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Miss Globe International contest to take place in Albania Print E-mail
misglobe2005small.jpgThe 2006 Miss Globe International will take place in the antique town of Butrint in southern Albanian on Oct. 1, with the crowning of a new beauty queen, local media reported on Saturday.
Some 40 girls from across the world will contest for the title. Miss Globe International, also known as Miss Globe, is a beauty pageant which is annually held in eastern Mediterranean region.

However, this is the third time that Albania is hosting the event on its soil. The last two were in 2004 and 2005 respectively.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 November 2006 )
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Promotion Cup Set To Tip-off In Albania Print E-mail
One more reason to visit Albania. Eight European countries will meet in Durrsi, Albania for the Men’s Promotion Cup, which tips off on Monday, May 29th.
Andorra, Gibraltar, Malta and Moldova will play in Group A while Albania, Azerbaijan, San Marino and Wales are in Group B.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 June 2006 )
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Albania’s President: Albania Has Great Tourism Potential Print E-mail
Albania has great potential in sphere of tourism, Albania’s President Alfred Moisiu said cited by Greek radio station Skai.
President Moisiu told the participants at the informal meeting of Southeast Europe Presidents that Albania and the region have great tourism potential, which is attractive to the foreign tourist. According to him the main obstacle standing in the way of tourism and economy development on the Balkans is the lack of appropriate infrastructure.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 29 April 2006 )
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ALBANIA MANIA Print E-mail
Q: MY boyfriend and I would like to visit Albania this summer and we would like some tips on what to see. Also, what is the weather like in June, do we need visas and what sort of currency do we have to take?
Last Updated ( Saturday, 28 February 2009 )
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Albania targets speedboat outlaws Print E-mail

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Smugglers have used speedboats to cross the Adriatic

The Albanian parliament has banned speedboats and other small private vessels from coastal waters, to tackle drugs and people smuggling.

Hefty fines will punish anyone caught flouting the ban - although boats used for fishing and transport, as well as police and military ships, are exempt.

The three-year ban will affect around 2,000 speedboat owners.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 April 2006 )
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Albania hopes for best tourism season ever Print E-mail
Although Albania has much to offer, it has yet to become established as a destination of choice for tourists worldwide. Prime Minister Sali Berisha is calling for a major push this season to boost the industry.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 28 March 2006 )
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British Airways to start flights to Albania Print E-mail

23/03/2006 - 14:49:09

balogo.gifBritish Airways said today it would operate three flights a week to the Albanian capital Tirana, the first ever time the two countries have been directly linked.

The flights start from Monday with prices from £120 (€173.50) from London Gatwick to Tirana’s Mother Teresa Airport every Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 28 March 2006 )
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New Funicular to Reduce Travel Time, Boost Tourism Print E-mail

Thanks to a new funicular service, visitors to the Dajti Mountain national park can get there from Tirana in about 13 minutes, while enjoying a spectacular panoramic view.

Click here to see Dajti eskpres website designed  by Albanian tourist & Hotels Guide

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 28 March 2006 )
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British Airways to Fly to Tirana Print E-mail

In a potential boost to travel and tourism in Albania, British Airways has announced that it plans to begin regular flights to and from Tirana in March 2006.

British Airways will join a number of international airlines that offer regular direct flights to Tirana's Mother Teresa International Airport. [AFP]

UK flagship carrier British Airways (BA) will begin regular direct flights between Gatwick Airport and Tirana, the company announced in a press release this month. The flights are expected to give a substantial boost to travel in and out of Albania.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 29 October 2005 )
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Albania's Capital Gets a New Coat Print E-mail
Albanian Tourism @ New York TimesWHEN the Communist regime in Albania collapsed in 1991, Albanians rushed to Tirana, the capital, to occupy any free space they could find, and the parks and public spaces there virtually disappeared under a maze of makeshift kiosks and flimsy illegal buildings. "Everyone created their own small 'America,' " Tirana's mayor, Edi Rama, said one afternoon in May as he relished the sautéed eel at Rozafa on Luigj Gurakuqi Street. "Anarchy became the energy of the city."
Last Updated ( Friday, 28 October 2005 )
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Albania's Unexpected Rewards Print E-mail
Albanian Tourism @ New York TimesFriends had been mystified by my decision to sign up for a two-week package tour of Albania with the British company Explore. Their image was of a poverty-ridden backwater barely in the 20th century, much less the 21st, and recent history held out little to change their minds. Widespread rioting preceded the first post-Communist elections, in 1992, and the ballot box did not come close to resolving the country's problems. In 1997, the collapse of a giant Ponzi scheme led to a nationwide upheaval in which rioters destroyed factories, army barracks, hotels and scores of other buildings.
Last Updated ( Friday, 28 October 2005 )
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