In news from Skopje, Macedonia’s left-wing government renames Alexander the Great Airport to Skopje International in order to quell tensions with Greece.
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.
The outlook for growth in the hospitality industry in Eastern Europe is bright when looked at from the hotel investment angle. Judging from the number of projects slated for completion before the end of 2018, new hotels from Budapest to Dubrovnik will be cropping up across the region.
A fascinating Macedonia tomb dated between the late 4th and early 3rd century BC has been restored and opened to the public in Thessaloniki. The tomb is representative of the massive wealth that poured into Macedonia after Alexander the Great’s conquests eastward.
In Croatia, not many people or officials could have predicted finally achieving EU member status would find the country worse off. This Reuters report shows the ugly side of today’s European Union economics, Croatia and other states wallowing at the bottom of the coalition’s heap.
The world’s best known hotel chain, Hilton just signed a franchise agreement with Stone Bridge Hotel to begin construction of Double Tree by Hilton Skopje. The new hotel to be situated along the river Vardar, will feature 170 rooms and cost in the neighborhood of €30 million euro, according to the news from Macedonia.
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