September 2018

CNBC

Iran had big plans for tourism, then the US reintroduced economic sanctions

Iran had big plans for its tourism industry, then the US reintroduced economic sanctions

Iran had big plans for its tourism industry, then the US reintroduced economic sanctions

Tourists are shying away from Iran, while locals are not spending their money either, both of which have had a negative effect on the country’s economy. “(We are) simply preparing for the dark storm clouds looming in the horizon. … And they are coming, if you ask me. They come with the winter clouds.”

Source: www.cnbc.com/2018/09/19/iran-had-big-plans-for-its-tourism-industry-before-economic-sanctions.html

July 2018

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/

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

 

April 2018

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

June 2017

Financial Tribune

Iran Sets Tourist Target: 6.5 Million by March 2018

Iran Sets Tourist Target: 6.5 Million by March 2018

Iran’s goal is to quadruple foreign visitors to 20 million by 2025. Last year, some 5.5 million travelers visited Iran, generating about $8 billion for the country. About 9.5 million Iranians went abroad last year. Regional countries make up the bulk of inbound tourists, with no European country cracking the top 10 source markets for Iran.

Source: financialtribune.com/articles/travel/66831/iran-sets-tourist-target-65-million-by-march-2018