Beach destinations in Albania face an unusual summer tourist season

A beach in southern Albania. Photo by Ardi Pulaj, used with permission Most years, reservations at the iconic “Adriatik Hotel” in the Albanian port city of Durrës are at a premium. But 2020, the year of the coronavirus pandemic, is not “most years”. The hotel reopened its doors on May 18, as the country emerged from a lockdown that saw its beaches as well as its borders with neighbouring countries closed until the beginning of June. Despite the relaxations, reservations are down 85%, according to general manager Nevila Dudaj. “We had many reservations…

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