Category: Businesses

Wine Festival to Celebrate Local Products in Pogradec

Wine Festival to Celebrate Local Products in Pogradec

TIRANA, December 13 Food and wine festivals are becoming a method to promote local products of specific tourist destinations all over Albania that have distinctive cultural identities but are often under the radar of traditional tourist offers. The Wine Festival of Pogradec is an annual...

Hyatt to Launch a Regency Hotel in Albania

Hyatt to Launch a Regency Hotel in Albania

TIRANA, December 7 A Hyatt affiliate will represent the American multinational hospitality company in the Albanian market following a management agreement signed on Thursday in Tirana. The corporation announced that the Hyatt-branded hotel in Albania will mark continued growth for the brand in Southeast Europe....

Surge of New Hotels on the Rise as Tourist Arrival Grow

Surge of New Hotels on the Rise as Tourist Arrival Grow

TIRANA, December 3 The increased number of tourist arrivals to Albania during the last years had an impact on the number of construction permits issued for hotels. The recent report by INSTAT on construction permits granted during the third quarter of 2018 confirms the growth...

How Much Olive Oil do Albanians Consume per Year?

How Much Olive Oil do Albanians Consume per Year?

TIRANA, December 3 Olive oil production and exports show a year-over-year increase even though at a slow pace. The annual average of olive production in Albania is between 90,000 and 100,000 tones. In the meantime, the average olive oil production is between 17,000 and 20,000...

First Incubator for Albanian Products Opens in Permet

First Incubator for Albanian Products Opens in Permet

TIRANA, November 22 Traditional food products from Permeti area will be easier to find in the market. A food incubator for typical Albanian products was inaugurated in Permeti town on Wednesday. It will provide access to local food systems and also a market for the...

Konispoli Farmers Celebrate 7th Edition of Mandarina Fest

Konispoli Farmers Celebrate 7th Edition of Mandarina Fest

TIRANA, November 19 The seventh edition of Mandarina Fest was celebrated during the weekend in Konispoli municipality in cooperation with GIZ Albania. The farmers in Konispol, Mursi, and Xarra invested in citrus farming and especially tangerines and clementines. Based on the official data provided by...

Pristina to Organize ‘Blej Shqip’ Fair

Pristina to Organize ‘Blej Shqip’ Fair

TIRANA, November 16 ‘Blej Shqip’ is an event dedicated to the promotion of all the products labeled ‘Made in Albania’. The fair will be organized in Kosovo’s capital city Pristina on November 27-29. The Albanian Export Center is calling on all the interested companies and...

State Budget Backs Albania’s Fishing Industry in 2019

State Budget Backs Albania’s Fishing Industry in 2019

TIRANA, November 13 The seafood processing industry is the best-performing branches of agriculture in Albania. Hence, official authorities encourage entrepreneurs to further invest in aquaculture, fish farming, and seafood processing. Fishing and agro-industry represent respectively 46% and 38% of the hike in agricultural exports for...

Where to Find Olive Oil in Albania

Where to Find Olive Oil in Albania

TIRANA, November 12 There are more than 12 million olive trees in Albania. More than ten percent of those trees are aged 1,000-3,000 years  Olive oil or the ‘liquid gold’ as it was called by Homer, is the most valuable component of the Mediterranean diet....