August 2016

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

February 2016

Curbed.com: Iranian Modern Architecture – An Introduction to Incredible Buildings

Iranian Modern Architecture: An Introduction to Incredible Buildings

Iran’s cultural heritage includes modern architecture, from stunning Modernist structures built during the reign of Shah Reza Pahlavi that showcase vernacular styles and Islamic tradition, as well as a new generation of contemporary designs and styles.

Source: www.curbed.com/2016/2/16/11028592/iran-architecture-modern-tehran

NYT: Sanctions Lifted, American Tourists Head to Iran

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Tour operators say the demand has been so acute that they are racing to add new departures and selling them in record time.

Source: www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/travel/iran-tourism-sanctions.html

CNN: 35 incredibly beautiful reasons to visit Iran

35 stunning photos of the most beautiful places in Iran

With international sanctions on their way out, the world is running out of excuses not to visit Iran.
One look at this collection of images is going to pile on even more pressure to get there quick.

Source: edition.cnn.com/2016/02/11/travel/iran-beautiful-places/index.html

January 2016

The Daily Beast: Could Iran Become the Next Dubai, an Aviation Superpower?

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Tehran had always been an optimal location on the air routes linking Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

December 2015

National Geographic Traveller: Iran on The Cool List for 2016

The Cool List: 16 for 2016

New tours, a reopened UK embassy in Tehran and sanctions relief mean bright prospects for tourism to Iran. The country’s future as a tourist destination seemed bleak several years ago but since an accord was signed last July to curb Iran’s nuclear activities in return for sanctions relief, this desert flower looks set to blossom.

Source: www.natgeotraveller.co.uk/smart-travel/features/the-2016-cool-list/

May 2015

Al Monitor

Iran’s tourism industry scrambles to catch up with demand

Iran’s tourism industry scrambles to catch up with demand

As Iranian President Hassan Rouhani improves relations with the West, Iranian officials announce they will build more hotels to meet the expected demand of foreign tourists.

Source: www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/04/iran-hotels-tourism-esfahan-shiraz.html