Iran attracts more Western tourists


Iran attracts more Western tourists

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At least 1,148 million tourists visited Iran during the first three months of the current financial year (20 March-21 June), Abdolreza Mohajerinejad, an official of the Cultural Heritage, Crafts and Tourism Organization Of Iran.

The figure shows a decrease of 9.6 per cent compared to the same period of the previous year, said Mohajerinejad, director of the Cultural Heritage, Crafts and Organization Tourism Development and Planning Bureau Of tourism, the ISNA news agency reported on 23 August.

Autumn is mainly related to the decline in the number of tourists from the northern states and the Persian Gulf, he said.

Nevertheless, the number of tourists from the EU and the US who visit #Iran is increasing added Mohajerinejad.

Without disclosing the exact number of Western tourists who visited Iran during the period, Mohajerin stated that during the 15-month period from March 2016 to June 2017, their number increased by 56.6% the previous year.

More than 4,911 million tourists visited Iran during the last fiscal year (ended March 20, 2017), indicating a decline of 2.5 percent year-on-year, he said.

According to Mohajerinejad, the number of tourists from the northern states and Iraq decreased by 9.9 percent in one year.

Meanwhile, Iranian officials earlier announced that the number of tourist flows over the past year had increased by 33% to reach six million visitors.

Iran’s annual tourism income, over the past year, increased by 11 percent to 8.3 billion.


Isfahan Attracts Record-Breaking Number of Foreign Tourists

Isfahan Attracts Record-Breaking Number of Foreign Tourists

An Iranian tourism official says an uncommon number of outside visitors have gone to the verifiable and characteristic vacation destinations of Isfahan from March to May.

Allah-Yari included this number of outside travelers going by an Iranian territory in just 60 days has been uncommon, in the previous four years, as well as amid the contemporary history of Iran, especially after the triumph of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

He put the quantity of the outside guests to Isfahan Province amid the first and second thirty days of the 60-day time frame at 85,000 and 123,810, separately.

The authority included a similar timeframe, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, Austria, China and Japan positioned first to 10 individually, as far as having the biggest number of voyagers to Isfahan.

“The quantity of voyagers to Isfahan Province did not drop notwithstanding amid the days when Iran’s presidential and neighborhood races was the nation’s most sweltering theme and competitors had achieved the pinnacle of their appointive crusades, holding effort gatherings and conveying stump discourses.”

He said a hefty portion of the remote guests were stunned by Iranians’ huge turnout in the decisions, including they said this was the first occasion when they were seeing this level of majority rule government being polished in a Middle Eastern nation.

Allah-Yari noticed that Isfahan Province is home to more than 22,000 chronicled structures, destinations and antiquities, of which 1,850 have been enrolled broadly and four including Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Chehel Sotoun Palace, Fin Garden and Jameh Mosque have been enlisted universally in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

As indicated by the figures by Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, the quantity of remote guests to Isfahan Province has grown five-crease since 2013, when the officeholder Iranian government took office.