Tourism

Tourism upward trend, increased 17% in April

On the verge of the beach season opening, the number of foreign tourists who visited Albania during April increased by 17% compared to the previous year. According to the official figures of the border crossing points in the fourth month of the year over 410 thousand foreign citizens entered Albania, the number almost doubled as compared to the figures of ...

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Soreca: EU and EBRD proud of investing in Albanian tourism

The EU-EBRD tourism project, which will focus on investments in Albanian tourism, is presented. The project envisages an investment of 100 million Euros to develop tourism in our country. EU Ambassador Luigi Soreca said in his speech that the joint EU – EBRD project will be implemented mainly at the local level. Soreca added that the tourism industry empowers Albania ...

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Ottoman heritage in Albanian cities

Albanian cities, most of which still hold Ottoman names, showing the presence of Ottoman architecture. Not only historical buildings but also city names have remained unchanged since the Ottoman conquest. Albania has been ruled by the Ottoman Empire for centuries and for this reason our country has successfully preserved the cultural and historical heritage of the Ottoman Empire. A special ...

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Cultural tourism- 49% more tourists at museums, archaeological sites and castles

The tourism industry occupies an important place in the Albanian economy and is a major and important resource for the development of the country. Tourism can make a significant contribution to three dimensions of sustainable development, create jobs, generate trade opportunities to recognize needs and support tourism activities, create significant capacity to promote environmental conservation priorities and cultural diversity. Museums, ...

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Italian tourists, the first for daily spending in Albania

The Institute of Statistics notes that Italian tourists rank first among foreign tourists to spend their daily expenses during their stay in Albania. Figures published by INSTAT for the period 2014-2018 show that the average daily expenses of an Italian citizen amount to 81 Euros. They are followed by Montenegrin tourists with expenses up to 60 Euros a day, then ...

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Albania, a record of tourists even during the first months of 2019

Albania as a European tourist destination continues to be the favorite tourist attraction of foreign tourists even during 2019. During the first quarter of 2019, 695 thousand foreign visitors visited Albania, a figure that compared to the same period of 2018 has a 2.7% increase. Only in March, Albania was visited by 294,000 foreign tourists, thus 11.8% more than in ...

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Minister of Tourism Blendi Klosi met with the task-force of the coast

The Minister of Tourism and Environment, Blendi Klosi met in Saranda with the task-force of the coast. In the eve of the touristic season, the problems remain the same. The hygiene, the absence of the coast guards and the late night music remain the main problems that seek immediate solution. That is why Minister Klosi addressed these requests towards the ...

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Benja of Permeti thermal springs and their healing properties

​​ Benja of Permeti is located 14 kilometers from the southern town of Permeti, and it is distinguished for its natural thermal springs which have grabbed the attention not only of Albanians but international tourists as well. Benja springs enjoy a reputation for their healing properties. For their curative and healing values ​​of some diseases, many specialists classify these springs ...

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One of the biggest cruise ships anchored in Saranda

The cruise ship ‘’Lirica’’ of the MSC giant, anchored in Saranda, the southern port of Albania. It holds on board nearly 2360 tourists coming from different countries of the world. The tourists were received by the representatives of the Ministry of Tourism and the Municipality of Vlora. Butrinti and the Blue Eye remain the main touristic destination of the daily ...

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Albania and Slovenia to further enhance cooperation in the field of agro-tourism

In the framework of his visit in Slovenia, the minister of tourism and environment, Blendi Klosi, held meetings at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests and the Ministry of Environment and Space Planning of Slovenia. Minister Klosi during the meeting he held with the Minister of Agriculture, Aleksandra Grivec, focused at the Slovenian model and experienced in the field ...

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