Head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) said that based on the 20-Year Vision Plan (2005-25), the number of foreign tourists visiting Iran should increase to 20 million from the current five million.
Official statistics show that the number of tourists from Iraq and the Persian Gulf littoral states visiting Iran has decreased in 2016 and 2017, while that of European and American visitors to the country has witnessed a remarkable growth since August 2015.
The number of foreign tourists visiting Kohgilouyeh-Boyerahmad Province grew sevenfold since the eleventh government took office in August 2013, said director general of Kohgilouyeh-Boyerahmad Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department.
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Liliaceae is one of the rarest flowers in the Damash region of Roudbar in the northern province of Gilan. Damash Village is one of the target tourism villages located 130km from Rasht.
The number of foreign tourists, who visited the cultural and historical places of Fars Province in the south of Iran, increased significantly during March 21-May 21, said director general of Fars Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department.
Iran says the number of tourists that visited the country last year increased by above 30 percent from a year earlier – what could be an indication that one of the world’s top travel destinations is already finding its lost flavor after the removal of sanctions.
British travellers to the US face the uncomfortable choice of handing over personal information, including social media passwords and mobile phone contacts, or running the risk of being denied entry to the country, under a new “extreme vetting” policy being considered by the Trump administration.