ISIRI plans to set standards to uphold halal tourism

June 18, 2017

TEHRAN – The Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran (ISIRI) plans to establish a set of standards to promote Halal tourism in the country.

“It’s time we plan for the development of halal industries, particularly in the field of tourism,” Tasnim quoted ISIRI Director Nayyereh Pirouzbakht as saying on Thursday.

Last September, Iran tourism body announced that it plans to lay the ground to attract further Muslim tourists who are bound by picking the Halal tourism, considering the figures that the annual global turnover of such tourism industry reaches $150 billion, he said.

A subcategory of traveling, Halal tourism is geared toward the specific needs of Muslim individuals who seek to abide by the Islamic rules.

Iran hosts some of the world’s oldest cultural monuments, including 21 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and its varied terrain ranges from desert locales to ski resorts.


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