November 2018

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

Financial Tribune

Luxury Train en Route to Iran for ‘Heart of Persia’ Tour

Luxury Train en Route to Iran for ‘Heart of Persia’ Tour

Luxury Train en Route to Iran for ‘Heart of Persia’ Tour

The 17th Golden Eagle train is scheduled to arrive at Sarakhs Border Crossing, Iran’s frontier with the neighboring Turkmenistan, on October 7, from where it will enter the Iranian territory for a two-week “Heart of Persia” tour. “The train that set off from Russia will arrive in Iran empty on Sunday and will be in Tehran on Monday. The 52 foreign passengers from Australia, Germany, Italy, Singapore, the US, Malaysia and Russia, whose flights will have landed in Tehran by then, will board the Golden Eagle on Tuesday and head on a journey from the capital to Mashhad, Kerman, Rayen, Yazd, Isfahan, Shiraz, Kashan, Arak, Shushtar, Shush, Veresk and Pol Sefid and back to the capital. After the tour ends, the train will head back, again empty, to Russia.

Source: financialtribune.com/articles/economy-travel/94220/luxury-train-en-route-to-iran-for-heart-of-persia-tour

September 2018

Iran Front Page

German Ambassador Spends Holidays with Iranian Nomads

German Ambassador Inspiring Tourists to Spend Holidays with Iranian Nomads

German Ambassador Inspiring Tourists to Spend Holidays with Iranian Nomads

The German ambassador to Tehran has come up with a novel idea to open up a new path in Iran-Germany cooperation in the tourism industry.

Source: ifpnews.com/exclusive/german-ambassador-inspiring-tourists-to-spend-holidays-with-iranian-nomads/

August 2018

InTheSnow

High-end Tour Op Offers 2019 Ski Holidays to Iran

Tour Op Offers 2019 Ski Holidays to Iran | InTheSnow

A tour operator best known for its high service standards chalet and apartment holidays in the French Alps will be running ski holidays to Iran for a second winter in March next year after the success of their first trips to the country earlier this year.

Source: www.inthesnow.com/tour-op-offers-2019-ski-holidays-iran/

May 2018

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/

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

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/