Turkey to Build 10 Hotels in Iran

A Turkish tourism ministry official said Tehran and Ankara have signed an agreement whereby Turkish investors will be allowed to build at least 10 hotels in Iran following a lasting nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and six world powers.

Under the terms of the agreement signed between the two nations during a recent Turkish delegation’s visit to Tehran, the hotels would be built in Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz and Mashhad, the official said on condition of anonymity.

We will transfer our know-how on training, planning, marketing and advertising to raise tourism standards in Iran,” he told Reuters on Friday.

He added that the agreement also includes incentives for investment and allows more charter flights between the neighboring countries.

Tourism industry officials expect more than 2 million Iranians to visit Turkey this year, up from 1.7 million last year. In the first four months of 2016, there has been a 7 percent increase on last year.

(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)

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