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  • A boy dives into a pool in Cheshmeh-Ali, literally meaning Spring of Ali, a historical and recreational spot located in the south of Tehran and north of Rey, on July 14, 2017. A 19th-century rock-carv 2017-07-16 09:02

    Cheshmeh-Ali, a tourist hub in southern Tehran

    A boy dives into a pool in Cheshmeh-Ali, literally meaning Spring of Ali, a historical and recreational spot located in the south of Tehran and north of Rey, on July 14, 2017. A 19th-century rock-carved bas-relief commissioned by the Qajar king Fath Ali shah (r. 1797 – 1834) is seen in the background as well.

  • Photo depicts people visiting Bagh-e Dolat Abad, a richly manicured historical garden in Yazd, central Iran, on July 10, 2017. An octagonal pavilion surmounted by an imposing wind tower is seen in the 2017-07-13 12:27

    Bagh-e Dolat Abad, an epitome of Persian Garden

    Photo depicts people visiting Bagh-e Dolat Abad, a richly manicured historical garden in Yazd, central Iran, on July 10, 2017. An octagonal pavilion surmounted by an imposing wind tower is seen in the picture as well.

  • Iranian airline to launch weekly Tabriz-Hamburg service 2017-07-12 17:54

    Iranian airline to launch weekly Tabriz-Hamburg service

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Qeshm Air on Friday will start its maiden weekly flight connecting Tabriz to Hamburg with return legs set to be operated on Saturdays, asriran.com reported.

  • A photo collection depicts a selection of many miniature mockups of national and global historical monuments that are under construction at a “Mini World” theme park in Malayer, western Iran, on July 2017-07-11 09:03

    “Mini World” theme park under construction in Iran

    A photo collection depicts a selection of many miniature mockups of national and global historical monuments that are under construction at a “Mini World” theme park in Malayer, western Iran, on July 8, 2017.

  • An exterior view of Dariush Hotel on Kish Island, southern Iran 2017-07-10 18:31

    Iran’s tropical island to launch giant winter recreation hub

    TEHRAN – Kish Free Zone Organization has started construction of a massive winter recreation center in a bid to lure more domestic and foreign travelers to the southern Iranian island, yet expand its tourism infrastructure with a regional outlook.

  • An undated photo released by IRNA depicts people visiting an enormous mansion set within the well-manicured Narenjestan garden, itself a major tourist destination in Shiraz, southern Iran. 2017-07-09 08:47

    Narenjestan garden, a tourist hotspot in Shiraz

    An undated photo released by IRNA depicts people visiting an enormous mansion set within the well-manicured Narenjestan garden, itself a major tourist destination in Shiraz, southern Iran.

  • CHTHO to introduce disable-friendly tourist sites 2017-07-09 08:46

    CHTHO to introduce disable-friendly tourist sites

    TEHRAN – The Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization of Iran is working on a website that will provide information on destinations across the country which are suitable for disabled persons.

  • Centuries-old cisterns on Iran’s Qeshm Island, southern Iran 2017-07-08 18:56

    Qeshm cisterns nominated for UNESCO prize

    TEHRAN – An innovative approach to revive ancient water structures on the Persian Gulf island of Qeshm in southern Iran has been nominated for the 2017 UNESCO Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

  • A traditional marketplace in Rasht, northern Iran 2017-07-04 09:30

    Iran attends UNESCO annual assembly on creative cities

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization Deputy Director Bahman Namvar-Motlaq participated in the 12th annual meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), which was held in Enghien-les-Bains, a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, from June 29 to July 2.

  •  A file photo shows people visiting the three-story Amir Chakhmaq Complex in Yazd, central Iran. 2017-07-01 19:36

    Explore fascinating wonders of Iran with The Telegraph tours

    TEHRAN – The Telegraph in close collaboration with Wild Frontiers is set to embark on all-inclusive package tours to Iran in 2018 in a manner that offers sightseers a deeper soaking up into the history and culture of the ancient land.

  • A general view of Kazan Cathedral in St Petersburg, Russia 2017-06-28 21:28

    World Cup expected to draw many Iranians to Russia

    TEHRAN – The 2018 FIFA World Cup is anticipated to lure many Iranian fans to Russia as Iran national team has been qualified for the prestigious event which will be held next year.

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    The travel ban at the Supreme Court

    Trump cares a lot about winning, or at least the appearance of it.

  • Colorful houses are seen in a steep slope of Filband, a mountainous village adjacent to Babol in northern Iran, Mazandaran province, on June 23, 2017. 2017-06-25 13:19

    Filband, a village atop the clouds!

    Colorful houses are seen in a steep slope of Filband, a mountainous village adjacent to Babol in northern Iran, Mazandaran province, on June 23, 2017.

  • Italian marathon runner Paolo Venturini in an undated photo. 2017-06-23 10:37

    Italian runner to defy Iran’s hot desert with eye on world record

    TEHRAN – Italian marathon runner Paolo Venturini is slated to run across Iran’s Lut Desert, known as the hottest spot on Earth, to try and set a Guinness World Record, Mehr reported on Tuesday.

  •  A view of Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine in Kerman province 2017-06-23 10:36

    NGOs helping restore historic sites in Kerman

    TEHRAN – A patchwork of historical places scattered across the southern province of Kerman has been or being restored to their heyday glory by the assistance of non-governmental organizations, CHTN reported on Monday.

  • Iran’s tourism chief Zahra Ahmadipour (R) presents a gift to Vietnam’s Ambassador Nguyen Hong Thach in Tehran, June 20, 2017. 2017-06-23 10:36

    Iran eyes boost in marine, agritourism co-op with Vietnam

    TEHRAN – Iran is interested in ramping up cooperation with Vietnam in the areas of marine traveling and agritourism, ISNA reported.

  • An undated photo shows a circle of foreign and domestic visitors to the ruins of Persepolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Iran. 2017-06-21 17:32

    Iran sets sights on 6.5m foreign tourist arrivals

    TEHRAN – Iran aims to draw some 6.5 million foreign travelers by the end of the current calendar year 1396 (March 20, 2018), though the country’s tourism infrastructure and public services are in need to be improved, a senior tourism official said on Monday.

  • Iran’s tourism chief Zahra Ahmadipour (C) addresses a travel meeting on Russia in Tehran on June 17, 2017. 2017-06-20 09:41

    Iran seeks balanced tourism ties with Russia

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism chief on Saturday urged the need to achieve a balance between the inbound and outbound tourist flows that currently exist between the country and Russia.

  • A view of the restored Zeinoddin Caravanserai in Yazd, the 16th-century structure has been turned into a tourist lodging. 2017-06-17 20:36

    Caravanserais, ancient roadside inns

    TEHRAN – Along the major roads that connect Iranian cities one can see many abandoned caravanserais, ancient roadside inns that brought comfort to travelers and their livestock on trade routes, including those on the legendary Silk Road.

  • Chinese tourists clad in regional Iranian attire pose for a photo while standing atop Falak-ol-Aflak Castle, a Sassanid-era fortress that dominates the city of Khorramabad in Lorestan province, wester 2017-06-14 19:16

    Iran seeks to broaden travel ties with East Asia

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism chief has said the country aims to deepen tourism ties with East Asian states.

  • Badab-e Surt astonishes visitors with dreamy views 2017-06-14 10:29

    Badab-e Surt astonishes visitors with dreamy views

    A scenic destination for eco-travelers in northern Iran, Badab-e Surt bargains its visitors with a striking panorama of rust-colored travertine terraces adjacent to the Alborz mountain range.

  • Sunny, a seven-story cruise ship, makes its maiden voyage from Kish to Qeshm, two resort islands in the Persian Gulf, May 14, 2017. 2017-06-12 20:22

    Omani travelers allowed to ship own cars to Iran

    TEHRAN – Marine travels from Oman have been facilitated with providing tourists with the right to ship their own vehicles to Iran’s Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf.

  • An exterior view of Vakil Caravansary in Kerman province, southern Iran. 2017-06-10 19:05

    Historical lodgings can buttress Iranian hospitality industry

    TEHRAN – Abundant historical mansions scattered across Iran, if restored properly as tourist lodgings, can bolster hospitality industry of the country that is steadily becoming a hot tourist destination.

  • A general view of the Burnt City, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Sistan-Baluchestan Province, southeast Iran. 2017-06-07 21:38

    Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan lures tourism investors: official

    TEHRAN – Sistan-Baluchestan, a southeastern Iranian province, is more and more attracting tourism investors in particular in its ecotourism and hospitality sector, the provincial tourism chief says.

  • An undated picture released by irandoostan.com shows Western travelers posing for a photo near Chehel Sotoun, a Safavid-era pavilion in Isfahan, central Iran. 2017-06-05 19:08

    No restrictions for American travelers to visit Iran

    TEHRAN – Problems in issuing Iran visas for U.S. nationals have been solved so that they can easily obtain the entry permission for traveling to the country, says the chief executive of the Iranian Tour Operators Association.

  • Beat the heat: Tehran adjacent to myriad natural destinations 2017-06-01 02:26

    Beat the heat: Tehran adjacent to myriad natural destinations

    TEHRAN – Though Tehran inspires many travelers with its art, history and majesty, the summer is the right time for its residents who have been fancying to escape from its scorching temperature to a wealth of cool tourist spots dotted nearby the bustling metropolis.

  • A general view of Anzali Free Zone in northern Iran. 2017-05-31 19:05

    Anzali Free Zone on way to be a tourist hotspot

    TEHRAN – Soaring numbers of travelers to Anzali Free Zone along with ongoing efforts to boost its tourism infrastructure are sure signs that it is on track to become a bustling tourist hub in northern Iran.

  • A file photo depicts a Western sightseer looking at a travel book on Iran. 2017-05-30 09:22

    Iran to extend “rest facilities” to cope with tourist influx

    TEHRAN – Iran’s booming tourism industry is putting a strain on public infrastructure across the country, particularly on public toilets, and this is a concern that is to be addressed through building new rest facilities nationwide.

  • PHOTO: People protest against President Donald Trump’s travel ban in New York City, U.S., February 1, 2017. (Reuters/Brendan McDermid) 2017-05-27 18:56

    U.S. cuts April visas for Iranian nationals by half yr/yr

    TEHRAN – The number of U.S. non-immigrant visas issued to Iranian nationals has dropped by 52 percent in April compared to the same month last year, Newsweek reported on Friday.

  • The skyline of Yazd, a historical city in central Iran that embraces rich cultural heritage and traditional architecture. 2017-05-27 18:56

    UNESCO World Heritage Committee to put Yazd to vote in July

    TEHRAN – The ancient city of Yazd, central Iran, will be assessed as a candidate for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage list during the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee, which will be held on July 2-12 in Krakow, Poland.