October 2019

Tehran Times

15,000 Spanish travelers arrived in Iran in 2018 – Spanish Ambassador

TEHRAN – Madrid’s ambassador to Tehran, Eduardo López Busquets, said that in 2018 some 15,000 Spanish travelers arrived in Iran and 30,000 Iranian nationals were granted visas for Spain.

Spaniards mostly visited the cities of Isfahan, Shiraz, Kashan and Yazd, the ambassador said, adding that Spanish people used to arrive in Iran generally for trade and business but nowadays they mostly visit the country for tourism purposes.

Stuff (New Zealand)

Iran among world’s fastest growing countries for tourism in 2019

Here’s one that gladdens the heart. Iran’s numbers might still be small – 7.3 million visitors in 2018, compared with, say, France’s 89 million – but they’re increasing sharply. More and more people are being drawn to one of the world’s most misunderstood countries, which can only be a good thing. Get there now before everyone else does.

The Travel

Ecuador & Iran Saw Biggest Tourism Increases For 2019

Other countries that saw major include Iran (by 49.9 percent), Egypt (36.6 percent) and Uganda (31.9 percent). The nation of Georgia – with an estimated population of 4 million people – brought in close to five million.


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PressTV

Iran displays 300 ancient tablets returned from US

The National Museum of Iran is exhibiting some 300 cuneiform tablets returned from the United States following a judicial saga.

Originally from the ruins of Persepolis, capital of the Persian Achaemenid Empire (559–330 B.C,) in southern Iran, these works belong to a batch of 1,783 tablets or pieces of clay tablets returned Monday by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.

In the 1930s, the university had received from Iran on loan some 30,000 tablets or pieces of tablets found in Persepolis, for research purposes, according to the Iranian press.

September 2019

Financial Tribune

Iran Travel Enthusiasm Endures Despite Tensions With US

Rising tensions between Tehran and Washington are increasingly affecting Iran’s tourism industry.

More and more travelers choose to stay away, being afraid something might happen. But some, like Julius and Cornelia from Germany, are going anyway, DW reported.

Their holiday in Iran is a special experience; not just because of the captivation sights, smells and sounds in the bazaar in Tehran, but also because of the political tensions. Friends and family were skeptical at first, but the couple’s choice of Iran as a destination was a deliberate one.

Persia Digest

Five American tourists visit Iran’s oldest city

It’s hard to believe that five Americans visiting Iran is now news! But here you go: Five Americans on tour in Iran have been visiting the historic and religious attractions of Iran’s oldest inhabited city, Susa.

August 2019

CNA

Iran waives visas for Chinese visitors to boost tourism | Video

Iran has started waiving visas for Chinese tourists in a bid to boost its economy, which is faltering under the weight of US sanctions. The focus now is on the 150 million Chinese who travel around the world annually. Omid Khazani reports from Tehran.
Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/iran-waives-visas-for-chinese-visitors-to-boost-tourism-video-11826358

July 2019

Skift

Demand for Iran Tours Rising Despite U.S. Falloff

Tourists in Iran

As relations between the U.S. and Iran grow ever-more contentious, even rising to the threat of war, travel companies report that demand among Americans for Iran tours, which had been growing, is plummeting and that some have cancelled plans for upcoming visits.

Still, demand from elsewhere around the world seems to be rising.

March 2019

Mehr News Agency

Iran Visa – all you need to know about Iran visa

Iran Visa: Types & tips; all you need to know about Iran visa

Iran Visa: Types & tips; all you need to know about Iran visa

The Iranian visa is issued for up to 30 days and is extendable. You can get one through the help of a travel agency, or get a visa on arrival (VOA) or DIY before arrival. VOA arrivals are issued to people from about 65 countries, including most European, Asian, Persian Gulf and Central Asian countries, several South American countries, Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea.

Source: en.mehrnews.com/news/143337/Iran-Visa-Types-tips-all-you-need-to-know-about-Iran-visa

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

Tehran Times

Iranian woman returns from U.S. to empower rural women

Iranian female entrepreneur returns from U.S. to empower rural women

Iranian female entrepreneur returns from U.S. to empower rural women

“If I am an Iranian what I have done for my country? … What is my responsibility toward my country?” asks Maria Saeedi, who says she prefers life in a desert village helping local women over her former life in the U.S.

Source: www.tehrantimes.com/news/432121/Iranian-female-entrepreneur-returns-from-U-S-to-empower-rural

Financial Tribune

How to Travel to Iran Visa-Free

How to Travel to Iran Visa-Free

How to Travel to Iran Visa-Free

Currently, nationals from Bolivia, Venezuela, Serbia, Malaysia, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt are eligible to enter Iran without visas.

Source: financialtribune.com/articles/sponsered-content/96325/how-to-travel-to-iran-visa-free

Iran Front Page

English-Speaking Tourism Police in Iran’s Yazd

English-Speaking Police Forces to Serve Tourists in Iran’s Yazd

English-Speaking Police Forces to Serve Tourists in Iran’s Yazd

English-speaking tourism police will protect tourists in the historic neighbourhoods of the city.

Source: ifpnews.com/exclusive/english-speaking-police-forces-to-serve-tourists-in-irans-yazd/

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

Official: Number of Americans Visiting Iran on Rise

Number of Americans Visiting Iran on Rise

Number of Americans Visiting Iran on Rise

The number of American citizens who visited Iran as tourists in the first eight months of the current Persian calendar year has increased significantly compared with the similar period last year, according to an official who supplied confusing and incomplete figures.

Source: ifpnews.com/exclusive/number-of-americans-visiting-iran-on-rise/