Zahra Ahmadipour

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  • An undated photo depicts a Mahan Air passenger jet taking off from Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport over the city skyline. Yesterday 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.

  • CHTHO Director Zahra Ahmadipour presents a gift to South African Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom in Tehran on February 6, 2017. 2017-02-09 16:20

    Iran, S. Africa plan joint working group on tourism

    TEHRAN – Iran and South Africa are planning to broaden tourism ties through forming a joint working group, which will be tasked with drafting a memorandum of understanding.

  • 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.

  • Espinas Palace Hotel 2017-01-30 18:20

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Global hotel industry seeks to boost foothold in Iran, reaping gain from tourist influx

    With Iran steadily becoming a hot tourist destination, several international hotel companies are looking to establish footholds in the country, as the government has pledged support for the flourishing sector to cope with the tourist influx.

  • Opening ceremony of the 17th World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations in Tehran 2017-01-28 18:30

    17th WFTGA Convention kicks off in Tehran

    Tourism serves as ‘a bridge between nations’, Rouhani says

    TEHRAN - President Hassan Rouhani has said tourism and tour guides serve as bridges between nations and links between different cultures and civilizations.

  • صنایع دستی کردستان 2017-01-25 10:23

    Top Iranian handicraft exporters, associates honored

    TEHRAN - Top Iranian handicraft exporters and associates, including managers of exemplary online crafts stores, were honored in a ceremony held in Tehran on Tuesday.

  • Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization Director Zahra Ahmadipour visits Arak 2017-01-22 13:58

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    Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization Director Zahra Ahmadipour (R) visits a carpet-weaving workshop during her sojourn to the central city of Arak on January 19, 2017. (TEHRAN TIMES / Fatemeh Abedi)