Tag Archives | Cultural Heritage Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO)

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 […]

President Urges Job Creation by Developing Tourism Industry

President Hassan Rouhani called on the new head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) to push for creating more jobs by taking the ample opportunities in rural communities and the tourism and handicraft industries. Addressing a Sunday session of the cabinet, President Rouhani said appointment of Zahra Ahmadipour as the new head […]

New Five Star Hotel opens in Tabriz

Turkey’s Kaya Hotels & Resorts has opened its tenth hotel in the region, with the inauguration of its Kaya Laleh Park Hotel in Tabriz, in Iran’s northwestern East-Azerbaijan province. The opening ceremony was attended by Iran’s Head of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO), Masoud Soltanifar, on Tuesday. (Source: Real Iran, Kaya Hotels)

Steigenberger Group to Build 10 Hotels in Iran

By John Lee. Germany’s Steigenberger Hotel Group is set to build 10 hotels across Iran over the next ten years. The CEO of Steigenberger Hotels, Puneet Chhatwal (pictured), signed the agreement with the deputy director of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO), Saeid Shirkavand, during a meeting at Tehran’s Espinas Palace Hotel, according […]

Iran Eyes Attracting 2.5m Chinese Tourists Annually

Iran has devised plans for a sixteen-fold rise in the number of tourists coming from China, the Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) Masoud Soltanifar said. Speaking in a televised program, Soltanifar, also a vice-president, said the country seeks to increase the current number of 150,000 Chinese tourists visiting Iran per […]