February 2016

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