July 2018

Tehran Times

Old schools in Kerman to be turned into eco-lodges, guest houses

Old schools in Kerman to be turned into eco-lodges, guest houses

Old schools in Kerman to be turned into eco-lodges, guest houses

TEHRAN – Old and abandoned schools will be transformed into eco-lodges and guest houses in order to develop hospitality industry across towns and villages in Kerman province, southeastern Iran.

Source: www.tehrantimes.com/news/425455/Old-schools-in-Kerman-to-be-turned-into-eco-lodges-guest-houses

Spanish Tourists Getting More Interested in Visiting Iran: Official

Spanish Tourists Getting More Interested in Visiting Iran: Official

Spanish Tourists Getting More Interested in Visiting Iran: Official

An official with Spain’s Tourism Ministry says the number of Spanish tourists visiting Iran has hit 10,000 a year. Spaniards now rank third after the Germans and French in visiting the Islamic Republic.

Source: ifpnews.com/exclusive/spanish-tourists-getting-more-interested-in-visiting-iran-official/

70 NGOs active in Iran’s tourism-related fields

70 NGOs active in tourism-related fields

70 NGOs active in tourism-related fields

Some 70 non-governmental organizations are currently active in various tourism-related fields across Iran, the deputy minister of sports and youth said on Wednesday.

Source: www.tehrantimes.com/news/425305/70-NGOs-active-in-tourism-related-fields

June 2018

Iran Front Page

Booking.com ban on Iran to have to little impact

“Sanctions to Have No Serious Impact on Iran’s Tourism Industry”

“Sanctions to Have No Serious Impact on Iran’s Tourism Industry”

New sanctions that prevent Iranian hotels from using the leading tourism website Booking.com will have no considerable impact on the country’s tourism industry, said President of the Iranian Hoteliers’ Society.

Source: ifpnews.com/exclusive/sanctions-to-have-no-serious-impact-on-irans-tourism-industry/

May 2018

Al-Monitor

US sanctions threaten Iran’s high hopes for tourism

US sanctions threaten Iran’s high hopes for tourism

US sanctions threaten Iran’s high hopes for tourism

While the reimposition of US sanctions is likely to damage the revival of Iran’s tourism sector at least in the short term, the country’s ambitious plans to attract foreign visitors should not be written off.

Source: www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/05/iran-tourism-sector-us-sanctions-return-impact-currency-rial.html

 

Vogue UK

Melissa Losada’s Iran Travel Diary

Melissa Losada’s Iran Travel Diary

Melissa Losada’s Iran Travel Diary

Throughout my travels I found it intensely interesting to see the fashion of the young women and how they experiment with their veils to reflect a sense of personal style. As a designer, the country offered me a great deal of aesthetic and cultural inspiration and taught me an incredible amount about its rich history. I hope to return to discover more.

Source: www.vogue.co.uk/article/melissa-losada-m2malletier-iran-travel-diary

The Avondhu (Ireland)

The Iranian people are ‘the jewel in Iran’s crown’ – Irish visitor

Micheal finds people are the jewel in Iran’s crown – The Avondhu Newspaper

Micheal finds people are the jewel in Iran’s crown – The Avondhu Newspaper

“We think we are friendly here in Ireland, but the Iranian people are unbelievably friendly. Once they know you are a foreigner they want to talk to you and they start off by inviting you in for tea,” says Michéal Ó hAonghusa  from Mitchelstown visited Iran on a 12-day trip and wishes he had made the stay a much longer one.

Source: avondhupress.ie/micheal-finds-people-are-the-jewel-in-irans-crown/

Agence France Presse

Iran’s currency crunch hits cash-reliant foreign tourists

Iran’s currency crunch hits cash-reliant foreign tourists

Iran’s currency crunch hits cash-reliant foreign tourists

Newly arrived in the city of Tabriz in northwestern Iran, Corneilis Vamoorschot wanted to change his euros into rials, but quickly realized it wouldn’t be a simple task. “We wanted to change at the bank, but the banks accept neither euros or dollars. We came to the foreign exchange bureau, but they had no money,” said the Dutch tourist, enchanted by the city’s brick bazaar, despite the inconvenience.

Source: www.dailystar.com.lb/Business/Regional/2018/May-04/447874-irans-currency-crunch-hits-cash-reliant-foreign-tourists.ashx

The Interpreter (Australia)

I (nearly) ran Iran

I (nearly) ran Iran

I (nearly) ran Iran

The reality is, of course, that a country of more than 80 million people, with a rich history and culture, could never be summarised by a few word-grabs from politicians ideologically ill-disposed to the country.

This might seem a blinding statement of the obvious, but the best way to try to understand a country is to travel there.

Source: www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/i-nearly-ran-iran

Reuters

Air France cuts back on Iran flights, blames weak demand

Air France cuts back on Iran flights, blames weak demand

Air France cuts back on Iran flights, blames weak demand

Bankers and others involved in business with Iran say they have been reluctant to travel to the country to close deals or negotiate the financing of existing ones because of uncertainty over the status of underlying U.S. sanctions, even before the latest standoff between Trump and Iran.

Source: www.reuters.com/article/us-airfrance-iran/air-france-cuts-back-on-iran-flights-blames-weak-demand-idUSKBN1I31F7

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