EghtesadOnline: Iran can become one of the main destinations for tourists from Armenia, Armenian economist Suren Parsyan said in an article published by News.am, the full text of which follows.
Western tourists, who flocked to Iran just a few years ago, are being advised by their governments to stay away, forcing the Islamic Republic's struggling tourism industry to look elsewhere.
EghtesadOnline: Two innovation centers will open in Karaj, the provincial center of Alborz, and Isfahan next week, the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, an affiliate of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, announced.
EghtesadOnline: Every year, hundreds of millions of people travel abroad to experience a new culture and enjoy the sun, the beach, the mountains, or famous art and architecture. However, another type of unconventional but highly coveted tourism has recently gained popularity: medical tourism. And that is, travelling to another country to visit its m monuments, beaches and also fix anything they may need to be fixed.
EghtesadOnline: A webinar on Iran-Italy tourism ties is scheduled to be held on Nov. 20, according to the secretary of Iran-Italy Chamber of Commerce’s Tourism Commission.
EghtesadOnline: Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali Asghar Mounesan said he will visit Russia by the end of the current Iranian month (Sept. 20) in order to carry out final negotiations on Iran-Russia visa waiver deal.
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: The new coronavirus has shut down Iran’s tourism industry for two months now and it seems that at present there is no end in sight.
EghtesadOnline: More than 2.1 million Iranian tourists visited Turkey in 2019 to register an increase of 5.05% compared to 2018.
EghtesadOnline: Eight million tourists visited Iran during the first 10 months of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2019-Jan. 20), Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Minister Ali Asghar Mounesan was quoted as saying by the Persian-language daily Donya-e-Eqtesad.