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Iran Tourism Overview

Given the country’s abundant natural beauty and coastal destinations, approximately 24% of domestic tourists traveled for sightseeing or entertainment purposes in 2011. However, medical tourism and pilgrimage make up an additional 23% of travel throughout the …

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Iran-Iraq Peace Through Tourism

(Just Now) Tourism and travel are a tool for public diplomacy and international development and powerful response to global challenges and terrorism. This industry not only benefits from peace but is itself a vital force for the spread of peace among nations. Tourism is …

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Iran using Fam trip to promote tourism, influencers travel

(4 days ago) Iran using Fam trip to promote tourism, influencers travel to Iran. Nowadays, various countries are relying on influencers as an effective strategy in order to market their tourism capacities. Countries can display their tourism capacities with the help of influencers and this has been welcomed as a new method for marketing in different areas.

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World Travel and Tourism Council see improvements in Iran

(Just Now) A 2017 report by World Travel and Tourism Council also indicated promising improvements in the country’s tourism industry. As reported by the official website of WTTC, the direct contribution of travel and tourism industry to Iran’s gross domestic production was 367 trillion rials ($9.6 billion) in 2016, constituting 2.9% of the total GDP.

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How Donald Trump travel ban has hit Iran tourism

(7 days ago) The Marchesis have made their own travel arrangements, working out that it costs less to pay for the visa on arrival at Tehran and have been travelling between the destinations by bus. “We just go along to the bus station and book our seats. We hire local guides for places when necessary, we have had no pressure to take official ones, and it

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Iran, under U.S. sanctions, a perfect travel destination

(5 days ago) Iran, under U.S. sanctions, a perfect travel destination for tourists Seven million 800,000 foreigners traveled to Iran during the last Iranian year 1397 (to March 20, 2019), showing a 50% growth in comparison to a year before that, according to the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO).

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Tehran one of the fastest growing city in travel and

(3 days ago) T ehran ranked as the second fastest growing city in travel and tourism employment during 2007-17 after Abu Dhabi, from among 72 cities reviewed by the World Travel and Tourism Council in its latest “City Travel and Tourism Impact” report published in October.. Based on the report, the Iranian capital’s average direct travel and tourism employment growth over the 10-year period stood at

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Iran travel agencies must have licensed tour guide when

(9 days ago) O ffering tours without a guide is illegal and travel agencies face legal action if any complaints are filed against them, asserted a senior tourism official. “Although the presence of a licensed tour guide is repeatedly emphasized as a must, especially in the case of tours for foreign tourists, travel agencies sometimes ignore the directives,” said Vali Teymouri, the head of the Office

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Where To Go After COVID-19

(4 days ago) Travel agency cares about the safety of tourists, staff, and suppliers. It pays attention to evaluating regulations and limitations imposed by Iran and world organizations. Travel Specialists in Iran’s tourism industry prepare private and exclusive tours for the individual traveler, couples, or small family groups.

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Is Iran Safe to Travel to as a Solo Female Traveler

(Just Now) My experience travel solo around Iran. I traveled to Iran solo and later teamed up with another girl whom I met at the hostel. I traveled around the country, in the same way, I would anywhere else in the world. Wandering around in the evening, taking the metro, using local taxis and buses, going to markets etc.

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Traveling to Iran as Americans: All You Need to Know

(Just Now) Obtaining an Iranian visa is roughly a two-step process: 1) a travel authorization number from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign affairs, and 2) the actual tourist visa issued by an Iranian consulate. The tour company you work with will help you with the paperwork you need for your visa. All you need to do is fill out an application form, inform

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5 Off-Beat Things all travelers to Iran should experience

(6 days ago) I found it be one of the safest countries to travel in the Middle East. I absolutely fell in love with its people. And who in their right mind doesn’t love the rich Persian architecture and history. I spent a month traveling across this spectacular nation and am itching to return. If you are one of those who have been planning a holiday to

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Interview with British woman who traveled 5000 km alone on

(4 days ago) Lois Pryce is a British travel writer, author and co-founder of the Adventure Travel Film Festival. After leaving school to pursue a career in the music industry, Lois ended up as a product manager at the BBC. But by 2003 she had grown weary of the daily grind in jargon-infested London media-land, so she quit her job to ride 34000 km from

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The Zagros Mountains Bakhtiari world, travelling with

(8 days ago) Kerri-Ann Smith: Our three days travelling with Nomad. Tours in the Zagros Mountains was a highlight of our recent trip to Iran. We experienced firsthand the world of the Bakhtiari nomads and the stunning natural wonders of the high ranges.

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The Ski Resorts of Iran

(2 days ago) Travel to Iran has long been possible for the adventurous. After all, the country is home to 19 historic and culturally significant sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list, and is such an art-lovers dream that even the Metropolitan Museum of Art has offered guided tours.

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10 tips for women travellers to Iran, many women

(3 days ago) As a travel security consultant, specialising in women travellers, here are my top 10 tips to ensure visitors have a safe and fascinating trip to Iran. CRIME. Crime rates are low in Iran and many women travel to the country alone without facing any issues.

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American travel to Iran was up, but Trump Actions Endanger

(8 days ago) Wilderness Travel canceled April and May trips to Iran “with great regret,” said spokeswoman Barbara Banks. “The increase of interest in travel to Iran had been a wonderful development; cultural exchange and understanding is the foundation for a peaceful world.”

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Italian Vespa Grand Tour, Quarantine Season in Iran

(8 days ago) Italian Vespa Grand Tour, Quarantine Season in Iran. At the beginning of 2020 tourism industry has been heavy hit by Coronavirus lockdowns. COVID-19 has impacted travel and tourism like no other event before in history. All airlines have cancelled flights and countries have closed borders and hundreds, maybe even thousands, of tourists are

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Isfahan Witness 400% Rise in Foreign Tourist Arrivals

(8 days ago) Isfahan —In the Government of Prudence and Hope, we were witness of 400% increase in foreign tourism “During the past three years and since the current government took pace, foreign tourists visiting Isfahan province has grown 400 percent, said the deputy head of Isfahan Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department.

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UN Tourism Boss Blasts Trump Travel Ban, Praises Iran For

(4 days ago) Rifai added that the travel order would also affect the image of the United States, making it less likely foreign tourists would want to visit. “The image of a country which imposes travel bans in such a hostile way will surely be affected among visitors from all over the world and risk dumping travel demand to …

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More younger tourist travelling to Iran, staying in lower

(8 days ago) Indeed, Iran, which has been designated as the world’s cheapest travel destination by the World Economic Forum in three consecutive biannual reports, has become a new destination for backpackers who prefer to travel at lower cost and avoid luxury hotels and services.

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Tourist go to Iran and realize it is not the country they

(3 days ago) Even just three years ago, it was difficult and risky to travel to. Now, it is an emerging tourist destination luring travellers from across the globe. Tourism to the Middle Eastern country has increased almost tenfold in the past two decades, with Iran welcoming more than 5.2 million foreign visitors to its shores in 2015, according to figures

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Guide to Travelling in Shiraz, a relaxed city with

(5 days ago) People travel from all over Iran to spend the 13 days of New Year with friends and family, so it’s a wonderful chance to meet people from all over the country. However, as a result it’s extremely busy and tourist attractions were mobbed. To save on hotel costs, families pitch tents all over the city on sidewalks and outside main attractions

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Iran to start issuing e-visa to Kurdistan tourists to

(Just Now) Many tourists from the Kurdistan Region travel to Iran yearly for tourism, especially to the Kurdish provinces, Tehran, and resort areas north of the country on the Caspian Sea. In turn, many from Iran, among them the Kurds (Rojhilatis), flock to the Kurdistan Region to visit its various resorts across three provinces, especially, during the

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International Tourist Guide Day, The Day of Creation of

(7 days ago) February 21 day of celebrating of memories Hassan Ansari. Travel and tourism come with memories and leave us memories. What remains at the end of each travel is memories which is greater than experience, and the more these memories influence the soul of the tourist the more travelers desire to experience these memories again.

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For the first time US threaten Iran tourism industry

(5 days ago) US travel Stat advice Americans not travel to Iran due to the risk of arbitrary arrest and detention, while New York Times and USA today say there is no risk for Americans to travel to Iran and a favorite destination for 2019.

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Chinese Tourists no longer need visa for Iran

(2 days ago) A low travel security risk means violent crime rates are low; racial, sectarian or political violence or civil unrest is uncommon; security and emergency services are effective; infrastructure is sound; and industrial action and transport disruption are infrequent. The map lists five categories of risk: insignificant, low, medium, high and extreme.

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The world longest established travel company puts Iran in

(8 days ago) The operator, which launched its Middle East 2017 program last week, said its forward sales to the country were “massively up” and that the destination offered “fantastic deals” for travel

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Tourism as a Driver of Peace, security and understanding

(7 days ago) Travel & Tourism has often been recognised for its ability to drive peace, security and understanding. World leaders, from John F Kennedy to Bill Clinton to Tony Blair, have highlighted the importance of the sector. Now, for the first time, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has partnered with the Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP

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Iran is fast becoming a hot destination for adventurous

(5 days ago) People at a neighbouring table see us looking blankly at the menu, written in Farsi, and offer to help me and my travel companions navigate it in their impeccable English (well, better than our Farsi, anyway).

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Tourism Promote Peace, Prevent Conflict, Tourism is The

(4 days ago) Tourism has been hailed as “the global peace industry,” and, it is frequently implied, there is a natural link between tourism and peace. In 1929, for instance, the British Travel and Holidays Association declared “Travel for Peace” as the theme of its inaugural meeting.

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British backpacker: Iran is the easiest country in the

(4 days ago) He told MailOnline Travel: ‘Iran is the easiest country in the world to hitchhike in. ‘Iranians have no idea what it actually is but they are so hospitable that as soon as they see a foreigner standing by the side of the road with piece of cardboard, they stop. ‘So it only ever takes a minute to get a lift.’

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The One Country That Completely Shocked author, and

(9 days ago) Travel enthusiast (and chef, author, and television personality) Anthony Bourdain has seen a lot in his adventures across the globe. But that doesn’t mean he can’t still be surprised. When Travel + Leisure asked Bourdain what off-the-grid destination surprised him the most during his travels, he was quick to respond with Iran.

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Iran Tourism Grows 1.9% to Account for 6.5% of GDP

(7 days ago) Iran’s travel and tourism sector grew at 1.9% to contribute 1,158 trillion rials ($8.83 billion) or 6.5% of overall GDP and 1,334 jobs (5.4% of total employment) to the economy in 2018. This is according to the World Travel and Tourism Council’s annual research into the economic impact and social importance of …

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Iran The World’s third Fastest Growing Tourist

(2 days ago) Thanks to a simpler visa process and a major slide in the value of the Iranian rial, travel to Iran has grown easier and more affordable for international visitors. The Middle Eastern nation welcomed 7,295,000 tourists in 2018—an increase of nearly 50 percent from the prior year.

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International tourism and cultural diplomacy: global

(3 days ago) Iran Travel Information, Tourism Industry News & Reports . News; Reports; Blogs; Culture; Transport; Events; Media Partners; International tourism and cultural diplomacy: global mutual understanding and peace through tourism Abstract. Dr. Fabio Carbone . Peace is commonly considered as ‘absence of war’. Nevertheless, peace – the so called

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Off the beaten track places in Iran! Places to visit in

(Just Now) Trains are by far the most pleasant form of travel (short of first class hops on swanky airlines) and the Dorud – Andimeshk train ride was by far one of the most scenic train rides I’ve ever taken. Over the course of six or seven hours the train slowly winds through the mountains of Lorestan, passing through an impressive number of tiny

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Travelling alone in Iran as a woman is simple, safe and

(9 days ago) Everywhere I travel, people’s curiosity gets the better of them – I’m bombarded with a series of questions, mostly about my impressions of Iran. The star attraction of the area is the crumbling desert city of Persepolis, 70 kilometres away. While it has now mostly been engulfed by sand and buffeted by the harsh desert wind, the ceremonial

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Backpacking in Iran, All you need to know

(6 days ago) 10. Travel costs in Iran: Iran is a medium-priced travel destination, depending of course on your own way to travel. In my opinion one can do backpacking Iran at 25 euros a day. The most expensive part is the hotels depending on your choice. Double room in a traditional …

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New York Times put Iran on Places to Go list for 2019

(2 days ago) The 2019 Travel Risk Map, which shows the risk level around the world, puts Iran among countries with “insignificant risk”, a category where the UK, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, and Finland are …

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Iran tourism boom continues according to studies, becoming

(7 days ago) The main source regions for air travel to Iran are North America, Europe and the Middle East. Together, they made up 83.7% of international arrivals during 2016. Germany, with a 14.3% market share, was up 8.3%, followed by the USA (10.7% share) up 9.3%.

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Iran emerging as tourism hotspot, Magnificent mosques

(3 days ago) The UK, meanwhile, has relaxed its travel advisories, lifted sanctions and reopened its Iranian embassy in London. As a result, the number of Britons travelling to Iran is rising. Local travel platform Evaneos agent Fatemeh says Iran is a safe place, despite its turbulent region.

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Iran Annual Tourism Revenues almost $12 Billion, 2018 Was

(3 days ago) The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) recently said tourism contributed a total of $30.7 billion to Iran’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017. The WTTC added that Iran’s global ranking in terms of contribution of tourism revenues to the economy stood at 35 out of 185 countries.

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The beauty of Iran tea production and tea culture

(8 days ago) The beauty of Iran tea production and tea culture. Tea first reached Iran by caravans traveling the Silk Road 450 years before the modern Christian era. Residents were largely coffee drinkers until the seventeenth century but now consume four times the world average for tea. The beverage is served hot at almost all social occasions and family

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