Thursday, May 23, 2024

Tourist visits to Iran increased four times in 2022: Tourism body

Figures released by the World Tourism Organization show a 315-percent rise in the number of tourist visits to Iran last year.

According to the data, over 4.1 million tourists traveled to Iran last year, recording a four-fold rise in the number of such visits compared to the previous year.

The rise in the arrival of foreign tourists to Iran last year was 3 times the global average, the data showed.

Nevertheless, Iran’s share in attracting foreign tourists is still small, and only 0.4% of all foreign tourist trips in 2022 were made to Iran.

Tourism in Iran is diverse, providing a range of activities from visiting historical ties, forests and natural attractions to hiking and skiing in mountains and beach holidays by the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea.

According to the UN, Iran is among the top ten countries in the world having natural tourist attractions.

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