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.
EghtesadOnline: Rising tensions in the region occasioned a visit by the Qatari emir to Iran, during which the two sides stressed the need for increased cooperation in various sectors, including trade, politics, tourism, security and development projects.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism has identified 30 target countries (out of 84 under study) to attract tourists from.
EghtesadOnline: Iran and Oman are working to strengthen cooperation in the tourism sector.
EghtesadOnline: Iran was Turkey's biggest source of tourism in August.
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.