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Pak-Iran Joint Working Group on Tourism

By John Lee. Pakistan and Iran have reportedly agreed to set up a working group to promote tourism in their respective countries. An Iranian delegation visiting the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) on Tuesday said that Iran is ready to extend its full cooperation to the PTDC in the promotion of tourism. The working group will […]

Iran, Iraq Begin Arrangements for Arbaeen Pilgrimage

The Iraqi embassy and consulates in Iran on Monday started to issue visa for the Iranian applicants intending to visit the Arab country for Arbaeen pilgrimage. The formal visa-issuance process kicked off during a ceremony at the Iraqi embassy in Tehran, attended by Ambassador Rajih Sabir Aboudi al-Mousavi. In addition to the Iraqi embassy, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How ‘Half the World’ is attracting Tourists to Iran

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. Since the election of President Hassan Rouhani in 2013, Iran’s tourism industry has witnessed its biggest growth since the Islamic Revolution in 1979. The growth saw an even more significant boost following the implementation of […]

Iranian Youth join wave of Ecotourism

By Saeid Jafari, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Off-road driving as well as tours of the desert, mountains and forests have become popular pastimes for youths in Iran. The phenomenon particularly applies to those from more affluent backgrounds, who often embark on […]

Iran among 2017 Top Travel Destinations

Iran has been named as a top travel destination for 2017 as the country’s tourism market is undergoing rapid change following last year’s landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. In a recent report, Britain’s Business Insider named Iran among 50 places to travel to in 2017, commending the country’s security as a key […]

Video: Iran Resort hopes Relaxed Rules will attract Tourists

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iranian investors are pouring money into Kish island in the Gulf, hoping its white sand beaches, coral reefs and more relaxed Islamic rules, could make it a major tourism destination. A natural sound version […]

Iran Sets Tourism Target of $30bn

Iran has drawn up a long-term plan to boost revenue from the tourism industry to $30 billion, Head of the country’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) Masoud Soltanifar announced. According to a road map, Iran will be hosting an annual number of 20 million tourists in 2025, generating a $30 billion income, Soltanifar […]

New Tax Incentives for Iranian Tourism Industry

The General Director of the Iranian National Tax Administration (INTA) has said that new tax incentives will be given to the tourism industry in the next Iranian calendar year (1395). Seyyed Kamel Taghavinejad (pictured) said that tourism revenues for hotels and new tourist residential centers belonging to non-governmental legal entities will be tax free for  […]

Iran Predicted to Become Travel Hotspot

Iran has been identified as the world’s next travel hotspot, according to the new WTM Global Trends Report 2015. The country’s main tourist attractions include its ancient Persian history and 19 UNESCO World Heritage Sites — the most of any Middle Eastern country. As recently as September, the country saw the addition of two ancient […]

Iran Preparing for ‘Tsunami’ of Tourists

Iran’s vice president Masoud Soltanifar has told The Associated Press that his country is preparing for a “tsunami” of foreign tourists as Iran begins implementing the deal that will lift sanctions in return for curbs on Iran’s nuclear program. Soltanifar, who is also Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization chief, said President Hassan Rouhani’s […]

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