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First Mediterranean Tourism Fair Held in Albania
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First Mediterranean Tourism Fair Held in Albania

TIRANA, April 10 The first Mediterranean Tourism Fair was organized in Tirana during the weekend thus making Albania part of the countries of the region that organize important tourism fairs. Tour operators from Albania, Italy, Kosovo, Greece, Macedonia and Montenegro attended the event that took place a few days after the Albanian government decided to...

Italian Entrepreneurs Suggest Albania to Investors
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Italian Entrepreneurs Suggest Albania to Investors

TIRANA, February 21 Albania ranks among the destinations that Italian enterprises would suggest for investing during 2017. According to economia-italia.com, Albania ranks beside countries such as Cuba, Greece, Great Britain, Morocco, and Thailand. The Association of Italian Chambers of Commerce Abroad has drafted a detailed profile for every country, Business Atlas 2016. It includes information...

Albania’s Fish Processing Industry at Risk of Drowning
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Albania’s Fish Processing Industry at Risk of Drowning

TIRANA, February 13 The fast growing fish processing industry in Albania is hampered by the duty-free limit for exports. Over 4,000 people risk losing their jobs, while entrepreneurs are taking into consideration the idea of moving their companies in other countries of the region. The problem with duty-free export limits is related to the fact...

Foreign Direct Investments Remain on Upward Trend
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Foreign Direct Investments Remain on Upward Trend

TIRANA, February 6 Foreign direct investments to Albania showed a positive trend during the recent years. Based on the data provided by the Bank of Albania (BoA), FDI inflow to Albania during 2015 was higher compared to 2014. More specifically, FDI inflow during 2014 was Euro 869 million while in 2015 it was Euro 890....

Albania one of 10 Top-Budget Destinations in 2017, Rough Guides Says
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Albania one of 10 Top-Budget Destinations in 2017, Rough Guides Says

TIRANA, January 19 “Albania retains one of the last unspoiled coastlines in the Mediterranean.” This is how Rough Guides describes Albania as it includes the coast of the country in the list of the ten top-budget destinations for 2017. Rough Guides highlights the sun-drenched mountains and white-sand beaches that spill into the bright blue waters...

Albania Ranks 24 among Countries with the Cheapest Food in the World
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Albania Ranks 24 among Countries with the Cheapest Food in the World

TIRANA, January 19 Albania, according to Numbeo.com, Albania ranks 24th in the list of countries that offer the cheapest food. Based on the price index of restaurants, a three courses meal for two in an average restaurant costs Euro 17. Cheap prices and delicious food appeal to tourists that come and visit Albania. This fact...

40% of Albanian Bosses are Females
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40% of Albanian Bosses are Females

TIRANA, January 4 Having a female boss in Albania isn’t uncommon. Comparable data from European countries show that almost 40% of bosses are females and 60% are males. Comparable percentages were reported for Italy other Balkan countries such as Macedonia and Serbia. The stats were confirmed by a poll on labour conditions during 2015 conducted...

Summer Bookings Up as Turkish Tourism Is in Crisis
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Summer Bookings Up as Turkish Tourism Is in Crisis

TIRANA, January 3 A sudden increase in tourism is expected in Albania as Turkey has been hit by tourism crisis. Therefore, tourists are taking into consideration other European countries such as Spain, Greece, Italy, Croatia, etc. Administrators of hotels and other accommodation facilities confirmed an increase international tourists that want to spend the summer of...

Albania Increases Exports to China and Kosovo, Reduces Imports from Italy
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Albania Increases Exports to China and Kosovo, Reduces Imports from Italy

TIRANA, December 28 Albania is achieving considerable percent increase in balance sheets regarding international trade with the region’s countries and non-European countries as well. Based on the data on external trade provided by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), Albania increased exports, especially with China. “In November 2016, the countries with which Albania has had the...