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Albania's beaches are under threat
Albania pledges to plant 20.2 million trees till 2020
Invest in Tirana
How the £1.3 billion EIB loan uses public money to muddy democracy, the environment and ...
The EU wants to fight climate change – so why is it spending billions on a gas pipeline?
Ancient farming techniques could help mitigate climate change
Tourism
Bizarre creature caught on camera in Albania, is it the European version of the Loch Ness monster?
Nessie Copycat? Camera Catches Glimpse of Mysterious Creature in Albania (VIDEO)
Albania is losing its national bird to rampant poaching
Albania's garbage problem affects its neighbors—and EU aspirations
Albania losing its eagle to rampant poaching
Sheraton Leaves Albania, Government Silent
December Records Broken as Tourists Welcomed 2018 in Dubrovnik
Brunei emerging as tourism destination
Albania to use $50 mln World Bank loan to finance local roads project
Rural Albania, the bet of those who stay
Amendments to Albanian tourism law paving way to application of new fiscal incentives in the ...
Hilton to open its first hotel in Albania in June 2018
Marriott International confirms departure of Sheraton from Albania
Albanian Foreign minister: Joint consulates between Albania and Kosovo
Sheraton's Tirana Pullout Another Nail in Albania Tourism Coffin
Albania gears up to open new military bases to tourists
Albanian minister of Economy: Economic growth in 2017, 3.9%
Albania mulls plans to open more military bases to tourists
Turkish consortium bids to build Vlora airport as Albania prepares to launch national carrier
Turkish tie-up proposes to build airport in Albania's Vlora - infrastructure min
Albania Mulls Building Second Passenger Airport
Major upsurge in tourism among Poles: report
Albania's progress assessed in a meeting with EU officials
Albania invites bids for restoration of Gjirokastra's old bazaar
Albania seeking consultant for Saranda's tourism gateway project
Europe's former cannabis capital selected as one of Albania's future agribusiness villages
Foreign tourist arrivals to Albania rise 24% in 2017
Legitimate crops to replace cannabis on Albania's "marijuana mountain"
Albania to start negotiations with Turkish tie-up to build airport in Vlora
Albania, Turkey seal agreement on civil aviation cooperation
Albania pledges to plant 20.2 million trees till 2020
Invest in Tirana
Ruined Albanian churches could be tourist magnet if repaired: experts
Ruined Albanian churches could be tourist magnet if repaired -experts
Ruined Albanian Churches Could Be Tourist Magnet if Repaired
Experts: Ruined Albanian churches could be tourist magnet if repaired
Polish-Albanian centuries-old ties featured on new Europa magazine issue
Photos: Ruined Albanian churches await salvation from tourists
Albanian parl gives green light to talks on Vlora airport construction project
Albania's cultural heritage sites attracting more foreign tourists
Is Albania Eastern Europe's answer to the Amalfi Coast?
S&P affirms Albania at B+/B, outlook stable
Albanian dignitaries get warm welcome in Worcester
Estonia backs Albania's accession talks
Direct flights from Albania to Israel
Tourism: direct flights from Albania to Israel as of 4/13
Goal: Tourism in Albania to be the main driving force
Albania's FDI to surpass 1 bln USD in 2017: analysis
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Russia seeks pragmatic approach in deadlock with Albania relations, ambassador tells AIIS forum
Rama Criticised for Albania-Kosovo 'Joint President' Idea
Albania lures Italian investors with low tax rates, reduced red tape
Italy-Albania Business Forum, cooperation opportunities between the two countries
Albania offers low taxes, minimum red tape, PM tells Italian investors
Albania: Eugent Bushpepa films his Eurovision postcard in Aveiro
Croatia, Albania and Montenegro Seek Solution for Sea Pollution
United Kingdom's Three Largest Cities Join Forces in China Tourism Market
Albania: Strategy on tourism, up to 6 million foreign tourists and 5 luxury resorts until 2022
New Albanian Legislation Focuses on Boosting FDI, Tourism
Biggest Regional Tourism Fair Opens in Belgrade with Total No-Show from Croatia
Business Delegation to Visit Albania, Macedonia
EBRD strengthens cooperation with Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania
Travel and Tourism: The Next Booming Segment in the Albania Tourism Market
ADFD funds three mega projects in Albania
ADFD's $115m Albania infrastructure investment 'boosted tourism'
Abu Dhabi: ADFD finances AED424mn projects in Albania
Albania Will Ban Imports of Cars Produced Before 2009
Albania Bans Imports of Cars Produced Before 2009
Property “Vetting” or the Next Land Grab?
ITB 2018 disappointing to many travel and tourism exhibitors
Albania will ban imports of cars produced before 2009
Albania Warned to Stop Polluting Adriatic Sea
Meta-Aliyev: Albania-Azerbaijan, cooperation in the domain of gas continues
Croatia to Help Albania Stop Tide of Plastic Waste
Croatia-Albania agreement on pulling up plastic 'whirlpool'
Culture and Cultural Heritage: newsroom
Albania lifts visa regime for 9 countries during tourist season
Albanian PM Rama meets Turkish president Erdogan
Interview: Visa waiver policy marks new era for Sino-Albanian tourism ties
The plunder of Albania's coastline exposes deeper ills
'Malta looks forward to more cooperation with Albania' - President Coleiro Preca
Albanian President starts state visit to Malta
Maltese president stress support for Albania's accession to EU
Albanians clash with police over nation's first toll road
The Nation's Road and the nation of the road
Patriotic and economic criteria for the Nation's Road
Tourism direct contribution to Albania's GDP to grow to 9.3% by 2028 – WTTC
EU allocates 61.2 mln euro to support Albania's economic development, integration
Tujani Canyon, Tirana's hidden gem
The challenge of tourism in Albania
Agrotourism might help decreasing poverty and unemployment in rural areas in Albania
Albania national agro-agriculture scheme envisage 11 million euro
Number of tourists to Albania up 12.5 pct in first quarter
Albania's second airport to open in autumn 2018
Albanian tourism, EU and EBRD grant 40 million euros
TIRANA, April 12 (Xinhua) -- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) will invest 40 million euro (49.3 million U.S. dollars) for the development of tourism in Albania, local media reported Thursday. During a meeting with business representatives ...
The Albanian Prime Minister turned up at his offices in Tirana for our interview wearing what he called his “painting clothes”—denim work shirt and jeans, lightly paint-spattered. Edi Rama had spent the holiday morning at a friend's atelier—as he does once a month—in front of an easel pursuing the ...
Tourism potential -. With its Adriatic coastline, legendary Accursed Mountains and winding rivers, Albania is rich in natural beauty for visitors, who can also explore ancient archeological sites, Ottoman history and communist bunkers turned into beach cafes. Culinary highlights range from frogs' legs to ...
According to the 2018 Environmental Performance Index, European nations Switzerland, France, and Denmark take the top slots as the world's most sustainable nations, and despite rapid economic growth and tourism spikes, Albania moved from ranking 61st in 2016 to 40th in 2018 when it prioritized ...
Albania, like many of the Balkan states, is experiencing a boom period in visitor numbers, with travellers drawn to raw beauty of its mountains, valleys, forests, rivers and lakes. Since 2000, tourism arrivals to the former socialist republic has multiplied by nearly 13 times to 4.1 million. Many regard the ...
TIRANA, April 20 (Xinhua) -- In an effort to strength the agri-tourism industry in Albania, the government has decided to reduce the Value Added Tax (VAT) to 6 percent and profit tax to 5 percent for all businesses registered as agri-tourism enterprises, Albanian Deputy Agriculture and Rural Development ...
Bulgaria's tourism boom over these ten years (46.8 percent) doubled the rise in the UK and quadrupled France's. And other Balkan nations are climbing even faster. Croatia rose by 63.8 percent, Slovenia 74.8 percent, Macedonia 147 percent, Bosnia and Herzegovina 212 percent, and Albania by a ...
These figures indicate that Albania is turning into a country increasingly visited by foreigners for business, pleasure and tourism. ... Meanwhile, the number of German nationals visiting Albania has grown by 18.8%, the number of Polish nationals has grown by 18.1%, while the number of Greek nationals ...
Yet the Balkans is moving on, and has greatly improved infrastructure in recent years to welcome tourists. ... The Balkans is a compact region and our tour ticks off an impressive six countries – Bulgaria, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Croatia – in 12 days, combining classic highlights with ...
The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved a USD 50 million Regional and Local Roads Connectivity Project to the Republic of Albania. The project supports improved access to several agricultural and tourism centers in Albania, and strengthened capacities of municipalities to ...
TIRANA, April 26 (Xinhua) -- World Bank country manager for Albania Maryam Salim introduced a 50-million-U.S.-dollar project investment on Thursday earmarked for ... Moreover, Salim said that "Tourism development will benefit from improving roads leading to existing or potential tourism destinations.
TIRANA (Albania), April 26 (SeeNews) – The World Bank said it approved a $50 million (41 million euro) regional and local roads connectivity project aiming to back tourism and agriculture development in Albania. “The project supports improved access to several agricultural and tourism centers in ...
... of connectivity and road safety for around 80 thousand people in Albania. “The new project will focus on interventions which have a significant economic benefit by supporting productive sectors, especially agriculture and tourism”, said Maryam Salim, head of the Albanian branch of the World Bank.
In recent years, Albania has been shifting closer toward Turkey, which the Albanian government identifies as one of its main strategic partners. Turkish companies have a large presence in Albania, and Turkey is helping the Albanian government with its underdeveloped tourism sector. Parallel to that ...
Almost the entirety of the country's 400 km coastline is polluted, becoming one of the main reasons for launching the operation as tourist season is fast ... TIRANA, April 23 – In the context of Albania's wide-spread pollution problem, the country's Ministry for Tourism and Environment launched a ...
The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors approved on April 26 a 50 million US dollar Regional and Local Roads Connectivity Project for Albania. The project supports improved access to several agricultural and tourism centers in Albania, and strengthened capacities of municipalities to manage ...
Osumi Canyon: An Adventure Travel Hotspot in Albania. The grand Osumi Canyon, located in the Skrapar district of southern Albania, draws thousands of adventure-seeking tourists each year, keen to explore the area's striking scenery while they traverse the Osum river on rafts. Loreta Cuka BIRN ...
These factors increased the number of foreign tourists visiting the country in 2017 to more than 5.2 million. Recently, Albanian tourism has grown, resulting in the offer of travel packages that allow its most precious traits to shine, such as “sun and sea tourism,” “history and culture tourism,” “mountain ...
"Much suggests that Albania will be the big travel news of this summer. We have noticed a great deal of interest and curiosity from our Swedish travelers, which also reflects in the number of bookings for this summer," says Peter Browall, General Manager at Apollo Sweden.
Albania has important resources for the development of tourism in its mountainous areas. The Albanian Alps to the North, the mountains along the Ionian Sea, the Kruje, Berat and Elbasan mountains offer great opportunities for tourists during the year, including the winter, which has a mild climate.
Vuno might be nothing but a small dot in the South of Albania's comparatively unknown geographical map, but anyone who's set foot there will guarantee this: few other places can provide its salt-smelling summer air, its hanging olive tree shades, its majestic view of the Ionian Sea and its free tour back ...
He's also a member of an association dedicated to promotion of mountain tourism, called Via Dinarica. In line with his obvious love for hiking and ...
Hundreds of people showed up for the Hartford Courant's Summer Travel Show on Saturday at the Hartford Convention Center. Enthusiastic visitors learned about far away destinations like Albania. The country is on a tourism push and is located near Greece, Croatia and Italy. Guests also met local ...
This aims at creating the conditions for this sector to develop in a competitive and transparent environment. Another key driver of economic growth in Albania is tourism, with rapidly growing numbers of visitors to the country's natural and cultural heritage attractions. The EBRD is keen to play a strong role ...
The General Director for Enlargement of the European Union, Christian Danielsson, has declared today in Tirana that the EU is contributing and will continue to contribute in order to support cultural heritage in Shkodra, Korca, Berat and other locations in Albania which are important for tourism, such as ...
TIRANA, May 10 – Albania's most popular adventure travel destination, the southern region of Skrapar has launched its 2018 tourism season amid an ...
TIRANA, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Heavy vehicles will be banned on major roads to and from tourist destinations in Albania during weekends starting from ...
One group that has been thrilling adventure-thirsty tourists since 2002 is the Albania Rafting Group. It promotes development in the region that doesn't ...
These include Zbulo in Albania (www.zbulo.org) or Zalaz in Montenegro ... the idea being to encourage sustainable tourism in this mountainous region ... ribbon of green climbing ever so slightly towards the border with Albania.
The document signed on Tuesday in Belgrade concerns the field of tourism, and seeks to improve the tourist offer of the two countries, in order to ...
"We are from Finland and this is our first time in Albania where we are staying for two weeks. People are nice and the service is good. We are having a ...
The whole mega-trail, is 1930km long and connects all former-Yugoslav republics from Slovenia to Kosovo -Albania included- and vice versa. Most of ...
Albania needs to advance structural reforms to boost economy – c-bank ... Albania's economy grew by 3.8% in 2017, up from 2.2% and 3.4% growth ... the tourism sector also gave a positive contribution to economic growth in 2017.
Despite their often tetchy relations, Albania and Serbia have signed an agreement of cooperation designed to attract more foreign tourists – and ...
... five years has been historic, adding that Albanian and Serbian ministers of tourism met recently in Belgrade to sign an important agreement on joint ...
Albania and Serbia have agreed to jointly promote themselves abroad in fairs as well as other events to draw more visitors to both countries. Serbia is ...
He underlined the importance of exerting more efforts to lure Albanian tourists to Egypt, saying very small numbers of Albanians come every year to ...
Must-visit parts of Albania, Lithuania and the Netherlands also feature. ... V&A design museum has put the city on the map for international travellers.
Ministers Xhafaj and Gjonaj Travel to the Netherlands ... The last-minute effort of the Albanian government comes at a moment that the Dutch ...
One of the most popular travel guides, Lonely Planet, has included Albania and Kosovo on its list of the ten best holiday destinations in Europe for ...
Albania enjoyed an increase in tourism In 2016: 4.3 million – 15% more than in 2015. Albania aims to become a tourist destination for Italians.
Agron Xhafaj is the brother of Minister of Interior Affairs Fatmir Xhafaj, who also served as Minister for Territorial Regulation and Tourism in 2002, ...
TIRANA, May 23 – Albania has made it to the top ten European hotspots for 2018 in Lonely Planet's travel guide on a list topped by Italy and Spain but ...
Tourists react to John Malko, a Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) in the visitor's centre of the Divjake-Karavasta National Park in Divjaka, Albania ...
Foreign tourists are “flocking” Albania, considering it as a worthy holiday destination. This is confirmed by the Institute of Statistics, according to which, ...
The bears were freed from an abusive hotel owner in Albania; where the practice of enslaving bears for tourism opportunities continues. Published ...
Two bear cubs have been saved from a life of abuse in northern Albania. Gianni and Sam were chained to a street corner by a hotel owner for tourist ...
The 45th anniversary of a famous rebellion that shook Albania's dictatorial .... The Spac camp is not promoted in any of the tourist guides to Albania, ...
The EU-funded project is expected to significantly contribute to the development of mountain and sustainable tourism in northern Albania, the country's ...
The travel and tourism sector's direct contribution to Albania's GDP was just 8.5% last year, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council.
This was declared today by the Albanian minister of Tourism, Blendi Klosi while offering awards of gratitude for tour operators from Slovakia, Poland, ...
Tourism has made its highest contribution in the Albanian economy last year. This is suggested by the latest official figures of the country's agency for ...
This meeting was held from May 28th to 29th under the organization of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Albania and the Ministry of ...
Albania's Balfin unveils 350 mln euro real estate project in Macedonia ... TIRANA (Albania), June 4 (SeeNews) – Albanian investment group Balfin has ... engages in real estate, retail, tourism, agriculture, energy, mineral industry, ...
The sharp strengthening of lek has hit Albania's Eurozone destined exports, local producers facing tougher competition from now cheaper imports as ...
This was declared today by the Albanian minister of Tourism and Environment, Blendi Klosi on the World Environment Day, inviting businesses to ...
Industry of tourism in Albania is strengthening each year. This is shown by the billions of euros being generated by this industry. This is confirmed by ...
We have set a new standard for health centers, which offer decent conditions for numerous native and foreign tourists visiting Albania during the tourist ...
Then we turn left onto Rruga Kalase, and a hot day in 21st-century Albania melts, to be replaced by the second century and the Roman Empire in its ...
TIRANA, June 9 (Xinhua) -- 1,000 young people in Albania will be offered seasonal employment through the project "Smile Albania" launched on ...
Foreign direct investments in Albania have grown this year. This is ... Chinese firms also started to invest in the banking sector, aviation and tourism.
Travel income and migrant remittances, the overwhelming majority of which flowing in Europe's single currency, were negatively affected by the sharp ...
Digitization challenge: Study unveils Albania's strengths and weaknesses ... Albania's emerging travel and tourism industry has also been benefiting ...
If Albania Kosovo and Macedonia would unite they would be a big country as ... Albania is in perfect position on map for make money from tourism
100 million euros is the fund that the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has allocated for investments in the sector of ...
EBRD Vice President Alain Pilloux visiting Albania declared that this fund will be invested in small tourism businesses. "We are preparing with the ...
The opening of 4 and 5 star hotels in Albania will attract large international companies and this will change the country's image as far as security and ...
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the EU will launch a €100 million investment tourist program in Albania.
Sky Up, a Ukrainian charter airline, has arranged 96 flights to Albania in partnership with an Albanian tour operator from June until the end of ...
TIRANA (Albania), June 20 (SeeNews) – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is working with the EU to structure a 100 ...
The charming hilltop village of Vuno in southern Albania, in the municipality of Himare, overlooking the Ionian Sea, is attracting more and more tourists ...
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is allocating 100 million euros to the Albanian tourism sector. According to the ...
“This new visitor centre and the work of the rangers will contribute to the protection of the flora and fauna of the park and will play a key role in ...
A finger of land jutting into the Adriatic Sea, Albania's Karaburun Peninsula is ... For as long as Albanians can remember, it has been used as a winter ... for cannabis smugglers than major tourist attractions, their beaches accessible ...
Quality of tourism that Albania has to offer is improving. This is indicated by the latest figures concerning the number of foreign visitors coming into the ...
Starting from 1 July, zero tolerance will be shown in Albania for those who ... This announcement was made today by the minister of Tourism, Blendi ...
The loan will be divided into two tranches of 30 million euro each, and is part of Albania infrastructure and tourism-enabling programme, the EBRD ...
Business people will talk about the improvement of co-operation in the areas of trade, tourism, energy, transport, agriculture, IT, trade and tourism, and ...
The Albanian speaker of parliament, Gramoz Ruci received today the ... two governments sign agreements in the areas of tourism, air transport, etc., ...
Archaeologists urge Albania to protect underwater heritage ... "The time has come to build a museum for Albanian and foreign tourists," said Albanian ...
New survey to help set up Albania's first underwater heritage museum ... a boost to Albania's emerging tourism industry, currently highly seasonal and ...
This year, Chinese tourists will not have to apply for a visa to visit Albania during the peak tourist season from April 1 to Oct. 30, while Bosnia and ...
... imagine Theresa May dropping into a UK festival, then imagine my surprise when the Prime Minister Of Albania and the Minister For Tourism arrived ...
Albania's environment minister Blendi Klosi says businesses importing, ... the countryside across the country, hampering Albania's emerging tourism ...
Moreover, EBRD and the EU are structuring a comprehensive programme in support of boosting the competitiveness of tourism industry in Albania.
Archaeologists urging Albania to protect underwater treasures ... “The time has come to build a museum for Albanian and foreign tourists,” said ...
Those seven countries contributed 13.8 percent of incoming tourism ... are presenting a mixed picture, with a positive situation in Bulgaria, Albania, ...
The town's population has dropped from 34,000 in 2011 to less than 25,000, according to Engjell Seriani, head of tourism at the town hall. Its houses ...
TIRANA, July 10 – Albania's Economic Sentiment Index suffered a major ... that period of time corresponding to the peak tourism season in Albania.
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TIRANA, July 11 – Albania climbed 10 places to rank 83rd among 126 ... energy, and sustainable tourism which are crucial for Albania's economic ...
TIRANA, July 12 – Albanian tax inspectors have identified hundreds of businesses operating informally in coastal areas, including unlicensed hotels ...
Israeli interest to visit Albania is also triggered by the fact that Albania, a country with a majority Muslim population, was unique in Europe during World ...
Kala festival, Albania: party time in what feels like a paradise ... It sees around 80,000 UK visitors a year – a tiny number compared with the 3 million ...
Meanwhile, emergency interventions by Albania's central bank through ... However, the Vienna Institute is optimistic that the emerging tourism sector ...
The first aspect that the study takes into account relates to medical risks, road safety and travel safety in general. In this study, Albania has presented a ...
Having recently made it as one of the top off-the-radar destinations that deserve holidaymakers' attention in a rating by prestigious Business Insider, ...
The incentives are aimed at giving a boost to agro-tourism, currently in its initial steps in Albania with few restaurants, wineries, bee and fruit farms ...
DURRES, Albania (Reuters) - Croatia, anxious to protect its Adriatic beaches which lure millions of tourists every year, has begun helping nearby ...
TIRANA (Albania), July 23 (SeeNews) – The Albanian Development Fund (ADF) said is inviting bids in a tender for construction or upgrade of tourism ...
The Balfin Group owned by Samir Mane engages in real estate, retail, tourism, agriculture, energy, mineral industry, investments, and services through ...
The hike comes at a time when Albania climbed to the seventh most favorite destination for Poles for the 2017-2018 season in a ranking published by ...
The Interior Ministry will send three aircraft to Albania to pick up 84 Slovak holidaymakers whose travel agency, Albania Travel, went bust on Tuesday ...
Albania remains one of Europe's hardest-hit by modern slavery, report shows ... TIRANA, July 26 – Albania is one of the top five Europe and Central Asia ... teachers, doctors and people working in the tourism sector,” says the report.
Albanian lek stabilizes against Europe's single currency ... TIRANA, July 26 – Albania's national currency has finally stabilized against Europe's single ... economy and higher euro inflows from FDI, tourism and migrant remittances.
This part of Albania is attracting many outdoorsmen and tourists keen to experience the wild beauty of the Balkan states. The mountains and valleys of ...
... loan in foreign currency to an unnamed public company and expectations of a good tourism season. Albania has maintained a free-floating currency ...
Experts predict the national currency will continue strengthening in August due to higher euro inflows from the peak tourist season and remittances by ...
TIRANA, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- The number of employees in the tourism sector in Albania for this season has reached a total of 15,000 employees, ...
I knew within 24 hours of landing in Albania who my “victim” would be. Agatha Christie is my role model when I go on a tour. She understood that ...
TIRANA (Albania), August 6 (SeeNews) – Standard & Poor's said it has ... The rating agency also said the stable outlook reflects its view that Albania will ... In addition, the tourism sector has indicated very solid growth rates over the ...
... Ulcinj Municipality President Ljoro Nrekić, Deputy Minister of Tourism of Albania Hajrulah Čeku, Director of the Ulcinj Tourist Board Fatmir Đeka, ...
The 25-year-old travel blogger is based in Saranda, Albania, after spending the past six years travelling around the world while being paid to write ...
After Lebanon, This American Tourist Is Heading to Hebron and Gaza .... I'm Albanian originally, and in Albania we have a slightly Soviet approach to ...