Albanian tour operators have decided to approach the country's government for help in attracting Russian tourists to the country, according to RT.
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First and foremost, Albanian tour operators will have to motivate Russians to visit Albania, Gorin said, recalling that there are no direct flights between Moscow and Tirana and that it would take a Russian tourist about eight hours to reach the destination.
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A photo taken on July 23, 2015 shows a general view of a crowded beach of the Adriatic Sea in the Albanian city of Durres
"There are 230 resort hotels in the country that can accommodate a total of 8,000 people [but lack the] Turkish-style 'all inclusive' format that was so popular among Russian tourists," Gorin said.Albania's most picturesque resorts include Saranda, Dhermi, Himara, Durres, Shengjin, Ksamil and Vlore, located on the Adriatic and Ionian Sea coasts. In July, the water warms up to a tepid 26 Celsius; a double room in a small hotel in Vlore typically costs about 700 dollars per week, including breakfasts.
The Albanian town of Kruja