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

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

December 2018

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

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/

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

Tehran Times

2000-year-old qanat found in southern Iran

Ancient qanat found in southern Iran

Ancient qanat found in southern Iran

Residents of Rostaq, a rural district in Iran’s southern Fars province, have discovered an ancient qanat, which is estimated to date from some 2,000 years ago.

Source: www.tehrantimes.com/news/429547/Ancient-qanat-found-in-southern-Iran

The Guardian

Hamid Hassanpour named ‘best independent tour guide’ in Iran

10 of the best independent tour guides: readers’ tips

10 of the best independent tour guides: readers’ tips

At the end of a two-week tour of Iran in April, our guide, Hamid Hassanpour, asked us, “What’s the best thing about Iran?”. “You!” we replied. Hamid loves his country: the history, architecture, gardens, people, food. He imparted his knowledge with enthusiasm, and fielded our constant and sometimes difficult questions with humour and patience. Terrifying traffic was calmly negotiated and when I took a tumble in Shiraz he quietly took control, ensuring I was well cared for in A&E. He also conjured up wonderful picnics from the boot of his spotless Renault Megane. He is the best guide you could wish for.

Source: www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/nov/15/best-independent-tour-guides-readers-travel-tips-china-spain-colombia

Geopolitical Monitor

Five Things Everyone Gets Wrong on Iran | Geopolitical Monitor

Five Things Everyone Gets Wrong on Iran

Five Things Everyone Gets Wrong on Iran | Geopolitical Monitor

While it’s true that Iran presides over well-documented human rights abuses, these abuses are often exaggerated to the point of creating a tyrannical mythos that’s completely detached from reality.

Source: www.geopoliticalmonitor.com/five-things-everyone-gets-wrong-on-iran/

Tehran Times

New travel book details destinations in Iran

New travel book details destinations in Iran

New travel book details destinations in Iran

A book entitled “Iran Travel Guide”, which details hundreds of destinations in Iran, has recently been published in Tehran.

Source: www.tehrantimes.com/news/429202/New-travel-book-details-destinations-in-Iran

October 2018

Iran Front Page

Iranian Woman Abandons City for Ecolodge in Remote Village

Iranian Woman Abandons City to Breathe Life into Remote Village

Iranian Woman Abandons City to Breathe Life into Remote Village

Raheleh Ahmadi is an Iranian woman who has given up living in the city and departed for a remote village to turn it into an ecotourism destination, providing inspiration for the local women.

Source: ifpnews.com/exclusive/iranian-woman-abandons-city-to-breathe-life-into-remote-village/

BBC

Iran’s fascinating way to tell fortunes

Iran’s fascinating way to tell fortunes

Iran’s fascinating way to tell fortunes

The tradition of fal-e Hafez has been practised in Iran and elsewhere in the Persian-speaking world, such as Afghanistan for centuries.

Source: www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181023-irans-fascinating-way-to-tell-fortunes

CNN Travel

Anthony Bourdain let Iranians lead the dialogue

What would Bourdain do? How to honor the intrepid traveler’s legacy

What would Bourdain do? How to honor the intrepid traveler’s legacy

When Bourdain arrived in Iran, a country he said “Americans probably have the most contentious relationship with on Earth,” he didn’t seek to solve anything or to wrap it all up nicely in a one-hour episode.

Instead, he showed viewers what he saw, tasted and heard. Asking Iranians what their hopes were for their country, Bourdain let the people of Iran lead the dialogue.

Source: www.cnn.com/travel/article/honor-anthony-bourdain-legacy/index.html

Tehran Times

UNESCO considering designating Iran’s Hyrcanian Forest

UNESCO experts in Iran weighing Hyrcanian Forest

UNESCO experts in Iran weighing Hyrcanian Forest

A delegation of international experts has commenced assessing Hyrcanian Forest (also known as Caspian Forest) for its possible inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage list, CHTN reported.

Source: www.tehrantimes.com/news/428914/UNESCO-experts-in-Iran-weighing-Hyrcanian-Forest

The Australian Financial Review

Why Iran should be on your travel bucket list

Friendly locals, great food, stunning buildings: why Iran should be on your travel bucket list

Friendly locals, great food, stunning buildings: why Iran should be on your travel bucket list

Europe, the United States or Japan are where my husband and I usually try to head mid-year when cabin fever sets in. Last year, however, we opted for Iran.

A friend who had done an organised tour a few months earlier couldn’t stop raving about this off-the-tourist-trail nation of 81 million people.

Source: www.afr.com/brand/sophisticated-traveller/isfahan-shiraz-and-yazd-make-iran-a-mustsee-on-your-travel-bucket-list-20180913-h15bwc

Financial Tribune

Iran revives several Persian Gulf cruises to boost tourism

Iran Boosts Marine Tourism to Attract More Foreign Travelers

Iran Boosts Marine Tourism to Attract More Foreign Travelers

Iran has mostly capitalized on its southern ports on Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman. Plans are also underway for northern Iran that borders the Caspian Sea.

Source: financialtribune.com/articles/economy-travel/94138/iran-boosts-marine-tourism-to-attract-more-foreign-travelers