Archive | Tourism

Over 150,000 Iranians Expected to Visit Russia in 2017

Ali Mohammadi, the Iranian consul general in Russia’s Astrakhan region, said over 150,000 Iranian tourists are expected to visit Russia during the current year. Visa-free travel for tour groups, established by Iran and Russia, will lead to the growth of tourist inflow, Mohammadi told the TASS news agency “Last year, more than 120,000 Iranian tourists […]

easyHotel to deliver 500+ new Hotel Rooms in Iran

By John Lee. UK-based easyHotel, the owner, developer and operator of “super budget” branded hotels, has announced that it has signed a Master Development Agreement with 3SV Limited to develop the easyHotel brand across multiple sites in Iran. The Iranian Tourism industry has seen significant growth in recent years with the Government outlining ambitious plans […]

City of Yazd added to UNESCO World Heritage List

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has inscribed Iran’s City of Yazd on the World Heritage List. The City of Yazd is located in the middle of the Iranian plateau, 270 kilomtres southeast of Isfahan, close to the Spice and Silk Roads. It bears living testimony to the use of limited resources for survival in the […]

Record High Temperatures in Iran

Temperatures in the southwestern city of Ahvaz hit 53.7°C (128.7 degrees Fahrenheit) on Thursday, with another source citing 129.2 degrees F. If confirmed, this would arguably tie for the hottest temperature ever measured on Earth in modern times, according to a report from The Independent. The Iranian cabinet decided on Wednesday to authorise banks, state […]

Strengthening Efforts to Combat Desertification

Iran and UNDP Strengthen Efforts to Combat Desertification Today, around the world, over 250 million people are directly affected by desertification. About 1 billion people – in over 110 countries – are currently at risk of its consequences. Here in Iran, the level of desertification is “high”.  Over 20 per cent of the country’s land […]

New Generation of Iranian Hostels attract Younger Tourists

By Maysam Bizaer for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Tourism has been among the main sectors of the Iranian economy that immediately witnessed steady growth after the lifting of international sanctions last year as part of the 2015 nuclear deal. With the rise in […]

Zagros Airlines to buy 28 new Airbus A330s

Zagros Airlines, one of the leading domestic airlines in Iran, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for the acquisition of 28 new aircraft, covering 20 A320neo and 8 A330neo aircraft. The commitment was signed at the 52nd Le Bourget Paris airshow by Seyed Abdolreza Mousavi, Zagros Airlines CEO and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus COO […]

Iran to Enhance Tourism Ties with East Asians

Iran is going to hold talks with Japan, South Korea and China to facilitate tourism, a vice president said. The country is contemplating easing visa restrictions for tourist trips to Japan, South Korea, and China, Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Zahra Ahmadipour told Tasnim. Delegations from the three countries are scheduled […]

Rotana to Open 1st Hotel in Iran ‘Soon’

The head of Rotana hotels group, based in Abu Dhabi, said it plans to open its first hotel in Iran in less than a year. “We have signed hotels in Tehran, Mashhad and Isfahan. We expect to open our first hotel in Mashhad, a shrine city, by the first quarter of next year,” Rotana’s President […]

Japanese Grant gives hope for Recovery in Lake Urmia

New Japanese grant gives hope for sustained recovery in Lake Urmia Water – albeit thinly spread – is now covering a significant amount of the lake’s formerly dried-out surface. Much more than it was two years – or even one year – ago.  And while the lake’s biosphere is still in critical condition, there have […]