Articles tagged “albania”

Albania Tourism Cautiously Invites Visitors But Is Mindful About Overtourism

Albania Tourism Cautiously Invites Visitors But Is Mindful About Overtourism

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press

Eager to welcome tourists but mindful of the perils of overtourism, Albania hopes it can attract tourists to its more remote villages.

2 years ago

Albania Competes for Visitors by Splashing Out on Scuba Diving Industry

Albania Competes for Visitors by Splashing Out on Scuba Diving Industry

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press

Albania expects its tourist numbers to rise 15 percent this year. To keep that up, it will need to be creative, like with this clever promotion of its underwater, coastal attractions.

2 years ago

Albania Expects a Surge of Tourists as It Still Struggles for EU Membership

Albania Expects a Surge of Tourists as It Still Struggles for EU Membership

Marc Jones, Reuters

Albania has been on the edge of being the next big thing for over a decade. Will this year be the tipping point?

2 years ago

Albania Wants to Take Tourists Underwater for Archeological Treasures

Albania Wants to Take Tourists Underwater for Archeological Treasures

Llazar Semini , Associated Press

Tourists flock to nearby Greece and Italy, so why not Albania? The country has a lot of work to do before it will be a real tourist destination, but promoting its underwater heritage is a good start.

2 years ago

Albania’s Military Past Becomes a Tourism Draw

Albania’s Military Past Becomes a Tourism Draw

Llazar Semini, Associated Press

Commonly referred to as dark tourism, sites of previous violence or fear are often transformed into travel destinations, contributing to the country's economy and a brighter future.

4 years ago

The rise of the Albanian Alps

The rise of the Albanian Alps

Among the last places in Europe that is just beginning to get the tourists in numbers they deserve, after decades of communism and blood rivalries.

6 years ago