Latest Iran Tourism News

August 2016

The Guardian

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

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

Travel Pulse

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.


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.


Surfing the Waves in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Province

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

Tehran Times

200 Iranian historic houses to undergo restoration by March 2017

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.

National Law Review

United States 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

July 2016

The Sydney Morning Herald

a historic gem hidden by Western misperceptions

Despite its evil image, Iran is probably the safest place to visit in the Middle East.

June 2016

Travel Pulse

Travel Pulse: 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.

The Daily Beast

Could Iran Become the Next Dubai, an Aviation Superpower?

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


Tourism on the rebound in Iran

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

February 2016


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.


Sanctions Lifted, American Tourists Head To Iran

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

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