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Dhermi beach, one of 20 secret beaches of Europe

IIA 8 June 2016, 9:45 am

Tirana, Albania 8 June 2016 Skyscanner travel company recently published a compilation of “20 secret beaches across Europe that you’ve probably never heard of”, including Dhermi beach as one of them. “Planning a beach holiday and looking for a quiet spot where you won’t have to battle for an umbrella? Or maybe the weather’s just…

Visit Albania now, before it changes too much

IIA 2 May 2016, 12:47 pm

Tirana, Albania 2 May 2016 This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The article was written by Sarah Drury and published at Spectator.co.uk site. Seferis’s line about his native Greece, ‘Our country is a closed in place, all mountains’, haunted my mind as I traversed Albania. I had gone in the hope that Albania now…

Reasons why companies should outsource services in Albania

IIA 13 April 2016, 9:52 am

Tirana, Albania 12 April 2016 Outsourcing services to a country that has a favorable labor cost and a strategic geographical location such as Albania, is a smart way to expand your business and take it to another level. In the past years, dozens of foreign companies have opened their branches in Albania or new contracting…

5 Fantastic Places to Visit in Albania

IIA 6 April 2016, 3:45 pm

This is not an original article written by invest-in-albania.org. The article is published by Travel Pulse Albania doesn’t get a lot of press, and that’s exactly why you need to go now. With abundant natural beauty, unique archeological sites, quaint villages, and easy accessibility, Albania is a European gem that’s bound to explode in popularity…

Analysis: Oil and gas exploration in Albania

IIA 31 March 2016, 12:44 pm

Tirana, Albania 31 March 2016 In May 2015, Albania initiated an international call regarding seven oil and gas onshore and offshore blocks. The Albanian competent governmental institution, the Albanian Agency of Natural Resources (AANR), has publicized the map featuring the free blocks for exploration. Considering Albania’s high potential of oil and gas reserves, this is…

CNN: Why Albania Loves America?

IIA 31 March 2016, 8:46 am

Tirana, Albania 31 March 2016 This article was written by Frida Ghitis and published for the first time at CNN. In this time of dispiriting headlines — when Islamist terrorists target Christian children and their mothers on an Easter Sunday outing in Lahore, Pakistan; when an American presidential candidate advocates stopping Muslims from coming to…

Albania, 1# country to travel in 2016

IIA 29 March 2016, 12:43 pm

Tirana, Albania 29 March, 2016 Albania has been ranked as the first country to visit during 2016 by the Gazette Review. According to the website, Albania should be the first stop for all the tourists who are seeking to enjoy the nature, the history or the food of unique tourism destinations for 2016. “You won’t find…

Albania, the Cinderella of European travel destinations

IIA 25 March 2016, 1:37 pm

Tirana, Albania 26 March, 2016 This is not an original article written by Invest in Albania. The article was written by Laura Secorun Paulet and published at Ozy.com It’s got beaches with clear blue waters that shimmer with the best of the Mediterranean; there are enough mountains and rivers for endless days of hiking and…

The beauty of the Albanian Alps: Hiking from Valbona to Thethi

IIA 4 March 2016, 9:03 am

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The original article was written by Davide Vadala and published for the first time at Nomad Travellers website. Mostly unheard to people outside of Albania, the hike from Valbona to Thethi is one of the most popular in the Accursed Mountains and a not to be missed…

Why Albania is becoming a popular place to travel

IIA 26 February 2016, 11:31 am

Tirane, Albania / February 26, 2016 This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org.  The original article was written by Trudie Earle and published at Stunning Places blog. Albania is a country surrounded with tourist destinations – Macedonia to its east, Montenegro to the northwest and Greece further south. Despite its prime location, Albania remains…

The quest for the key of Voskopoja

IIA 25 February 2016, 10:42 am

Tirane, Albania / February 25, 2016 We left the car right outside the entrance of Voskopoja. The parking lot was empty and the village looked deserted, apart from a few old men drinking and smoking under the porch of the local bar. Our plan was to visit the frescoed churches, which recall a time when…

Albania, a land to be loved!

IIA 28 January 2016, 12:39 pm

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The original article (and photos) were written and published  by Voyagerinfo.com.    In this small Mediterranean country, virgin nature and cultural mysteries combine to create a unique sense of place. From the snow-capped mountains in the winter to the fields covered in spring by red poppies, Albania’s landscape…

How to Spend One Week in Albania

IIA 26 January 2016, 3:08 pm

Table of Contents1 Day 1 and 2 – Tirana2 Day 3 – Berat3 Day 4 – Gjirokaster4 Day 5 – Saranda5 Day 6 – Butrint6 Day 7 – Onward to Athens, or head back to Tirana This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The article was first published at Our Oyster and written by…

The 10 most beautiful towns in Albania

IIA 20 January 2016, 6:16 pm

Tirana, January 20, 2016 The Culture Trip blog has recently published an article about “The 10 most beautiful towns in Albania”, written by freelance journalist Helen Armitage. You can read the original article here. Quickly becoming a traveler hotspot, Albania’s mix of modernity and tradition combined with its stunning scenery has made it one of Europe’s…

Why outsource in the IT sector in Albania?

IIA 18 January 2016, 12:31 pm

The IT sector (software, web development, web design, design, ect.) has significantly developed in Albania due to the internal market demands for these services. Along with markets’ demands, Albania has also developed the mentality of youngsters to study degrees such as IT communication, Information Science, Web Developing/Design, ect., courses that are not recognized by people…

Op/Ed: Albania’s Forgotten Export Success

IIA 18 January 2016, 11:25 am

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The original text was written andpublished at Humboldt Foundation. By Dhimitër Doka Be it sage, yellow gentian or rosemary – Albania is an important player on the European medicinal herb and spice market. But as an Albanian-German research study shows, Europe’s poorest country could make much more of…

Exploring the Albanian Alps: A Free Ride Trip

IIA 24 November 2015, 3:38 pm

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The article was written by Sabine Aigner and first published at FreeSki Downways. The Interview was conducted by Harry Putz and photos captured by Carlos Blanchard.  The Albanian Alps presented themselves as skiing terra incognito to five Innsbruck freeriders who crossed the Balkans in February and March 2015 to discover…

The Future Governance Of The Global Economy

IIA 1 November 2015, 12:55 pm

Article written by Fation Ceka / Financial Analyst Exponential times, such as today, make globalization as tangible a concept as it never felt before. The dynamics of international markets have expanded corporate borders making the once existing barriers lose their purpose, unifying economies across the planet. Countries such as Albania, where the local economy is directly…

Op/Ed: I survived Albania on a bicycle!

IIA 29 October 2015, 11:58 am

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The article was first published at YoloNathan.   I survived Albania on a bicycle “I had no choice but to go through Albania in order to get to Greece. My friends, family and locals in the neighbouring countries all warned me of the dangers that I face, that…

Lonely Planet: Albanian road trip: history behind the bunkers

IIA 20 October 2015, 9:20 am

This is not an original article from invest-in-albania.org. The original article was written by Larissa Olenicoff and published at the Lonely Planet, on October 19, 2015. Photo credits: Lonely Planet.  Having spent nearly half of the 20th century isolated from the rest of the world, Albania remains somewhat a land of mystery, only recently making…

Op/Ed: Tirana titbits revealed for travelers

IIA 6 October 2015, 4:22 pm

This is not an original  article of invest-in-albania.org. The article was written and published  by Carlton Leisure. Tirana the capital of Albania is a beautiful city with myriad tourism opportunities. Monument, museums, landmarks, mosques and cathedrals dot the city’s landscape that makes it an interesting destination to visit. Apart from the city, more fun awaits at…

Why Albania should be high on your travel list – Daily Mail

IIA 6 October 2015, 10:20 am

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The article was originally written by Diana Preston and published at Daily Mail magazine.  From a trading city founded in 8th century BC to stunning Unesco World Heritage Sites: Why Albania should be high on your travel list (and not just for the Adriatic beach parties) Many…

Albania, Europe’s Hidden Jewel – by Michael Jurick

IIA 21 September 2015, 11:44 am

Albania has been promoted in various important international magazines which have increased the curiosity of their readers to visit Albania but, in the recent years we are noticing a very helpful and encouraging trend applied by tourists from all over Europe or the USA who try to promote Albania through photos, videos and articles. And the most…

The Guardian: The future of renewable energy in Albania

IIA 15 September 2015, 12:33 pm

The Guardian has published an article on the efforts several developing countries are making to develop the renewable energy sector as a move for ditching fossil fuels. The article expressed the opinion of John O’Brien {regional technical adviser on climate change mitigation for the UN Development Programme in Europe and Central Asia} on the current and future development of…

Op/Ed: How can we improve the tourism sector in Albania?

IIA 15 September 2015, 9:44 am

This is an article written by Dritan Zaimi, a Tourism Lecturer and photographer who is currently serving as Managing Director at CTSD Albania. The article was first published at Dritan’s personal blog. Photos are taken from his Instagram account.  Dritan Zaimi / contributor at Invest in Albania ………….. With all its numerous treasures which are poured with generosity by the Mother Nature…

Tirana, Breaking Free From Communist Past, Is a City Transformed

IIA 28 August 2015, 8:00 pm

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. This article was written by Alex Grevar and published for the first time at Ney York Times.  You begin to understand Tirana, the capital of Albania, the first time you try to cross the city’s main road, which locals simply refer to as Boulevard. There are zebra-striped crosswalks,…

Adventures of a Finnish Entrepreneur in Albania

IIA 25 August 2015, 12:34 pm

… and how to Build Albania into a Regional Leader in Innovation and Sustainability! Ville Korpela is Managing Partner of Eagle Partners, a Tirana based corporate finance advisory firm. He is also Founding Partner of BoardRoom Investment Group, an Estonian based startup accelerator and business coaching firm with offices in Tallinn and Munich. Ville has…

Vuno – the fascinating village of the Albanian Riviera

IIA 25 August 2015, 10:39 am

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org.  The article originally published at Vuno Village website. This is a journey to Vuno, one of the unique south-coast villages of Albania for its particular and stylish architecture, urbanization, history, its protagonist role on the main events of the nation as well as its contribution to the Albanian…

“Albania – beaches and history, all yours to discover”

IIA 7 August 2015, 12:51 pm

TGcom Italian online portal has dedicated a special space to Albania with an interesting article about country’s tourism potential. As many others, even TGcom says “Albania is the last mystery of Europe”, with clean beaches and a wonderful nature. “Still untouched by the massive tourism, Albania offers to you captivating panorama of its nature and…

A piece of “High Albania” – by Edith Durham

IIA 6 August 2015, 9:20 am

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. It is a small part of Edith Durham’s book about Albania “HIGH ALBANIA” in the first chapter named “The land of the living past”.   “Constantinople,” says the Albanian, “is the key of the Near East, and Albania is the key of Constantinople.” THE great river of…

‘Bild’ German magazine : Albania? Yes, why not?

IIA 5 August 2015, 10:16 am

The well-known German magazine “Bild” has published an article for Albania by which it invited its readers to visit Albania’s touristic spots. Written by Oliver Abraham the article opens with two short questions: “Albania? Yes, why not? The small country which is bordered by Adriatic and Ionian seas has wonderful beaches, a rich culture, natural…

BBC: The troubleshooting teddies of Tirana

IIA 4 August 2015, 10:43 am

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The original piece was written by Elizabeth Gowing and published at BBC.  The weather-beaten forms of cuddly toys hanging from buildings are a common sight in Albania. Who put them there, and why? Suspended from the eaves of houses, they sway gently in the wind. The bodies are…

The Telegraph: Albania, the best-kept secret in the Mediterranean?

IIA 27 July 2015, 6:20 pm

This is not aan original article of invest-in-albania.org. The original article was published at The Telegraph, written by Caroline Shearing. Caroline Shearing steps back in time on a day trip to Albania, and finds a warm welcome, sublime seafood and Butrint, one of Europe’s most important archaeological sites.   Sunlight glinted off the water as…

Hecktic Travels: The Albanian Riviera

IIA 24 July 2015, 7:36 am

This is an article  written by Dalene Heck and the stunning photos are captured by Pete Heck while in their stay in Albania. The article was first published at Hecktic Travel.   ***** It is of dreams, this place. Relatively unknown to tourists, Caribbean blue waters, and a bargain at every purchase. Before even unpacking…

Op/Ed: The Ultimate Guide to a Budget Beach Holiday in Albania

IIA 22 July 2015, 2:49 pm

An amazing article written about the Albanian Riviera by Silvia, an adventurous 26 years old traveler which has lived in seven countries and visited over 70 countries on five continents, also founder of Heartmybackpack website. All credits for the article and the wonderful photos go to Silvia / Heartmybackpack.com **** Totally empty white beaches with crystal clear turquoise water, fresh…

Op/Ed: Gjirokaster Folklore Festival

IIA 20 July 2015, 2:06 pm

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The original article was written by Nick St. Oegger and published at Stoeggerphotography.com. Photos are captured by Nick St Oegger. The Gjirokaster National Folklore Festival (Festivali Folklorik Kombëtar i Gjirokastrës) is one of Albania’s most important cultural events, held every five years atop Gjirokaster’s ancient fortress. The…

Top 5 places to spend weekends during the summer heat in Albania

IIA 20 July 2015, 12:52 pm

Valbona Valley Valbona Valley is part of the Valbona National Park, situated in the north of Albania, in Tropoja city. The valley has a typical mountainous climate where temperatures in summer months stay below 28 or 30 degrees. The air is fresh and the waters of Valbona river and springs are cold and crystal clear….

Albanian Legend: The arrogant Prince and the wise girl

IIA 15 July 2015, 2:04 pm

Once upon a time, there was a young chieftain who was known for his bravery and cleverness, but also for his faddish character. One day, the chieftain called an old man and gave him a very strange task, he ordered the man to peel a stone and with it to prepare lunch for his invitees….

Business Insider: Ksamil and Berat among 16 most stunning places in Europe

IIA 14 July 2015, 2:54 pm

Ksamil islands and Berat city have been included in a list of “16 of the most breathtaking places in Europe as seen through Instagram” compiled by the known website Business Insider. Photos of Ksamil and Berat have been selected randomly by Instagram users who have visited the places recently. The famous site considers Ksamil as…

Op/Ed: Take Five: Albania

IIA 8 July 2015, 10:28 am

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The original article was written by Eni Mihilli, freelance writer and published at Paste Magazine website. Albania, located on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeastern Europe, is a small country with a lot to offer. Beaches stretch across its western Adriatic coast. A string of rugged mountains—perfect for hiking…

Insider Monkey: 8 best places to visit in Albania

IIA 8 July 2015, 7:59 am

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The original article was writen / published by Insider Monkey. Warm weather, idyllic beaches, bargain prices and a great mountain scenery is what you should expect from this list of the best places to visit in Albania that are safe and beautiful. Over the last several years,…

Why [did] Albania [steal my heart]? [Again]

IIA 6 July 2015, 8:51 am

This is an article posted at “Petra’s Chessboard” blog by the Romanian traveler Petra, which has listed 10 reasons why she likes being a tourist in Albania. Because it has turquoise waters, inviting rapids, and the most beautiful canyon seen so far by me. [There will be times when pinching yourself – am I still…

Delo magazine: Albania, a “modern gallery of bunkers”

IIA 3 July 2015, 1:29 pm

Delo Slovenian magazine has published an article about Albania, describing the country at its finest. The journalists took a travel to the southeastern Europe country and what they first noticed were the “modern gallery” of bunkers and blockhouses, inherited from the communism period but never used for any purpose during the time they were constructed. Nowadays,…

Albanian Legend: The Son of the Eagle

IIA 1 July 2015, 10:26 am

Many legends and tales have tried to explain the origin of the name “land of eagles” as Albania it is called by its people and the links between the eagles with their country. The Eagle is one of Albania’s most important symbols which is used in the national flag of the country, in postcards, traditional…

Enjoy Albania: Divjake-Karavasta National Park

IIA 18 June 2015, 2:56 pm

Our suggestion is simple for this weekend. Take a trip to Divjake-Karavasta Park; visit this natural oasis of untouched nature and of stunning biodiversity, the biggest lagoon in Albania. With a surface of 22 230 ha, the park is comprised of lagoons, the forest, agricultural lands, ect. The park is bordered by Shkumbin river in…

Daily Mail: Himara beach, one of the best Mediterranean beaches

IIA 17 June 2015, 9:19 am

Daily Mail has listed the most beautiful beaches you can find in the Mediterranean Sea, entitling the article “From an island you can walk to from the shore to a stunning cove only accessible by 347 steps: The most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean revealed” where Himara beach is included. “For those looking for a relaxing…

Newsweek: Albania has long been a mystery to the West

IIA 16 June 2015, 1:15 pm

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org.  The original article was published by Newsweek and written by Harry Eyres, under the title “Europe’s internal frontier: Albania has long been a mystery to the West”. I always thought the extremely ancient, shaggy, white-haired character in the long-running TV series The Wombles was misnamed: he should…

ANSAmed: Albania isn’t only about sea, culture main asset

IIA 11 June 2015, 12:43 pm

Albania, the Country of Eagles, is opening up to cultural tourism in a bid to boost another one of the industry’s assets beyond the seaside resorts of the Ionian coast, whose landscape has been ravaged by years of misstatement and savage exploitation. From Tirana – with its Fascist-epoch architecture, to Berat “the city of a…

Indaco: 10 rules for having a “Balkan trip style” in Albania

IIA 9 June 2015, 9:58 am

Indaco Italian blog has chosen Albania as the best place for an adventurous Balkan trip. Considering it as the place of virgin forests and beaches, of the wonderful cuisine and astonishing people with unbelievable life stories, the place of ancient cities and wild nature, Indaco says that Albania is the perfect destination for adventurous tourism….

What to visit in Theth National Park (photos)

IIA 27 May 2015, 2:38 pm

Theth National Park has officially opened the summer tourism season for tourists from all over the world. Why you should visit Theth National Park and what to see? Climbers in Theth national park, photo by: ATA Theth is one of the most beautiful and untouched natural spots, one of the most visited touristic places by Albanians…

(The Telegraph) – Epic Walks: the Accursed Mountains, Albania

IIA 26 May 2015, 10:31 am

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The original article is written by James Ottery and first published at The Telegraph.  James Ottery sizes up the Accursed Mountains. But do not let the name mislead you. This brooding, unspoilt range of Albanian peaks are ‘blessed’. Do not let the name mislead you. This brooding,…

Agrophilia: Top Things to See in Berat city

IIA 25 May 2015, 8:55 am

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The article was written by Mihaela Lica Butler and published at Agrophilia.com. Not far from Berat rises the majestic Tomori, home to the Tomori National Park (Parku Kombëtar i Tomorrit), which spreads over more than 4000 ha, and is a local favorite for camping, trekking, hiking and…

London Standard: All about Albania!

IIA 5 May 2015, 1:20 pm

Stride along the seafront at Durrës, a seaside town an hour from the capital Tirana, and as you look up at hot peach and lime green hotels and apartment blocks you could be in a jolly cross between Blackpool and Miami. But then everything in Albania is a clash between something, which is what makes…

There is so much to see and do on the Albanian Riviera

IIA 17 April 2015, 1:17 pm

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The original article was published at Property Showrooms.  Albania is not necessarily at the top of your list when contemplating your annual holiday which is probably why it remains a very well-kept secret. “The Adriatic underdog is being touted as the next Croatia among adventurous beach-seekers”, according…

Albania, the Muslim nation that saved Jews

IIA 17 April 2015, 1:06 pm

It’s such an important part of history that the world needs to know. DASHMIR BALLA During the Holocaust, many individuals and small groups risked their lives to save Jewish people. However, it’s only in recent years that the world has begun to hear the story of the Muslim nation that opened its borders and welcomed…

Albania is ‘stand-out’ tourism and foreign property destination

IIA 1 April 2015, 9:33 am

This is not an original post of invest-in-albania.org. The original post was written by Adrian Bishop and published at Opp.Today. Rising visitor numbers, new flights and low living costs are boosting overseas property demand in Albania, says a leading resort chief. Albania chalked up a 167% increase in foreign visitors in Q3 2014, topping one…

Is it safe to travel to Albania? Travel blogger answers

IIA 30 March 2015, 9:55 am

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The original article is written by Andrea Anastasakis and was published on her travel blog Rear View Mirror. “Since returning from an extended stay in Albania and publishing my guide to visiting the country, I’ve been receiving regular emails from readers wanting to know more. Surprisingly, for…

L’Espresso: Tirana, the symbol of the new Albania

IIA 19 March 2015, 9:50 am

[… Modern bars, art galleries, cultural centers. The look of Albanian cities has changed.  And aims to become a hub of the new Europe. Being led by entrepreneurs, many of them former boys of the “boat generation”: those who fled to Italy with ships in 1991. It was in 1991 when Albanians sitting at the…

“Steel of the party”: Industrial archaeology in Albania

IIA 16 March 2015, 11:06 am

by Giulia Blocal (article + photo by Blocal Travel) It took me so long to publish this post! In my defense, I’ve been looking for someone who worked at one of the most important factories in Albania, the big industrial centre of Kombinati Metalurgjik near the town of Elbasan, to bring you a first-hand story…

Momondo: If Berlin isn’t as cool as it used to be, head for Tirana

IIA 11 March 2015, 11:51 am

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The article was first published at Momondo.com. For the people who say that Berlin just isn’t as cool as it used to be, tell them to head for Tirana. In the early nineties, the Albanian capital was considered a no-go zone. Locals were crippled by the stronghold…

Lead your way straight to heaven… to Ksamil

IIA 20 February 2015, 9:38 am

Have you ever thought of a place where you would feel the paradise? Are you one of those people who still think that Albania is the home of murders and drugs? Well, Ksamil will blow your mind and surprise you. Ksamil is a small town located right in the south of the Albanian Riviera where…

Introducing Albania – investing in the land of the eagle

IIA 22 January 2015, 11:30 am

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The article first published at Invezz. To read the original article, click here.  Albania is a fascinating country with a rich history and unique culture. It is also one of Europe’s most interesting and little-known investment destinations with its property market in particular offering some excellent deals….

Albania Mania: packing yet? – by Modern Farmer

IIA 29 December 2014, 9:02 am

*Perfect beaches, mountain hikes and truly local food. Packing yet? If you have to ask why one would choose to go to Albania, then you deserve to spend your holiday on the crowded shores of Greece. As for the rest of us, we get it — we hear the stirring among the rugged, dusty hills…

‘Visit to Albania – A Diamond in the Rough’ by Ted Landgraf

IIA 16 December 2014, 3:25 pm

November 29, 2014 Happy Independence Day to Albania! I was asked to write this article about our research of Albania, our connections we have made with businesses and individuals in Albania, the opportunities that are available now and potential ones in the future, and the overall global potential available from and to Albania. In August,…

The Albanian Thing: 3 Albanian Observations by Daniel Cook

IIA 5 November 2014, 10:56 am

by Daniel Cook* I woke up at about 9 am on my first morning in Albania, in a small 4th storey apartment with a beautiful view of the city and Mount Dajti. The sun was bright and everything was new to me. I jumped out of bed, ready to tackle whatever adventures this brand new…

Pogradec and Tushemisht, Albania – The impressions of Nate Robert

IIA 22 October 2014, 9:11 am

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The article is written by Nate Robert and first published in his blog,  Yomadic. Click on the blog name to read the original article.  It was the first time tears had come to his eyes today, but it wouldn’t be the last. Petrit, well, he’s a big…

Will the integration of Albania in the EU be convenient for us?

IIA 15 October 2014, 2:43 pm

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The article is written by Klodian Muco, and published at Ekon.al. Click here to read the original article.  During the last years, the economical and political debate in Albania has been focused in the increase of competition of Albanian products in the international markets. The fiscal pressure,…

Editorial: Investment climate in Albania

IIA 10 October 2014, 8:42 am

With its developing market economy, Albania offers many opportunities for investors – property and labor costs are low, the young and educated population is ready to work, and tariffs and other legal restrictions are low in many cases and being eliminated in others. Albania’s location offers a notable trade potential, especially with EU markets –…

Albania, no better time to invest and explore

IIA 1 October 2014, 2:03 pm

This is not an article of invest-in-albania.org. The article is written by Elona Petoshati, the Albanian ambassador to Canada and first published to Diplomat magazine. To read the original article, please click here. Branding Albania is the newest major initiative launched by the Albanian government to promote our country’s identity in the world market. StrawberryFrog,…

Dallas news: Albania deserves spot on your bucket list

IIA 29 September 2014, 1:22 pm

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The article first published at Dallas News. To read the original article, click here. Here we are, winding our way along a twisty mountain road in southern Albania, pristine views of the Ionian Sea to our right, soaring gray rock to our left. We are debating whether…

Analysis: Garment industry increased exports and opened new jobs

IIA 29 September 2014, 12:48 pm

The backing package for the garment industry businesses, combined with the Employment Fund Promotion launched during 2014 by Ministry of Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Trade,  has started to give its first positive signals. According to sources from Ministry of Economic Development, the programs of the Employment Promotion Fund have shown their impact in the decrease…

Voskopoja, the village of churches and ancient civilization

IIA 21 August 2014, 8:46 am

Voskopojë is an important tourist attraction and a veritable gem in the crown of the Albanian landscape. The village is situated 20 km (12 mi) away from Korçë, and around 1150 m (3773 ft) above sea level. What is now a village used to be a grand town, believed to have been founded around 1338….

Top 15 things to do in Tirana

IIA 7 August 2014, 9:22 am

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. The article is written by Mihaela Lica Butler and published at Argophilia.com. To read the original article, please click here. Tirana is not a well known destination, despite Albania’s efforts to appeal to more foreign visitors. The capital of the country is still unspoiled by tourists, and…

La Repubblica: The best thing of Albania are the Albanians

IIA 29 July 2014, 10:41 am

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. This article was originally published in the website of La Repubblica, a well known Italian newspaper. To read the original article (in the Italian language), you may click here. “Albania. Melting pot in miniature” By Claudio Visani Amongst venetian and Turkish memories, amongst cozy beaches and hospitable…

Albanian Riviera introduced in New Zealand

IIA 25 July 2014, 1:33 pm

As Albania continues to be noticed by many tourists who are searching to explore the world and unknown touristic destinations, many websites and magazines write constantly for Albanian Riviera and its beautiful landscapes, about Albanians’ values such as great hospitality and generousity.  Lately, the well known New Zealand’s website Stuff Nation has published the following article…

Top ten cities to live in Albania for 2014

IIA 22 July 2014, 8:57 am

Dita daily newspaper has published a ranking of top ten cities to live in Albania for 2014. This initiative was undertaken by a group of students of the Faculty of Philology at the University of Tirana in collaboration with National Agency of Tourism and «campusALBANIA» social club. For some months they have been analyzing  the…

The Top Ten Reasons You Should Visit Albania

IIA 21 July 2014, 3:02 pm

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org.  You may read the original one by clicking here.   by Zosia Brown Albania……You think you’ve heard of it but aren’t exactly sure where it is.  Perhaps you have heard of it but thought westerners couldn’t visit.  Or maybe you’ve heard it referenced in movies such as Wag…

Tirana – a small city with a big heart

IIA 15 July 2014, 4:13 pm

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org.  You may read the original one by clicking here.   Tirana, Albania’s present-day capital city is a small, beautiful city which will surprise you with wonderful sights and places to visit. For a person who has never thought of visiting Tirana or Albania at all, I was really surprised…

Eight Reasons to Move Albania to the Top of Your Travel List

IIA 15 July 2014, 8:37 am

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org.  You may read the original one by clicking here.   Tell someone you’re traveling to Albania, and you’re likely to get asked a couple of questions. “Where is Albania?” “Is it dangerous?” “What are you going to do there?” and most common of all, “Why?” The tiny, often…

Ekathimerini Greek newspaper on Albanian tourism

IIA 2 July 2014, 2:12 pm

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. You may read the original one by clicking here.   Greek newspaper Ekathimerini published the following article about the attractiveness of  Albanian Riviera. “On the outskirts of the archaeological site of Butrint, a few kilometers from Saranda, a group of tourists from Western Europe followed their guides. The Dutch Bregi…

The role that the winning of candidate status plays in Albania’s economy

IIA 26 June 2014, 9:24 am

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. This article is written by Idlir Gjata, published for the first time at Ekon.al and translated from Albanian to English by invest-in-albania.org.  You may read the original one by clicking here. The candidate status is only a political signal, an encouraging letter for the next steps in the long…

Albania won the candidate status, what comes next?

IIA 25 June 2014, 10:07 am

On 23th of June, Stefan Fule, announced that Ministers from the European Union member states had agreed to grant Albania the EU candidate status, based on the recommendation of European Commission.  But what comes next?  After the winning of the candidate status of EU, Albania will benefit in various spheres. The official decision of EU,…

Tgcom24: Summer in Albania – sea, culture and nature

IIA 19 June 2014, 10:51 am

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. You may read the original one by clicking here.   A travel to discover the most interesting places of this country! This year for your summer vacations would you like to travel in a place not so far from Italy, yet not so known, but a place that can…

Daily Express: A walking holiday in beautiful Albania

IIA 17 June 2014, 3:37 pm

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org.  You may read the original one by clicking here. THIS forgotten Balkan country has some of Europe’s most specular mountains and as it hopes to join the EU, some of its cheapest prices too… Not far to go, just another hour,” said Alix, our ebullient guide, as…

Welcome to the land of dangerous hospitality

IIA 5 June 2014, 3:03 pm

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org.  You may read the original one by clicking here.   By Rachel Lewis Ever fantasized about hitting the road and going deep into the depths of Albania? Chances are slim, but I am here to suggest you should start. *Note: Danger in the title is not in a reference to…

A Twelfth Night tour of Albania to see the land that time forgot

IIA 2 June 2014, 3:08 pm

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org.  You may read the original one by clicking here.   By John Carter What country, friends, is this?’ asks Viola in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. ‘This is Illyria, lady,’ replies her shipwrecked captain. I’ve just come back from Illyria. Or at least where Illyria used to be when there were…

10 reasons 2013 is the time to visit Albania – Huffington Post

IIA 29 May 2014, 2:44 pm

This not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. You may read the original article by clicking here. by Leila Giray Isolated for decades under a dictatorship that was harsh even by Communist standards, Albania opened up in the 1990s and has since been hustling to catch up to the rest of Europe. On a recent visit,…