Browsing Month June, 2013

Angela Martini visiting Vlora

By at June 19, 2013 | 15:45 | 0 Comment

Angela Martini is one of Vloras visitors.

Angela Martini (born 23 May 1986) is an Albanian model. She won Miss Universe in Albania in 2010 and since then her career has only been going upwards. Angela visited Vlora in June 2010 and posted this gorgeous photo of her in the morning. Angela has a great career in modelling and she is very often invited in great shows both in Europe and the USA.

This is an honor for the city of Vlora as the beauty of our city it is being spread all over the continent.

Albanian VIPs are visiting Vlora … Will you ???

Angela Martini ne Vlore

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Expressen news paper from Sweden suggesting Albania as the next destination

By at June 10, 2013 | 16:31 | 0 Comment

One of the biggest newspapers in Sweden, “Expressen” is suggesting its users and Swedish people to visit Albania for their holidays. They had a majestic experience visiting the village of Dhermi, just out side the city of Vlora.

Turquoise water, impressive mountains and paradisaical beaches. On the Albanian Riviera you will be able to enjoy nature, tranquility and tasty seafood dishes. Everything at budget prices.

Expressen News Paper Sweden abot Albania

 

You are guessing right, we are proud 🙂

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Albanian Tourism: An ongoing process

By at June 4, 2013 | 14:33 | 0 Comment

The city of Vlora from the hill of Kuzum Baba

The city of Vlora from the hill of Kuzum Baba

Albania, sealed off for decades, and only open to visitors for the last 20 years, is trying to promote itself as a tourist destination. But it is not well known, and is by no means a tourist hotspot, even if visitor numbers are climbing.

“Albania is not yet on the radar, but with its stunning coast, its history, its ancient ruins, his mountains and its unspoiled nature mean that it has a lot of potential,“ says Alexander Wittwer, since January 2013 the Swiss ambassador in Tirana.

Albania may have potential, but it also has a bad reputation: it is associated with corruption, criminality and blood feuds. No wonder that for the moment it doesn’t feature among the holiday destinations offered by the two big Swiss travel agents Kuoni and Hotelplan.

When asked why, they say there is little demand. Most visitors go on special hiking, cultural or educational tours. Nevertheless, the number of Swiss visiting Albania has risen from about 6,000 in 2005 to more than 40,000 last year.

The biggest rise in visitors are those from its neighbors, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro. But tourists from Greece, Italy, Germany, Poland and other countries can also be seen, usually in tour groups. Occasionally a cruise liner anchors on the Albanian Riviera. But individual travellers are few and far between, even if the Lonely Planet guidebook company named Albania as a top tourist destination in 2011.

 

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