April 2018

Iran Front Page

Iranian Nomads’ Lifestyle Amazing: Italian Photographer

Iranian Nomads’ Lifestyle Amazing: Italian Photographer

Iranian Nomads’ Lifestyle Amazing: Italian Photographer

An Italian photographer, whose photos of nomadic lifestyle in Iran were recently put on a comparative display along with those taken from Italian nomads, has talked about how different and fascinating Iranian nomads are.

Source: ifpnews.com/exclusive/iranian-nomads-lifestyle-amazing-italian-photographer/

More on Mauro Vitale’s exhibition in Iran

Iran Front Page

Mashhad to Host Louvre Exhibit after End of Tehran Show

Mashhad to Host Louvre Exhibit after End of Tehran Show

Mashhad to Host Louvre Exhibit after End of Tehran Show

An exhibition of artworks on loan from the Louvre will be held in the city of Mashhad, northeastern Iran, after the end of the show in the capital Tehran, said a senior Iranian official.

Source: ifpnews.com/exclusive/mashhad-to-host-louvre-exhibit-after-end-of-tehran-show/

Tehran Times

Mashhad-Khaf tourism train in the pipeline

Mashhad-Khaf tourism train in the pipeline

Mashhad-Khaf tourism train in the pipeline

TEHRAN – The Islamic Republic of Iran Railways plans to operate a tourism train, which will connect the cities of Mashhad and Khaf, northeastern Khorasan Razavi Province.

Source: www.tehrantimes.com/news/422682/Mashhad-Khaf-tourism-train-in-the-pipeline

IFP

Iran’s Beauty in Photos: Historic Port of Kong

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Historic Port of Kong

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Historic Port of Kong

Kong is a beautiful port city in the central district of Bandar Lengeh County in Hormozgan Province, southern Iran.

Source: ifpnews.com/exclusive/irans-beauties-in-photos-historic-port-of-kong/

Tehran Times

First Brazilian chartered flight of travelers lands in Iran

First Brazilian chartered flight of travelers lands in Iran

First Brazilian chartered flight of travelers lands in Iran

With 62 tourists and 14 crew members on board, the flight touched down in the historical city of Shiraz on Friday for a four-day tour, said Mohammad Moheb-Khodai, the deputy director of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.

“The travelers have previously been in Japan, China and India…heading for Italy and Morocco as their next legs of journey,” the official said.

Source: www.tehrantimes.com/news/422622/First-Brazilian-chartered-flight-of-travelers-lands-in-Iran

Tehran Times

At 5.2 million tourists a year, Iran’s 20 million target “somewhat unachievable”

Annual foreign tourist arrivals at 5.2 million: official

TEHRAN – Some 5.2 million foreign travelers visited Iran in the previous Iranian calendar year 1396, which ended on March 20, a tourism official announced on Friday.

Source: www.tehrantimes.com/news/422621/Annual-foreign-tourist-arrivals-at-5-2-million-official

March 2018

GOOD Magazine

Iran’s Surfers Are Catching Waves And Creating Community Along The Way

Iran’s Surfers Are Catching Waves And Creating Community Along The Way

Iran’s Surfers Are Catching Waves And Creating Community Along The Way

Despite international sanctions and visa restrictions, a Tehrani man is striving to start a local surf industry.

Source: www.good.is/features/surfing-in-ramin-iran

Travel+Leisure

These Female-only Tours in the Middle East Let You Bond With the Women Who Live There

These Female-only Tours in the Middle East Let You Bond With the Women Who Live There

These Female-only Tours in the Middle East Let You Bond With the Women Who Live There

These tours are designed to foster female empowerment and independence, while allowing travelers to experience the cultural traditions of women in the region.

Source: www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/women-only-tours-to-middle-east-morocco-jordan-iran

THE ART NEWSPAPER

Against the odds, Louvre exhibition opens in Tehran in historic deal

Against the odds, Louvre exhibition opens in Tehran in historic deal

Against the odds, Louvre exhibition opens in Tehran in historic deal

French museum became first cultural institution to secure ties with Islamic regime after sanctions lifted in 2016

Source: www.theartnewspaper.com/news/second-time-lucky-louvre-seals-iran-deal

Financial Tribune

Iran’s tourism marketing scheme not to rival private firms, official assures

Virtual Operators No Rival for Private Tour Firms

Virtual Operators No Rival for Private Tour Firms

Iran’s plan to pay Iranians abroad to promote travel to Iran is just a marketing scheme; the government is not getting into selling tours of Iran, a government official says.

Source: financialtribune.com/articles/travel/82798/virtual-operators-no-rival-for-private-tour-firms

Financial Tribune

We aren’t good at promoting travel to Iran, admits a govt official

Poor Promotion a Drag on Tourism

Poor Promotion a Drag on Tourism

“We are unable to create promotional content in different languages that appeals to global taste,” admits a Culture Ministry official, and that’s why many potential tourists never travel to Iran and those who do are often surprised that reality does not match their preconceptions.

Source: financialtribune.com/articles/travel/82797/poor-promotion-a-drag-on-tourism

January 2018

Financial Tribune

Iran to pay Iranians abroad to sell tours to Iran

Enlisting Virtual Tour Operators in the Pipeline

Enlisting Virtual Tour Operators in the Pipeline

Iranians living abroad have been invited to apply to become “virtual tour operators” and get paid for every person they convince to visit Iran.

Source: financialtribune.com/articles/travel/79156/enlisting-virtual-tour-operators-in-the-pipeline

October 2017

A magical carpet ride in Iran

A magical carpet ride in Iran

A magical carpet ride in Iran

Buying a handmade oriental rug in Iran is the ultimate travel trophy if you can afford it. But until I travelled to Iran myself, I could not fathom the obsession with Persian carpets.

There is something so compelling about Persian carpets that makes travellers to Iran want to get their hands on one, or a couple, to take home.

Source: www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/travel/a-magical-carpet-ride-in-iran

Financial Tribune

Iran Tourism Figures Exaggerated Without International Standards

Iran Tourism Figures Exaggerated Without International Standards

Tourism Statistics Unreliable Sans TSA

Iran’s tourism claims are merely contradictory and unreliable estimates, in the absence of a standard statistical framework for the economic measurement of tourism.

Source: financialtribune.com/articles/travel/73926/tourism-statistics-unreliable-sans-tsa

August 2017

Financial Times

Report: Tehran’s International Airport Woefully Inadequate

The IKIA Experience

Iran wants to draw 20 million foreign tourists by 2025. But Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport is so inadequate it can barely serve its current traffic. “Under the present conditions, the airport is simply unable to host more travelers,” a manager of a private travel agency said on the condition of anonymity.

Source: financialtribune.com/articles/travel/69300/the-ikia-experience