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Where do Most of Albania’s Tourists Come from?
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Where do Most of Albania’s Tourists Come from?

TIRANA, June 20 Albania is being promoted by international media as the next best tourist destination. All the articles and posts about Albania besides the tourism potential also highlights the quality-price ratio. Official data from the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) confirmed that the number of tourists from the European and worldwide target market has increased....

International Tourist Arrivals Up 13.4% in January-April 2017
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International Tourist Arrivals Up 13.4% in January-April 2017

TIRANA, May 22 Tourist influx increased by 13.4 percent during the first four months of 2017. The Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) confirmed in a recent report that the number of international citizens coming to Albania during January-April period reached 961,000. Meanwhile, the figure for the same period of the previous year was 848,000 arrivals. According...

Butrint Mussel Farmers Eye European Market
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Butrint Mussel Farmers Eye European Market

TIRANA, April 12 Mussel cultivators in Butrint Lake in southern Albania are looking for the xport market in the European Union countries. The Butrint mussel is also recognized as the queen of the lake. Mussel growers that supply the domestic market aim at expanding beyond Albania. Recently, the Albanian Ministry of Economy discussed the opportunity...

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...

Albania Asks EC to Interfere on 400kV Power Grid with Kosovo
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Albania Asks EC to Interfere on 400kV Power Grid with Kosovo

TIRANA, February 10 Albania asked the intervention of the European Commission regarding the 400kV interconnection grid between Albania and Kosovo, which is being blocked by Serbia. The request was made by Minister of Energy and Industry Damian Gjiknuri to European Commissioner Johannes Hahn during the sixth Ministerial meeting of the Western Balkan Platform that was...

Skills and Innovation Gap Affect Labour Productivity
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Skills and Innovation Gap Affect Labour Productivity

TIRANA, February 3 Labour productivity in Albania accounts for one-third of the regional average and one-fifth of the most developed EU member countries. This was recently confirmed by a report issued by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). According to the report, the weak growth of labour productivity in Albania is related to...

Albania-Kosovo to Establish Joint Customs in Durres
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Albania-Kosovo to Establish Joint Customs in Durres

TIRANA, January 19 The joint customs point between Albania and Kosovo that will open at the port of Durres, will provide Kosovan importers with a single point interface for customs clearance. Finance ministers of Albania and Kosovo Arben Ahmetaj and Avdullah Hoti declared on Wednesday that this initiative would strengthen cooperation and facilitate trade between...

Albania Urged to Implement New Innovation Strategy in 2017
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Albania Urged to Implement New Innovation Strategy in 2017

TIRANA, January 9 European authorities say that Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo are the only countries in the region still in early stages regarding scientific and research developments. Meanwhile, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro made significant progress. The European Commission drafted several clear requests that should be taken into consideration during 2017. More concretely. Albania...

International Tourist Arrivals Up 33% during Q3
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International Tourist Arrivals Up 33% during Q3

TIRANA, December 29 The number of international citizens who visited Albanian for tourism purposes increased by 33 percent during the third quarter of 2016 compared to the same period of 2015. According to the data provided by the Institute of Statistics, 1.5 million tourists visited Albania. The increase of visitors was also confirmed by hotels...