Count Down Begins to the Most Significant World Tourism Event in Iran
By: Mina Mehdinia
The “2017 WFTGA Convention”, Presenting Iranian Humanity and Hospitality…
The Convention Confirmed Seminar, The Deep-rooted Alliance Showcase
The wrap-up meeting held on the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts & Tourism Org. auditorium, on 26 Dec 2016, to finalize the process and report the developments.
Less than one month, Iran will proudly host 400 tourist guides from 45 countries. The Convention acts as an occasion to introduce Iran worldwide and IFTGA ambassadors will well done it.
Morteza Rahmani Movahed, deputy head of the Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Org. fully cares the Convention, said in his speech: “Great workout is coming, hence our responsibility to protect it is on the rise day after day. Definitely the participants will talk years about Iran’s attractions and Iranian etiquette and hospitality”. “Tourist guides play an important role in the tourism industry and the Convention is the fruit of their mission. To touch the goals, governmental establishments support the convention”, he added.
“Wholeheartedly, all sections should have a hand in this national event, avoid opposition or hostility and warmly work to get the result”, Rahmani Movahed emphasized.
The 2017 Convention executive secretary, Mohsen HajiSaeed said in the 26th Dec seminar: “70 percent of the specialists assured that Iran selected in a most befitting manner. Fighting against Iranophobia and encourage people to travel Iran are the main purposes of us in this Int’l event”.
He also explained the goings-over through the Convention and added: “Thanks to the attempts of Iran’s tourism Org., Mr. Taleb D. Rifai, UNWTO Secretary General, will attend in the day of opening. All details are checked but still we need to get help from the airlines and linked agencies”.
Pre-tour, convention and post-tour’s planning were also clarified with the presence of Director Generals of Tehran, Zanjan, Hamedan, Yazd, Fars and Isfahan Tourism organizations. The mentioned provinces are involved in the planning which will be held on Jan 25th – Feb 6th.
“High quality facilities, standard services and competitive capacities would be the achievement of the Convention”, stated Ali Baqer Ne’mati, director of the Promotion and Marketing Office at Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.
Registration for the event has started and over 300 foreigner and 111 domestic guides are in the list totally. Almost 250 Iranian Visa Codes are issued till now, 203 are accepted and others are on the process. With no trouble the invitees will get the airport visa.
The event will absolutely lead to show the exact peaceful face of Iran to the world. Collaboration between the organizers controls every details. Full security and safety provide to the Convention guests from the start point to the last step, alongside with best sightseeing tours and conferences awaits them.
Additionally, the 2017 WFTGA Convention’ poster was unveiled during the conference.
In the last part, executive members and the Head, Arash NoorAghaee, negotiated about the rest of the route.