month, and particularly those with a passion for dance, the 6th annual Albania Dance Meeting may be your cup of tea. This International Festival of Modern & Contemporary Dance starts September 10th thru 18th when Durres, the oldest city in Albania, invites the world to dance.