EghtesadOnline: The Guardians Council—a watchdog that ensures laws are in line with the Iranian Constitution and Islamic law—has approved the parliament’s bill on exemption of value added tax on services offered by mid-level lodging properties, including three-star and lower-rated guesthouses, apartment hotels as well as travel agencies offering Iran tours to foreigners that have secured permits from Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Ministry, or related guilds.
EghtesadOnline: A total of 4,998,215 tourists visited Iran during the first half of the current Iranian year (March 21-Sept. 22) to register a 26.34% growth compared with the same period of last year, according to the deputy minister of cultural heritage, handicrafts and tourism.
EghtesadOnline: A total of $580 million worth of handicrafts were exported from Iran in the last fiscal year (March 2018-19).
EghtesadOnline: More than 12,000 tons of hand-woven carpets and handicrafts worth around $258 million were exported from Iran during the first nine months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Dec. 21).
EghtesadOnline: A new online platform has been launched by a startup that connects handicraft makers and craftsmen with buyers.
EghtesadOnline: President of World Crafts Council (WCC) Wang Shan said on Sunday that handicrafts play very important role in international relations and common understanding of nations and strengthening cultural and economic cooperation in the global community.