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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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Responsible Tourism

 

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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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A wonderful writing for Albanian tourism

The first were the Swiss. They started to go on holiday in Albania since 2005. Then, were six thousand. In 2013, 40 thousand. Not a few. But the record come form the Italians. For different summers they chose the Albanian coast - and cities - to spend the summer holidays. Reaching the amount of "more than 90 thousand people." With a 2014 which promises to be even better. "We expect an increase of ten per cent," gloats Benko Gjata, Associazione Culturale Italo-Albanian "Vatra".
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Motivating Potential of the Albania’s South Coast

There are two things I am doing this for. One, it is in order to maintain the legacy of my childhood home. And two, I will benefit economically,” says Nikollori.

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Voskopoja (Korçë) old Printing House

Voskopoja was established in the year 1338 by Petro Muzaka , a grand duke of Muzakaj family. Only during the XVII- XVIII centuries it became a big urban center with 20.000 inhabitants.

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Albania Wins EU Candidate Status

The European Union has granted Albania candidate status for membership, but said the country still needs to implement more reforms and tackle organised crime and corruption.

The decision to grant Albania candidate status for membership was announced by the EU's Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule on Tuesday.

"Albania congratulations on candidate status just agreed by ministers: acknowledgement of reform efforts, encouragement for more," Fule wrote on Twitter.

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Why Albania is recommended for tourists?

The Albanian coast, the nature of the country in general and local cultural heritage continues to attract media attention and foreign operators, like TGCOM, the Italian group Mediaset; the British "Express"; “NY Times”; etc., who s

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