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UNWTO Recognizes Tehran’s Abbasabad as Int’l Tourism Hub

The Abbasabad Tourism Complex in northern Tehran has been registered by the World Tourism Organisation as a major tourism hub.

Iran Says Its Tourism Industry Booming Despite US Bans

Iran’s top tourism official says the country will soon be hosting some 20 million tourists despite the US’ “maximum pressure” policy which tries to discourage foreigners from visiting Iran.

Medical Tourism in Iran Hits New Record in Four Months

Iran attracted some 600,000 medical tourists during the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 21–July 22), equaling the total number of visitors who travelled to Iran for healthcare services during the whole past year, a senior official says.

Iran President Introduces Two New Ministerial Picks to Parliament

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has introduced two new picks to the parliament for the ministries of education and cultural heritage, putting them to the vote of lawmakers.

All You Need to Know about Car Rental Insurance in Iran

Car rental in Iran is one of those services that make transportation between the country’s cities much easier and also safer. It can be a great help especially for those who want to travel in Iran and start their journey from Tehran, the capital city.

Iran Drawing More Tourists Despite US Sanctions

The number of foreign tourists visiting the country over a span of four months in the current year has risen by 50 percent compared to the corresponding period last year, Iranian officials say.

Iraq’s Interior Minister in Iran for Arba’een Coordination

Iraqi Interior Minister has arrived in Tehran to discuss issues related to Arba'een, one of the world's largest religious gatherings annually held at the fortieth day after the martyrdom of third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali (AS).

Tehran-Ankara Train on Track again after 4 Years

After a four-year suspension, Iran launched the first Tehran-Ankara train, which made its inaugural trip to Turkey on Wednesday night. Carrying 200 passengers, the 5-car train departed Tehran at 10 PM local time.

Iran to Launch Ministry of Tourism, Cultural Heritage

A spokesman for Iranian Parliament's Cultural Commission says the Guardian Council has approved the plan to set up the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Heritage.

Italian Coach’s Wife Charmed by Tehran’s Beauties

Andrea Stramaccioni, a well-known Italian football coach currently managing Iran’s Esteghlal FC, seems to be satisfied with bringing his family to Tehran.

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