October 2018

Financial Tribune

To counter Trump, Iran stops stamping passports

Iran Relaxes Visa Process to Incentivize Foreign Tourists

Iran Relaxes Visa Process to Incentivize Foreign Tourists

The most important initiative Iran has concocted to boost tourism in recent months aims to eliminate official stamps put on visas of foreign tourists visiting the country.

Also keeps expanding visa-on-arrival agreements.

Burnaby Now

Canadian Travel agent fined for arrogant mistake that stranded family in Iran

Travel agent fined for flight flub that stranded family in Iran

Travel agent fined for flight flub that stranded family in Iran

A travel agent has been ordered to pay over $1,100 after a ticket mishap led to a family being stranded in Iran and missing their two-year-old’s birthday party. Last fall, Arman Aria and Azadeh . . .

Source: www.burnabynow.com/news/travel-agent-fined-for-flight-flub-that-stranded-family-in-iran-1.23450805

September 2018

Financial Tribune

Iran Gov’t Closes Down Dozens of Travel Agencies Over Illegal Price Hikes

Iran Gov’t Closes Down Dozens of Travel Agencies Over Illegal Price Hikes

Iran Gov’t Closes Down Dozens of Travel Agencies Over Illegal Price Hikes

At least 26 travel agencies operating in Iran’s capital have had their licenses revoked due to unlawful operations, as tourism authorities are tightening their oversight following severe public backlash. “These agencies had various complaints against them, in addition to flouting regulations. Therefore, we issued several warnings to them and were trying to resolve their issues, but we had to legally revoke their licenses because they remained indifferent to the warnings,” Shahram Alimohammadi, the head of tourism division of Tehran office at Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, said.

Source: financialtribune.com/articles/economy-travel/94111/iran-govt-closes-down-dozens-of-travel-agencies-over-illegal-price

Financial Tribune

Iran no longer stamps the passports of foreign visitors

New Initiative to Counter US Travel Ban on Iran Visitors

New Initiative to Counter US Travel Ban on Iran Visitors

Iran no longer stamps the passports of foreign visitors to eliminate complications of travel to the United States. Visitors to Iran, including Europeans, could face scrutiny from US immigration officials when they have an Iranian stamp in their passports. So Iran is no longer stamping to eliminate that threat. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the measure, which entails the issuance of electronic visas for foreign tourists, to all Iranian consulates and domestic airports.

Source: financialtribune.com/articles/travel/93990/new-initiative-to-counter-us-travel-ban-on-iran-visitors