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Pope Francis to Albania: Full schedule

(Vatican Radio) The Holy See has announced the schedule for Pope Francis’ Apostolic Voyage to Albania, set for 21 September 2014. It will be the second visit of a Pope to Albania, after Pope St John Paul II’s visit to the country in 1993.

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Pope Francis will visit Tirana in 21 of September 2014

In 21 of September, Pope Francis is going to pay a visit in our country. He said “he feels happy to accept the invitation of bishops and Albanian authorities.

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Information at first

Government policy for a national tourism with standards, high quality and appropriate information remain the primary philosophy of the National Tourism Agency (NTA). Wasting no time and leaving no corner of the country without covering up, NTA is working at the moment on installing Info Point kiosks  alongside  the 11 border entry and exit points of Albania. Travelers and visitors will find inside of the kiosks leaflets, brochures and informative maps for Albania, its attractions and basic informations.

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Responsible Tourism

 

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WTM London 2014

Private businesses who will take part in the International Fair WTM London 2014:

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Statistics of tourism

The arrivals of foreign citizens in Albania, in the first quarter 2014, increased by 26.6 % compared with the same period of the previous year, while the departures of Albanian citizens increased by 11.2 % for the same period. The number of foreign visitors entered for holiday and daily visits during the first quarter 2014 was 54,329 while in the same quarter of the previous year, this indicator was 31,020. In the first quarter 2014, the arrivals of foreign visitors by land comprised 84.7 % while arrivals by air and sea comprised respectively 12.1 and 3.2 % of total number of arrivals.

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Sons of the eagle, a story published today in the Journal "Süddeutsche Zeitung"

Sons of the eagle, a story published today in the Journal "Süddeutsche Zeitung" from the journalist Jochen Temsch about "Peaks of the Balkans": a new path through the mountains with wild beauty of Kosovo, Montenegro and Albania.

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Tourism, taxes will certify prices in hotels and restaurants

The control has begun in tourist areas of the country, Hotels and Restaurants will have to publish their price list. This list will be certified by the General Directorate of Taxation and the Albanian National Tourism Agency.
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Bicycle patrols in tourist areas

The tourism high season is approaching and the influx of vacationers and traffic is growing, so Police have stepped up patrols in these areas; approximately 100 bicycle patrols.
The bikes have the inscription “State Police”, the phone number “129” and the logo of the police. The patrols do not wear their traditional uniform, but white shirts with the inscription “POLICE” and shorts.

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