September 2016

The Guardian: British Airways resumes direct flights to Iran after sanctions are lifted

British Airways resumes direct flights to Iran after sanctions are lifted

A BA spokeswoman said: “The Iranians have been extremely helpful in setting up this important new route and have been as keen as we are for the service to start. Tehran is an important destination for British Airways and we wanted to ensure that the service we offered met the highest standards our customers rightly expect of us from day one.”

Source: www.theguardian.com/business/2016/sep/01/british-airways-resumes-direct-flights-to-iran-after-sanctions-are-lifted

CityAM: Iran fast becoming a popular tourist destination

The Islamic Republic of Iran is a destination rarely found near the top of travellers’ bucket lists.

Source: www.cityam.com/248699/more-and-more-airlines-launch-new-routes-iran-increasingly

 

CNN: 30 beautiful photos of Iran – as British Airways resumes flights to Tehran

Iran is expected to experience a tourism boom. Visitors may be surprised to discover the riches the country has to offer, including ancient ruins, pristine beaches and popular ski resorts. Iran made it on to the top destination lists of major

Source: www.ibtimes.co.uk/30-beautiful-photos-iran-british-airways-resumes-flights-tehran-1579154

CNN: Inside Iran’s museum to its wartime past

Inside Iran’s museum to its wartime past

The Holy Defense Museum may not be the first place travelers would seek out when visiting Iran.
Nevertheless, and despite its less-than-glamorous name, the Holy Defense Museum in Tehran does offer something different: It’s like a war memorial for the digital age.

Source: edition.cnn.com/2016/09/06/travel/iran-holy-defense-museum/

August 2016

Harvard.edu: The surprising women of Iran

The surprising women of Iran

Cambridge photojournalist Randy H. Goodman challenges perceptions of Iranian women in latest exhibit

Source: news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/08/surprising-women-of-iran/

TTG Media: Cox & Kings puts Iran in destination spotlight

Cox & Kings has urged agents to consider Iran as an alternative to struggling North African destinations such as Egypt and Tunisia.

The Guardian: Tehran tops the ‘most improved’ of the ‘ Liveable cities 2016’ list

Liveable cities 2016: ​Tehran tops ‘most improved’ list – in pictures

A period of relative stability has put the Iranian capital No1 on the list of world cities that have achieved biggest improvements in liveability over the past five years, as calculated by the Economist Intelligence Unit

Source: www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2016/aug/18/tehran-economist-intelligence-unit-global-liveability-ranking

The Daily Beast: The Star In Search of a Perfect Nose … In Iran

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Nobody does this operation better, it’s said. But when Candy Charms posted her story on Instagram, it caused a social media firestorm that soon grew political.

Travel Pulse: Iran’s Tourism Sector Continues to Grow

Iran’s Tourism Sector Continues to Grow

The country is generally safe to visit and is also relatively inexpensive, however a lack of four- and five-star hotels as well as knowledge about Iran’s tourism sector are keeping an influx of visitors away.

Source: www.travelpulse.com/news/destinations/iran-s-tourism-sector-continues-to-grow.html

Al-Monitor: Iran’s tourism sector growing, but is it enough?

Iran’s tourism sector growing, but is it enough?

Iran is considered to be generally safe to visit, and another major advantage for the nation’s tourism industry is that the World Economic Forum found the country to be the world’s cheapest tourism destination in 2015.

Source: www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/08/iran-tourism-sector-growth-rouhani-20-year-outlook-plan.html

The Independent: Surfing the Waves in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchistan Province

From North Korea to Iran: these are the 5 most unusual surfing destinations

Surfing isn’t exactly big in Iran, but in the village of Ramin, in the country’s south-east Sistan and Baluchistan province, a surfing school with a growing reputation is set on changing all that.

Source: www.independent.co.uk/travel/activity-adventure/iran-surfing-north-korea-iceland-munich-severn-bore-surf-holidays-a7209876.html

Tehran Times: 200 Iranian historic houses to undergo restoration by March 2017

200 Iranian historic houses to undergo restoration by March 2017Â

A top Iranian cultural official has said that some municipalities across the country will conserve a total of 200 historic houses in need of restoration by the end of the current Iranian calendar year.

Source: www.tehrantimes.com/news/405808/200-Iranian-historic-houses-to-undergo-restoration-by-March-2017

National Law Review: United States Loosens Restrictions on Non-US Carrier Flights to Iran

OFAC General License Loosens Restrictions on Non-US Carrier Flights to Iran

US government authorizes non-US airlines to fly US origin aircraft into Iran for stays of up to 72 hours, activity which was previously prohibited under the ITSR without a specific OFAC license

Source: www.natlawreview.com/article/ofac-general-license-loosens-restrictions-non-us-carrier-flights-to-iran

 

July 2016

Aljazeera.com: Tourism on the rebound in Iran

Tourism on the rebound in Iran

More visitors have been exploring Iran since last year’s landmark nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions.

Source: www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/07/tourism-rebound-iran-160713135001016.html

 

June 2016

Travel Pulse: Destination Iran: Alexander + Roberts Opens a New Frontier

Destination Iran: Alexander + Roberts Opens a New Frontier

Pioneering American travel company that created the Cold War era tour to the Soviet Union has offered a tour to Iran for the first time.

Source: www.travelpulse.com/news/tour-operators/destination-iran-alexander-roberts-opens-a-new-frontier.html