Iran to host 306 tour guides in 2017 biggest tourism event
Iran will host 306 tour leaders from 45 countries at the 17th ‘WFTGA Convention: Iran’ which is scheduled for February.
According to Arash Nouraqaei, who heads the Iranian Guild of Tour Leaders, the event will be the biggest of its kind in 2017.
He added that the meeting offers the best opportunity for Iran to introduce its tourism potential at the highest level in the world, because the tourists who attend the event, in fact, tourism ambassador, the embassy of Iran to the world To be conveyed.
In the last 34 years, in which the event showed 16 editions, no high-ranking official visited, while Iran will for the first time host high-ranking officials including Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization Taleb Rifai, the official added.
Earlier, member of the Iranian Association of Tour Guides’ Associations Oveis Kiyani said that international travel leaders from all over the world would travel to Iran to participate in the “17th WFTGA Convention: Iran”.
He encouraged officials from all relevant fields such as construction and administrative co-operation in preparing for the event.
He said that the guests would have the opportunity to get acquainted with the tourist capacities of Iran and then return groups of tourists to Iran to return to their own countries.
WFTGA is a not-for-profit organization that is committed to promoting high standards of education and ethics in the profession.
The event takes place in the northwest city of Zanjan in February 2017 for two weeks, Nouraqaei said.
The WFTGA aims to build contacts with tour guides all over the world, strengthen their professional ties and promote and protect the interests of professional tour guides; To represent professional tourist guides internationally and to improve the quality and reputation of the profession of tourist guides worldwide.
The WFTGA events take place every two years.