Tourism

Iran Travel & Tourism News – Tourism is one of the fields that can help Iran get rid of an oil-dependent economy, and boost its non-oil revenues by encouraging foreign tourists to visit its diverse historical and natural attractions. The “Tourism” section in IFP News tries to offer a true image of the country’s beauties and tourism industry, and the opportunities for foreign investment in the field.

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Qeshm Geopark to Become Tourist Destination

The Director of Qeshm Island Geopark announced that the park will be added to the list of global Geoparks when it is registered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
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Fars Province Sold $40m Handicrafts Last Year

Yadollah Rahmani, an official from the Fars governorate general for the coordination of economic affairs and resource development, said that according to official Custom House statistics, the province has exported $40m of handicrafts and hand woven carpets in the past year 1394 (March 2015-16).
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Qeshm Island’s Allure Marred by Shortcomings

Qeshm Island is blessed with unique geological phenomenons, historical sites and local costumes- however the shortcomings decelerate its development.
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Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan

Naqsh-e Jahan Square, officially known as Imam Square, is a square situated in Iran’s central city of Isfahan. Constructed between 1598 and 1629, it is now an important historical attraction in Iran, and one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
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Historical Monuments in Miniature

A miniature representation of many of Iran’s historical monuments opened on Sunday in Mashhad in the north-east of the country.
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A Swiss Child Wearing Black Chador

The Swiss tourist parents chose Chador as the traditional costume for their 2.5 years old daughter because as they say they want their daughter to wear what most of Iranian women and girls traditionally wear.
Holidays

Renewed Call for Weekend to Be Redesigned, Easing Travel Chaos

A member of the Tourism Commission at the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture has once again called for a revision of public holidays and for changes to be made to the Iranian weekend. Stressing the importance of the matter, Mohammad Reza Kha’ef has called on the commission to take up the case, once again, with the Majlis (Parliament).
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InterCity Group to build hotels in Iran

The head of the Cultural Heritage Organization discussed the prospects of building hotels in Iran with InterCity Hotels Group, a German chain hotel giant.

Tehran Chamber of Commerce Helping Promote ‘Halal Tourism’

Iran’s declared goal is to use its potential for halal tourism to turn its nascent travel industry into a force that can help push the country out of the economic doldrums. It is here that the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture wants to be of some use.

Our Blindness towards Iran

In a travel piece written for Paris news magazine L’Obs, Jean-Claude Guillebaud shares his reflections on his recent visits to Iran, where he was...