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/

Financial Tribune

Iran Inbound Tourism Took a Hit in 2017

Inbound Tourism Took a Hit in 2017

Inbound Tourism Took a Hit in 2017

Iran’s tourism industry recorded a negative growth rate in 2017 according to the latest report by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Based on the organization’s tourism highlights published in August, Iran had been host to a total of 4.86 million tourists in 2017, recording a 1.5% fall in comparison to the record of the previous year. In 2016, the country had been chosen as a travel destination by over 4.9 million people. \

Source: financialtribune.com/articles/travel/93390/inbound-tourism-took-a-hit-in-2017

August 2018

The Iranian

Iranian tourism officials banned from giving interviews

Iranian tourism officials banned from giving interviews | The Iranian

Iranian tourism officials banned from giving interviews | The Iranian

TEHRAN — Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) has recently forbidden its managers to be interviewed by the news media or for them to disclose any information to the press on the number of foreign tourists visiting Iran. The report was published on Wednesday by the Persian service of CHN after several CHTHO …

Source: iranian.com/2009/10/31/iranian-tourism-officials-banned-from-giving-interviews/

Iran Front Page

Iran Working on Plan to Stop Stamping Tourists’ Passports

Iran Working on Plan to Stop Stamping Tourists’ Passports

Iran Working on Plan to Stop Stamping Tourists’ Passports

Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) has proposed a plan based on which the passports of foreign travellers visiting Iran will not be stamped, so that they would be encouraged to visit the country.

Source: ifpnews.com/exclusive/iran-working-on-plan-to-stop-stamping-tourists-passports/

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/

July 2018

Tehran Times

1,700 tourism-related projects underway in Iran, tourism chief claims

1,700 tourism-related projects underway in IranÂ

TEHRAN –  Iran tourism chief has said a total of 1,700 tourism-associated projects are being carried out across the country, IRNA reported.

Source: www.tehrantimes.com/news/425885/1-700-tourism-related-projects-underway-in-Iran

Tehran Times

Travelers from European countries down by 24 percent year-on-year

Iran’s 3-month tourist arrivals up 30.6% y/y

TEHRAN – Tourist arrivals in Iran surged 30.66 percent in the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year (started in March 21) from a year earlier, led by visitors mainly from four neighboring countries, a tourism official has said.  But travelers from European countries down by 24 percent year-on-year.

Source: www.tehrantimes.com/news/425880/Iran-s-3-month-tourist-arrivals-up-30-6-y-y

Tehran Times

New eco-lodges to generate 16,000 jobs in Iran

‘New eco-lodges to generate 16,000 jobs in Iran’

‘New eco-lodges to generate 16,000 jobs in Iran’

TEHRAN – Building new eco-lodges will create some 16,000 jobs in Iran, the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization’s director has said.

Source: www.tehrantimes.com/news/425634/New-eco-lodges-to-generate-16-000-jobs-in-Iran

AzerNews

Iran, Austria to organize joint course on tourism – envoy

Iran, Austria to organize joint course on tourism – envoy

Iran, Austria to organize joint course on tourism – envoy

Austrian Ambassador to Iran Stefan Scholz said Tehran and Vienna plan to jointly organize a specialized course on tourism in the Iranian capital.

Source: www.azernews.az/region/135156.html

Tehran Times

Old schools in Kerman to be turned into eco-lodges, guest houses

Old schools in Kerman to be turned into eco-lodges, guest houses

Old schools in Kerman to be turned into eco-lodges, guest houses

TEHRAN – Old and abandoned schools will be transformed into eco-lodges and guest houses in order to develop hospitality industry across towns and villages in Kerman province, southeastern Iran.

Source: www.tehrantimes.com/news/425455/Old-schools-in-Kerman-to-be-turned-into-eco-lodges-guest-houses

Spanish Tourists Getting More Interested in Visiting Iran: Official

Spanish Tourists Getting More Interested in Visiting Iran: Official

Spanish Tourists Getting More Interested in Visiting Iran: Official

An official with Spain’s Tourism Ministry says the number of Spanish tourists visiting Iran has hit 10,000 a year. Spaniards now rank third after the Germans and French in visiting the Islamic Republic.

Source: ifpnews.com/exclusive/spanish-tourists-getting-more-interested-in-visiting-iran-official/

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

June 2018

Iran Front Page

Booking.com ban on Iran to have to little impact

“Sanctions to Have No Serious Impact on Iran’s Tourism Industry”

“Sanctions to Have No Serious Impact on Iran’s Tourism Industry”

New sanctions that prevent Iranian hotels from using the leading tourism website Booking.com will have no considerable impact on the country’s tourism industry, said President of the Iranian Hoteliers’ Society.

Source: ifpnews.com/exclusive/sanctions-to-have-no-serious-impact-on-irans-tourism-industry/

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

 

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