February 2019

Travel Wire News

Future of Iran’s Tourism Industry Promising say Visiting Spanish Writers

Future of Iran’s Tourism Industry Promising: Spanish Writers | World News | Travel Wire News

Future of Iran’s Tourism Industry Promising: Spanish Writers | World News | Travel Wire News

“Iranian people always have a broad smile on their faces and they hosted us with their heart and soul. That’s why we predict a promising future for Iran’s tourism.”

Source: travelwirenews.com/future-of-irans-tourism-industry-promising-spanish-writers-1292810/

January 2019

Tehran Times

Iranian woman returns from U.S. to empower rural women

Iranian female entrepreneur returns from U.S. to empower rural women

Iranian female entrepreneur returns from U.S. to empower rural women

“If I am an Iranian what I have done for my country? … What is my responsibility toward my country?” asks Maria Saeedi, who says she prefers life in a desert village helping local women over her former life in the U.S.

Source: www.tehrantimes.com/news/432121/Iranian-female-entrepreneur-returns-from-U-S-to-empower-rural

Financial Tribune

How to Travel to Iran Visa-Free

How to Travel to Iran Visa-Free

How to Travel to Iran Visa-Free

Currently, nationals from Bolivia, Venezuela, Serbia, Malaysia, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt are eligible to enter Iran without visas.

Source: financialtribune.com/articles/sponsered-content/96325/how-to-travel-to-iran-visa-free

Iran Front Page

English-Speaking Tourism Police in Iran’s Yazd

English-Speaking Police Forces to Serve Tourists in Iran’s Yazd

English-Speaking Police Forces to Serve Tourists in Iran’s Yazd

English-speaking tourism police will protect tourists in the historic neighbourhoods of the city.

Source: ifpnews.com/exclusive/english-speaking-police-forces-to-serve-tourists-in-irans-yazd/

Did Iran beat Italy to invent ice cream? – BBC Video

Did Iran beat Italy to invent ice cream?

Did Iran beat Italy to invent ice cream?

Iran claims to be the birthplace of ice cream but how could it be made 2,000 years ago?

Source: www.bbc.com/news/av/world-middle-east-46569344/how-iran-made-ice-cream-2000-years-ago

Official: Number of Americans Visiting Iran on Rise

Number of Americans Visiting Iran on Rise

Number of Americans Visiting Iran on Rise

The number of American citizens who visited Iran as tourists in the first eight months of the current Persian calendar year has increased significantly compared with the similar period last year, according to an official who supplied confusing and incomplete figures.

Source: ifpnews.com/exclusive/number-of-americans-visiting-iran-on-rise/

World’s final Boeing 727 flight happens in Iran

Last Boeing 727 passenger plane makes its final flight

Last Boeing 727 passenger plane makes its final flight

The Tehran – Zahedan 2-hour flight by a 38-year-old Boeing 727-200 Advanced was the last to be flown as a passenger plane with a commercial airline.

Source: www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/boeing-727-plane-last-flight-iran-aseman-airlines-zahedan-tehran-airport-a8728926.html

December 2018

VIDEO: Iran tourism bright spark despite US sanctions

Iran tourism bright spark despite US sanctions | Video

Iran tourism bright spark despite US sanctions | Video

Iran’s tourism industry is growing despite the lackluster economy and US sanctions, because the devalued Iranian currency makes traveling to Iran a tremendous bargain.

Source: www.channelnewsasia.com/news/videos/iran-tourism-bright-spark-despite-us-sanctions-video-11070898

Over 10k Spanish Tourists Visit Iran Annually – Spanish Ambassador

Iran, Spain Ready to Improve Agritourism Ties

Iran, Spain Ready to Improve Agritourism Ties

“Over 10,000 Spanish tourists visit Iran annually, half of whom are travel enthusiasts of between 50 and 60 years old. The ancient ruins and historical sites of Iran never cease to amaze these people, despite the fact that they have seen almost every nook and cranny of the world,” said Spain’s Ambassador to Iran Eduardo Lopez Busquets during a visit to Mashhad.

Source: financialtribune.com/articles/sponsered-content/95431/iran-spain-ready-to-improve-agritourism-ties

Iran’s First Tourism Startup Accelerator Launched

Iran’s First Tourism Startup Accelerator Launched

Iran’s First Tourism Startup Accelerator Launched

A tourism startup accelerator was launched on Tuesday by Iran’s Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) in cooperation with Allameh Tabataba’i University to support companies active in the gradually growing sector. Based in Tehran, the accelerator will provide tourism startups with financial support, shared working place, and legal and financial counseling. The accelerator will also help startups write business and marketing strategy, Cultural Heritage and Tourism News website (CHTN.ir) reported. On its website (sisootech.com), the accelerator has announced that it is willing to support all startups —developed or seed-stage — in the fields of tourism, cultural heritage and handicrafts.

Source: financialtribune.com/articles/sci-tech/95828/irans-first-tourism-startup-accelerator-launched

Payvand

Europeans lead travelers to Shahdad desert in Kerman, Iran

Europeans lead travelers to Shahdad desert in Kerman, Iran

Europeans lead travelers to Shahdad desert in Kerman, Iran

Western Europeans lead the arrivals in Iran’s Shahdad desert since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21), ISNA reported. Shahdad – a major part of the Lut desert in southeastern Kerman province – is home to massive sand pyramids created by wind and water. The “Lut” plain is a natural landscape of Iran which is a UNESCO registered site.

Source: www.payvand.com/news/18/dec/1061.html

November 2018

The Irish Times

Iran adventure: A taste of traditional Persia

Iran adventure: A taste of traditional Persia

Iran adventure: A taste of traditional Persia

It’s barely dawn but the airport is teeming with travellers. After all that wardrobe planning it’s amusing to pass an Iranian woman in tight leather pants and knee-high boots. It’s my first lesson that there are many rules to life in Iran, but they vary significantly, depending on who you are and how you choose to interpret them , a fact that appears to be accepted as part of life by Iranians.

Source: www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/travel/long-haul/iran-adventure-a-taste-of-traditional-persia-1.3705786

Lonely Planet

A new company will lead you as you cook your way through Iran

A new company will lead you as you cook your way through Iran

A new company will lead you as you cook your way through Iran

What better way to explore a country than through its culinary culture? That’s exactly the way Persian Food Tours would like for you to explore Iran.

Source: www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2018/11/19/food-cook-tours-iran/

Mehr News Agency

First underground ecolodge in Middle East

First underground ecolodge in Middle East

First underground ecolodge in Middle East

Construction of the first underground ecolodge in the Middle East is being finalized in Garmsar county, Semnan province, central Iran. The complex consists of a stronghold on the surface and an underground city which has been dug up some 8 meters below surface using 4,330 workers during one year. The underground ecolodge enjoys 15 rooms, a big hall and spectacular corridors in which one can see the traces of hand tools used for caving. The ecolodge has not yet been officially inaugurated.

Source: en.mehrnews.com/photo/139768/First-underground-ecolodge-in-Middle-East

Independent (UK)

Iran as safe as UK – The 2019 Travel Risk Map

These are the most dangerous countries to travel to in 2019

These are the most dangerous countries to travel to in 2019

Iran is as safe as the UK when it comes to security, according to a new interactive map showing the risk level around the world. The majority of European countries are deemed low risk, including the UK; as are Iran, Jordan, Oman, Qatar, the UAE, Kuwait, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Uzbekistan in the Middle East.

Source: www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/travel-risk-map-2019-worlds-safest-dangerous-countries-to-visit-iran-uk-slovenia-denmark-a8644646.html