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Iran highlights the arrival of 6.5 million foreign tourists this year

Iran highlights the arrival of 6.5 million foreign tourists this year

Iran aims to attract some 6.5 million foreign travelers by the end of the current calendar year 1396 (March 20, 2018), but the country’s tourism infrastructure and public services need to be improved, Responsible for tourism. In 1395, some 5.5 million travelers visited Iran, recovering about $ 8 billion for the country, said IRNA.


“With proper planning and development of the infrastructure, it is possible to achieve our goals,” said Morteza Rahmani Movahhed, MP for Tourism of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft Organization.

“However, it takes time to clean up the county’s international image, which has been tarnished by some Western outlets for years,” the official said.

Following a historic nuclear deal, Tehran and the world powers won in 2015, Iran is repeatedly named as a hot travel destination by a circle of international media in terms of rich history, picturesque landscapes, Traditions, cooking and welcoming people.

Iran’s brilliant goal is to attract 20 million foreign travelers each year by 2025. However, with only eight years to go, according to some experts, the target seems to be somewhat unfeasible.

At present, European travelers, including France, Italy and Germany, who represent the majority of Western tourists, can now obtain visas upon arrival in Tehran and Mingle with tourists from China, Japan and other countries.

The government also announced plans to create sufficient accommodation and transportation for the growing number of tourists. There is a plan to increase the number of upscale hotels from 130 to over 1,000 in 10 years.

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.

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 Irantravelingcenter.com 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).