July 2018

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

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

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

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

March 2018

Travel+Leisure

These Female-only Tours in the Middle East Let You Bond With the Women Who Live There

These Female-only Tours in the Middle East Let You Bond With the Women Who Live There

These Female-only Tours in the Middle East Let You Bond With the Women Who Live There

These tours are designed to foster female empowerment and independence, while allowing travelers to experience the cultural traditions of women in the region.

Source: www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/women-only-tours-to-middle-east-morocco-jordan-iran

December 2017

News.com.au

Iran, Saudi Arabia, Rwanda: Dangerous places now tourist hot spots

Even just three years ago, it was difficult and risky to travel to Iran. Now, it is an emerging tourist destination luring travellers from across the globe.

The Sydney Morning Herald

Australia lowers official travel warning for Iran

Australia lowers official travel warning for Iran

Australia lowers official travel warning for Iran

Australia has just lowered its travel warning for Iran – potentially putting a trip to the Islamic Republic on a holiday bucket list for keen travellers.

Source: www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/australia-lowers-official-travel-warning-for-iran-20151222-glt1f1.html

October 2017

Financial Tribune

Iran Tourism Figures Exaggerated Without International Standards

Iran Tourism Figures Exaggerated Without International Standards

Tourism Statistics Unreliable Sans TSA

Iran’s tourism claims are merely contradictory and unreliable estimates, in the absence of a standard statistical framework for the economic measurement of tourism.

Source: financialtribune.com/articles/travel/73926/tourism-statistics-unreliable-sans-tsa

August 2017

Financial Times

Report: Tehran’s International Airport Woefully Inadequate

The IKIA Experience

Iran wants to draw 20 million foreign tourists by 2025. But Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport is so inadequate it can barely serve its current traffic. “Under the present conditions, the airport is simply unable to host more travelers,” a manager of a private travel agency said on the condition of anonymity.

Source: financialtribune.com/articles/travel/69300/the-ikia-experience

July 2017

Soultravelblog.com

Why Travel to Iran?! – Soul Travel Blog | Responsible Travel Inspiration

Why Travel to Iran?! – Soul Travel Blog | Responsible Travel Inspiration

Why Travel to Iran?! – Soul Travel Blog | Responsible Travel Inspiration

Why travel to Iran? For a country crippled by the West, Iran is starting to open up. Travellers may now just be its golden ticket.

Source: soultravelblog.com/why-travel-to-iran/