The prime ministers of Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania and the president of Serbia say their countries will bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
Greece’s Tsipras and Serb President Vucic Announce Cooperations
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hailed historic ties with Serbia in a televised exchange with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic yesterday. The meetup was part of a Western Balkans conference promoting bilateral relations between the Balkans nations.
Balkans Roaming Rates to Be Scrapped
If you’re thinking of traveling to the Balkans soon, you’re roaming charges may just go down. According to news from Montenegrin Ministry of Telecommunications, ministers there are set to sign an agreement for establishing a “roaming free” zone across the region.
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.
Book Review: The Balkan Odyssey
Jason Smart invites us to accompany him in a journey in the Balkan countries, discovering them with a traveler’s eye: The Balkan Odyssey: Travels around the former Yugoslavia…oh, and Albania too! He makes this trip along with his friends, Michael and Phil. “Phil simply couldn’t understand my fascination with visiting foreign lands. To him, a […]
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.
Croatia Airlines Eyes Adria Merger
In news from the Balkans, it seems likely there may be a merger in the offing, with reports suggesting that Croatia’s national air carrier Croatia Airlines are set to hold talks with their Slovenian counterparts Adria Airways to form a new pan-Balkan carrier.
Macedonia’s Winter Tourism Boom
The Balkans may have been deluged by one of the most extreme cold snaps in living memory this winter, but that hasn’t done anything to harm local tourism industries across the region, least of all in Macedonia
Grisha Ganchev and the Great Wall of Bulgaria
Bulgaria’s Grisha Ganchev is a controversial figure to say the least. One thing is certain however, the industrialist believes in helping the people of his country climb out of the current economic crevass. A €100 million auto plant in the remote village of Bahovitsa will produce 120o jobs and 50,000 inexpensive autos for people in the Balkans.
Winter in Kosovo: Hiking in the Šar Mountains
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.