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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140,000 New Jobs in Tourism by March 2018: CHTHO Chief

Iran will create some 140,000 job opportunities in the field of tourism by the end of the next Iranian calendar year (March 2018), the head of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft Organization (CHTHO), Masoud Soltanifar, announced.
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Sweden’s Ultra-Runner Makes Movie about Her Running in Iran

Kristina Paltén, a Swedish runner, says three things inspired her to pick Iran for running: its beautiful nature, the long distance, and her ambition to change the image of Iran and other Islamic countries.
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Qeshm Locals Offer Homestays to Ecotourists

As one of the most important islands on the Persian Gulf, Qeshm is a place where you can enjoy several natural and historical attractions as well as traditional customs.
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Persian Gulf Marine Tourism: Neglected Opportunities

Out of the loop for far too long, Iran has ceded its potential place in marine tourism to smaller Persian Gulf states who have seized the opportunity and made significant strides to gain a foothold in this niche sector.
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Customs Incentive to Support Hotel Industry

The Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration has agreed to reduce tariffs for the import of hotel equipment to support the country’s hotel and tourism industry.
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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.