Zahra Ahmadipour

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  • علی اصغر مونسان 2017-08-13 19:29

    Mounesan named Iran’s new tourism chief

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani in a decree on Sunday appointed Ali-Asghar Mounesan as the new director of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization.

  • A view of St. Basil’s Cathedral, a major tourist destination in Moscow 2017-08-12 19:40

    Iranian tourist arrivals to Russia rise 9% in H1

    TEHRAN – The number of Iranian travelers who visited Russia during the first half of 2017 has witnessed 9 percent year-on-year growth, according to Rostourism - Russia’s Federal Agency for Tourism.

  • CHTHO Director Zahra Ahmadipour presents a gift to Kazakhstan’s Minister of Culture and Sports Arystanbek Mukhamediuly during a meeting in Tehran on August 8, 2017. 2017-08-09 20:05

    Tehran, Astana seeking an upswing in tourism ties

    TEHRAN - Iranian and Kazak officials have called for stronger tourism ties especially in marine and medical spheres.

  • A view of Mostowfi al-Mamalek garden in northern Iran with its historical mansion in the foreground  2017-08-02 18:29

    Mostowfi al-Mamalek garden made national heritage site

    TEHRAN – The historical Mostowfi al-Mamalek garden in northern Mazandaran province has recently been inscribed on the national heritage list.

  • A craftswoman hand paints traditional Iranian potteries in an undated photo. 2017-08-01 09:01

    Tehran set to host national crafts exhibit in August

    TEHRAN - Wide-ranging Iranian handcrafts from every corner of the country will be put on show at the 28th National Crafts Exhibition, which will be held at the Tehran Permanent International Fairground from August 23 to 29.

  • An interior view of Malek al-Tojjar boutique hotel that has been repurposed from a historic mansion in Yazd, central Iran. 2017-07-26 18:35

    Tourism needs more private sector investment: CHTHO chief

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism body is counting on the private sector to invest more in the country’s hospitality sector, encouraging it to take up the slack as moves to cede state-run tourism affairs to privately-owned entrepreneurs and entities are underway.

  • Mirhadi Qareseyyed-Romiani in an undated photo 2017-07-24 18:06

    CHTHO appoints new deputy director for tourism

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization Director Zahra Ahmadipour on Saturday appointed Mirhadi Qareseyyed-Romiani as the new deputy for tourism affairs.

  • 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.

  • An undated photo depicts a Mahan Air passenger jet taking off from Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport over the city skyline. 2017-06-24 18:16

    Iranian airlines expand intl. flights to spur tourism growth

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Mahan Air and Zagros Airlines have recently launched new direct flights to Spain and Russia respectively in a bid to accelerate the pace of tourism growth in the country.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ICCROM Director-General Stefano De Caro (L) talks to Iran’s tourism chief Zahra Ahmadipour in Tehran, May 3, 2017. 2017-05-21 09:30

    Iran strengthens commitment to cultural heritage, ICCROM says

    TEHRAN – Iran reaffirms deeper commitment to preserving its cultural heritage as the country extends restorations projects to beyond its borderlines, the International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) announced on its website on May 18.

  • A view of the UNESCO-inscribed historical bazaar in Tabriz 2017-05-14 09:27

    Museum of bazaar and occupations opens in Tabriz

    TEHRAN – A three-story museum complex dedicated to traditional bazaar (marketplace) of Tabriz and its associated occupations has opened its doors to the public in the northwestern Iranian city.

  • ‘ECO puts tourism boost atop agenda’ 2017-05-12 18:00

    ‘ECO puts tourism boost atop agenda’

    TEHRAN – The Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) has placed a high priority on the expansion of tourism industry amongst the member states, the visiting ECO deputy secretary-general Ahsan Ali Mangi said on Wednesday.

  • A poster for the Second Iranian Woman Tourism Rally 2017-05-10 17:23

    All-women tourism rally flags off in Tehran

    TEHRAN – The first leg of an all-women tourism rally kicked off early on Wednesday during an official ceremony which was held at the foot of Azadi Tower in western Tehran.

  • A view of Malham Darreh, a touristic village in the northwestern Hamadan province 2017-05-08 18:16

    Ecotourism growth suggests solution for village-city migration

    TEHRAN – The expansion of ecotourism contributes to regional development while lessens irregular migration from rural areas to major cities, a top tourism official has said.

  • ICCROM Director-General Stefano De Caro (L) speaks with CHTHO Director Zahra Ahmadipour during a meeting in Tehran, May 3, 2017. 2017-05-06 20:30

    ICCROM expertise to help Iran preserve historical sites

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization aims to cement collaboration with the International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), in a bid to accelerate preservation of numerous historical sites scattered across the country.

  • CHTHO Director Zahra Ahmadipour presents a gift to Juan Alfredo Pinto Saavedra, Colombia’s accredited ambassador to Tehran, on May 2, 2017. 2017-05-04 11:52

    Iran, Colombia move to deepen tourism, handicrafts ties

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism chief and Colombia’s accredited ambassador to Tehran have welcomed further cooperation in the arenas of tourism, cultural heritage, and handicrafts, IRNA reported.

  •  Photo shows a collection of Iranian potteries that are meticulously inlaid with enamel 2017-04-22 18:10

    Annual handicraft exports at $237m: tourism chief

    TEHRAN – Iran exported $237 million of handicrafts in the past Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20, IRNA quoted the head of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization as saying.

  • 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.

  • A general view of the four-star Kurd Hotel in Saqqez 2017-03-31 08:45

    Iran to provide more lodging facilities for Noruz next year

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft Organization plans to provide more lodging facilities for passengers who will travel during Iran’s new year holidays, called Noruz, next year, its Director Zahra Ahmadipour announced on Wednesday.

  • 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.

  • A view of Iran’s pavilion at the 51st ITB Berlin 2017-03-11 20:40

    Iran broadly promotes tourism at ITB Berlin

    TEHRAN – Over 30 Iranian tourism-associated businesses including transport operators and hotel managers are showcasing full charms of the country at the 51st ITB Berlin -- Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin, which wraps up today.

  •  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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Historical relics repatriated from Belgium, Italy and the U.S. are on show at National Museum of Iran on February 6, 2017. 2017-02-09 19:41

    Tehran museum showcasing extensive repatriated artifacts

    TEHRAN – A total of 550 historical relics including sculptures, earthenware and jewelries, repatriated from Belgium, Italy and the U.S., have been put on show at the National Museum of Iran.