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At least six million foreign tourists have visited Iran in the first nine months of the current Persian year, said Ali-Asghar Mounesan, the head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO), predicting that the figure would increase to 7 million by the year-end.
The Iranian capital Tehran is hosting the 12th edition of the International Exhibition of Tourism and Related Industries with hundreds of domestic and foreign companies taking part.
The tourism officials of the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad have adopted a new initiative to attract more foreign tourists.
A French artist, who has traveled to Iran along his wife to hold a photo exhibition says they were fascinated by Iranian culture and hospitality.
The number of tourists traveling to Iran in the first 10 months of the current Iranian year (started March 21) has been increased by 56% year on year, a Cultural Heritage, Handcraft and Tourism Organisation official announced, as a plunge in the national currency’s value has made visiting Iran extremely cheap.
Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organisation is working to establish tourism police in the central city of Yazd with good command of English to protect tourists in the historic neighbourhoods of the city.
A tourism official invited people from across the world to choose Iran as the destination for their Christmas vacation, in a bid to lure tourists who worth a lot to the country’s economy amid the tightening of US sanctions.