CHTHO

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  • A file photo depicts Iranian carpets on show at a domestic expo 2017-04-27 15:25

    Handwoven crafts expo underway in Tehran

    TEHRAN – A vibrant exhibition of handwoven floor-covering handicrafts opened its doors to the public at the five-star Parsian Esteqlal Hotel in northern Tehran on Monday.

  •  A poster for the 81st International Handicrafts Trade Fair in Florence, Italy 2017-04-27 14:50

    Iranian artisans attending Florence handicrafts exhibit

    TEHRAN – A delegation of 18 Iranian artisans is participating in the 81st International Handicrafts Trade Fair -- Mostra Internazionale dell' Artigianato, which was inaugurated in Florence, Italy, on April 22.

  •  A poster for the Persian Culture Week, which was held in Leiderdorp, the Netherlands from April 14 to 19, 2017. 2017-04-22 23:20

    Visitors highly welcome Iranian crafts exhibit in Netherlands

    TEHRAN – A recent exhibition of Iranian handicrafts at the Iran-Netherlands Trade and Cultural Center in Leiderdorp was highly welcomed by visitors, an official with the Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization said.

  • The exhibition “Iran. Ancient Culture Between Water and Desert” in Bonn’s Bundeskunsthalle museum shows a muscular hero wrestling with two leopards. 2017-04-18 10:38

    ‘Bronze-Age Iranian relics epitomize divine beings doing superhuman things’

    TEHRAN – A senior German archaeologist has said Bronze Age Iranian relics, which are currently on show in Bonn, demonstrate conquer of the nature’s wild forces by the means of crafting divine beings doing superhuman things.

  •  ِِDecorative knives crafted by artisans who are native to Zanjan Province  2017-04-17 20:15

    CHTHO exhibits handicrafts native to Zanjan Province

    TEHRAN – A patchwork of handicrafts indigenous to Zanjan Province has been put on show at the headquarters of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization in Tehran.

  • A cluster of domestic and international tourists pose for a photo while visiting an Iranian eco-lodge in central Iran. 2017-04-15 21:18

    Iran moves into flourishing ecotourism market

    TEHRAN – The ecotourism market in Iran has witnessed a growth over the past couple of years, drawing more domestic and foreign backpackers to the pristine and relatively undisturbed natural areas of the country.

  •  Vestiges of an old structure is seen after being unearthed by a massive sandstorm in Fahraj, Kerman Province on April 4, 2017. 2017-04-09 09:06

    Archaeologists dispatched to newly-unearthed site in southeast Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization has dispatched a cluster of archaeologists to the outskirts of Fahraj in Kerman Province, where a wave of recent tremendous sandstorms discovered vestiges of what believed to be an ancient site.

  • An undated photo shows a circle of foreign and domestic travelers visiting the ruins of Persepolis in southern Iran. 2017-03-27 10:07

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Iran eyes tourism a fertile source of revenue

    Iran regards tourism a fertile source of generating wealth, seeking to make the best use of positive atmosphere created in the wake of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA.

  • An interior view of the historical Golestan Palace in the heart of Tehran 2017-03-21 18:48

    Intl. figures to celebrate Noruz at Golestan Palace

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization will host an international celebration of Noruz on March 26 at the historical Golestan Palace in downtown Tehran. 

  • Arg-e Karim Khan in Shiraz 2017-03-10 00:34

    Shiraz exhibit features ample national crafts

    TEHRAN – A major exhibition of handicrafts opened its doors to the public at the historical Karim Khan Citadel (Arg-e Karim Khan) in the city of Shiraz on Tuesday.

  •  Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai makes a speach in an undated photo 2017-03-08 21:24

    UN tourism chief criticizes U.S. travel ban, hails Iran’s welcome

    TEHRAN – The head of the UN World Tourism Organization on Tuesday expressed disapproval of the freshly revised U.S. travel ban as an approach that still limits tourism, yet hailed Iran’s positive stance on welcoming inbound passengers.

  •  A file photo depicts vibrant handcrafted vessels that are meticulously inlaid with enamel 2017-03-07 04:24

    National handicrafts showroom to open in Tehran

    TEHRAN – The Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization plans to establish a national handicrafts showroom in Tehran in a bid to facilitate trade and yet to eliminate brokers.

  • An undated photo above depicts Zahra Ahmadipour who presides over Iran's Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization 2017-03-06 22:02

    Tourism chief to attend ITB Berlin, visit German officials

    TEHRAN – Zahra Ahmadipour, the director of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization, left Tehran for Germany on Monday to attend the opening ceremony of the Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB Berlin), which runs from March 8 to 12.

  • Tourists visit the magnificent ruins of Persepolis, southern Iran, in an undated photo. 2017-03-04 23:09

    Iran plans to take action against U.S. visa policy

    TEHRAN – The Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs plans to pursue the issue of damage the country’s tourism sector has suffered after the U.S. introduced restrictions on its visa waiver program in 2015.

  • A jacket richly ornamented with needlework 2017-02-28 12:02

    Sets of needlework on show at CHTHO

    TEHRAN – A needlework collection crafted by veteran artisan Marzieh Dizangian is on display at the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) in Tehran.

  • Iran and Russia flags 2017-02-28 08:46

    Delegation of Russian tour operators, reporters to visit Iran

    TEHRAN – A group of key tour operators from Russia accompanied by correspondents from the country’s REN TV, a private federal TV channel, are about to pay a visit to Iran, the website of Iran Embassy in Russia reported on Monday.

  • Cyclists revel in a countryside path in northern Iran in an undated photo 2017-02-27 19:10

    Cycling tourism to get off the ground in Iran

    TEHRAN – With the aim of improving services to tourists visiting Iran, a professional course will be held for the first time for cycling tour guides in the country.

  • Hundreds of historic structures being renovated nationwide 2017-02-26 08:54

    Hundreds of historic structures being renovated nationwide

    TEHRAN – A total of 600 historic buildings and monuments are being renovated across Iran, an official with the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization said on Thursday.

  • Traditional textile center opens in Yazd 2017-02-26 08:28

    Traditional textile center opens in Yazd

    TEHRAN – A traditional textile center was inaugurated in a historic neighborhood of Yazd on Friday in a bid to liven up the venerable skills of the ancient city.

  • A view of Tehran with snow-clad Alborz mountain range in the foreground 2017-02-23 09:06

    Tehran eyes tourist boost during Norouz

    TEHRAN – Tehran, embracing plenty of historical sites, museums and art galleries, is expected to draw more visitors during Norouz celebration, the Iranian New Year starting March 21.

  • A combination photo depicts people visiting the 27th National Crafts Exhibition at the Tehran Permanent International Fairground on February, 17 2017. 2017-02-19 10:02

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Handicrafts, nomadic cuisine warmly welcomed at Tehran exhibit

    TEHRAN – The 27th National Crafts Exhibition has been warmly welcomed in Tehran as the event is expected to strengthen cultural bonds between nomadic traditions and modern urban life.

  • A double-decker sightseeing bus is seen at the Tehran Permanent International Fairground, February 6, 2017. 2017-02-19 10:00

    Double-decker buses to offer hop-on hop-off tours in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Open-top double-decker buses will be added to Tehran transport fleet within weeks, offering unlimited hop-on, hop-off access to downtown and across the capital city.

  • An undated photo above shows people visiting the ruins of an ancient fortress on the foothills of Mount Khajeh in southeastern Iran. 2017-02-16 12:55

    Restoration plan to help bring Mount Khajeh back to glory

    TEHRAN - Iran plans to carry out an extensive restoration project on some ancient fortress and palace complexes that are nested on Mount Khajeh in Sistan-Baluchestan Province, in a bid to bring back the southeastern historical site to its former glory.

  • A general view shows a consultative meeting on sustainable tourism   at Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization headquarters in Tehran on February 14, 2017. 2017-02-15 18:32

    Tehran talks highlight UNESCO efforts to bolster tourism in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization hosted a consultative meeting on sustainable tourism on Tuesday, in which a UNESCO representative put the spotlight on ongoing bilateral cooperation in empowering the sector.

  • A file photo depicts a hand-cut lead glass vessel 2017-02-14 10:13

    Hand-cut lead glass vessels on show at CHTHO

    TEHRAN – Sets of hand-cut lead glass and crystal vessels created by a senior Iranian artisan are on display at the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) in Tehran.

  • Iranian potteries meticulously inlaid with enamel 2017-02-12 09:00

    Tehran meeting to discuss branding in handicrafts

    TEHRAN – Ways of developing brands for handicraft products comes up for discussion at a meeting which will be held at the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization in Tehran on Feb. 13.

  • A poster for the 27th National Crafts Exhibition 2017-02-12 08:52

    Tehran exhibit to feature abundant national crafts

    TEHRAN – Wide-ranging Iranian handicrafts practiced in every corner of the country will come together at the 27th National Crafts Exhibition, which will be held at the Tehran Permanent International Fairground from Feb. 16 to 19.

  • Iranian and Spanish national flags flatter in an undated photo. 2017-02-08 18:31

    Iran, Spain agree on easing visa rules, launching direct flights

    TEHRAN – Iranian and Spanish officials have agreed on deepening tourism cooperation by simplifying visa issuance regime and establishing direct flights between the two countries.

  • CHTHO Director Zahra Ahmadipour (3rd R) and Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Reza Salehi-Amiri (3rd L) are about to cut the ribbon on the 10th Tehran International Tourism Exhibit on February 2017-02-06 19:20

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Iran sees tourism ‘pillar of peace and friendship’ in region

    The Iranian government is determined to promote tourism as the country sees it pillar of peace and friendship in the region, said the director of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization.

  • Iranian and Lebanese national flags 2017-02-05 09:32

    Lebanese tourism minister to visit Iran

    TEHRAN – Lebanese Tourism Minister Avadis Kadanian will arrive in Tehran today for a two-day visit.