October 2018

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

May 2018

Reuters

Air France cuts back on Iran flights, blames weak demand

Air France cuts back on Iran flights, blames weak demand

Air France cuts back on Iran flights, blames weak demand

Bankers and others involved in business with Iran say they have been reluctant to travel to the country to close deals or negotiate the financing of existing ones because of uncertainty over the status of underlying U.S. sanctions, even before the latest standoff between Trump and Iran.

Source: www.reuters.com/article/us-airfrance-iran/air-france-cuts-back-on-iran-flights-blames-weak-demand-idUSKBN1I31F7

April 2018

Tehran Times

Mashhad-Khaf tourism train in the pipeline

Mashhad-Khaf tourism train in the pipeline

Mashhad-Khaf tourism train in the pipeline

TEHRAN – The Islamic Republic of Iran Railways plans to operate a tourism train, which will connect the cities of Mashhad and Khaf, northeastern Khorasan Razavi Province.

Source: www.tehrantimes.com/news/422682/Mashhad-Khaf-tourism-train-in-the-pipeline

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

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