Foreign tourist arrivals fetches Iran $24b in 3.5 years: official

Foreign tourist arrivals fetches Iran $24b in 3.5 years: official

TEHRAN – In the past three and a half years, about 24 billion dollars came to Iran because of foreign tourists, said deputy director of the Croatian Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO), Morteza Rahmani-Movahhed, on Monday.

More than 16 million foreign tourists visited the country during the mentioned period, ISNA quoted him, so to speak.

Each traveler has therefore spent $ 1,500 on average in the country, explained Rahmani-Movahhedd.

At the International Meeting Center in Tehran, the official took part in a ceremony to mark the World Tour Day, one day ahead of its specific date.

He also placed great value on the domestic tourism industry and said the government was trying to expand infrastructure for domestic travel.

Rahmani-Movahhed said that tourism has officially named the JCPOA Joint Action Plan (JCPOA) among the few sectors that reflect the positive effects of the Atomic Energy Convention.

In July 2015, Iran and the 5 + 1 group – the USA, Great Britain, France, China and Russia, as well as Germany – finalized the text of the JCPOA in Vienna.
Meanwhile, the official interpreted the motto of World Tourism Day: “Tourism for all, all for tourism,” hoping that the tourism industry in Iran will continue its progress in the coming years.

In August 2015, Iran extended visa upon arrival for foreign tourists from 15 days to 30 days.

CHTHO Director Masoud Soltanifar said the easing of visa rules opened the door for the return of foreign tourists to Iran.

In 2014, the country hosted more than five million tourists, bringing in some $ 7.5 billion sales. In addition, last year’s official figures the number of incoming tourists to more than 5.2 million, the production of more than 8 billion dollars.

The undated photo provided by shows travelers visiting the ruins of Persepolis adjacent to the southern Iranian city of Shiraz. The UNESCO World Cultural Heritage was once the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (550-330 BC).