Tag: Iran


Iran is back on the tourism map

Iran, a country with spectacular cultural and architectural heritage is trying its best to increase it tourism numbers from the present four million tourists per year. The country is trying to attract tourists by relaxing visa policies. Its prime markets are “China, countries of Western Asia, and the neighboring states,” and areas where major growth […]

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Pilgrims to Iran will now enjoy more facilities

Iran is all prepared to offer more services and facilities to the pilgrims who travel to Iranian religious cities. Morteza Rahmani, Deputy Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) said that they have devised a plan for providing required services to the Iraqi pilgrims during their long tour from Western Iran to […]

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Iran to ease visa norms for tourists

According to state media, Iran has announced plans to ease visa requirements for most foreign visitors within the next several months. However, 10 countries were excluded from the plans including Afghanistan, the U.K., Pakistan and the United States. Source: CNN

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Iran to introduce instant visa at airports

Mohammad-Ali Najafi, Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organisation (CHTHO), said that Iran will issue instant visa for the tourists at the country’s airports. “Visa requirement will be lifted for some countries and will be eased for some other countries,” he added. He further said that this move is done with the aim […]

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Iran tourism sees 26% growth in first seven months

As per recent reports, Iran’s tourism has witnessed a steady growth of 26% in the number of foreign tourist arrivals in the first seven months of 2013 compared to 2012. Manouchehr Jahanian, Deputy Head of  Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) said, “More than 4.5 million foreign tourists have entered Iran in the last […]

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Iran to ease visa rules, looks at international relations

Iran is now planning to improve international relations via its tourism industry, by easing some visa rules for foreign tourists. The plan is to divide countries into three groups: those which does not require a visa, does not require a visa when visiting as a tour group, countries that can avail visa on arrival. The […]

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Iran uses tourism to improve relations with other countries

Iran is set to implement its ‘20 –Year Vision’, which projects investment of $32 billion in the tourism sector and expects to attract at least 2% of the international tourists by 2025. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani emphasised the crucial role which tourism can play in public diplomacy as it creates opportunity to form relations and […]

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Iran, Turkey keen to boost tourism ties

Isfahan’s Governor General Ali Reza Zaker Isfahani in a meeting with Turkish Minister of Food, Agriculture and Animal Breeding Mehmet Mehdi Aker said that strengthening of tourism ties between Iran and Turkey can help develop their bilateral relations. Isfahan is the capital of Isfahan Province in Iran, located about 340 km south of Tehran. “High cultural, historical, tourism and economic […]

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Iranian tourists in Egypt showcase warming ties

More than 50 Iranian tourists arrived by boat to the ancient Egyptian city of Luxor recently as part of a rare visit that showcases how much ties between the two countries have warmed since Islamist President Mohammed Morsi came to power last year. Diplomatic relations were frozen for decades after Egypt signed the 1979 peace treaty with Israel and Iran went through the Islamic Revolution. But […]

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