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  • A view of Maranjab Desert in central Iran Yesterday 03:11

    By: Edalat Abedini

    Maranjab: Combination of desert, nature and history

    In addition to beaches, jungles, mountains and green areas, there are multiple and beautiful deserts in central parts of Iran. Beautiful Maranjab Desert is one of the most popular deserts of Iran that attracts many tourists from Iran and other countries every year.

  • A view of Bisotun bas-relief in Kermanshah Province, western Iran. It is associated with the Achaemenid king Darius I and bears three different cuneiform script languages. 2017-03-29 16:33

    Bisotun bears testimony to eloquent art scene of prehistoric Iran

    TEHRAN – Bisotun bas-relief bears exceptional testimony to the distinctive visual arts in prehistoric Iran. It is nested on an elevated limestone cliff of a mountain of the same name in Iran’s western Kermanshah Province.

  • 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 open-top double-decker tourist bus is seen before Azadi Tower in western Tehran on March 23, 2017. 2017-03-23 15:54

    Double-decker bus offers hop-on, hop-off tour in Tehran

    An open-top double-decker tourist bus is seen before Azadi Tower in western Tehran on March 23, 2017.

  • A view general of Tehran with snow-clad Alborz mountain range in the background 2017-03-20 11:41

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Time to see another face of Tehran during Noruz

    TEHRAN – Noruz, the ancient, national festive of the Iranians, is the right time for those who have been for long fancying being in Tehran.

  • 02br1 tekin.jpg 2017-03-14 21:28

    Iran’s caution on Turkey travel a blow to ties: Ankara envoy

    TEHRAN – The Turkish Ambassador to Iran, Riza Hakan Tekin, has accused Tehran of launching what he called “smear campaigns” against Turkey, stressing it will negatively influence bilateral ties between the neighboring countries.  

  • Iran Foreign ministry central building 2017-03-12 21:18

    Iran warns its citizens about Turkey trip

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday issued a statement warning Iranians about traveling to Turkey.

  • 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.

  • 02br2 qashqavi.jpg 2017-03-08 06:44

    Iran launches electronic visa system

    TEHRAN – Iran on Tuesday made operational an electronic visa system that works with visitors from more than 180 countries.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • An exterior view of the Zeinodin Caravanserai in southern Iran 2017-02-23 19:27

    Under visitors’ eyes: Centuries-old Zeinodin Caravanserai

    TEHRAN - For some visitors to Iran staying at or even a short visit to a caravanserai seems to be a must. The 16th-century Zeinodin Caravanserai, which is tastefully renovated, is amongst such time-honored roadside inns.

  • 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.

  • Wood carving sculptures on show a permanent handicrafts marketplace in Khomeini Shahr, central Iran 2017-02-23 08:16

    Permanent handicrafts marketplace opens in Khomeini Shahr

    TEHRAN – A permanent handicrafts marketplace opened its doors to the public in the city of Khomeini Shahr, central Isfahan Province, on Tuesday, in line with policies that the government pursues to liven up traditional crafts skills.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • An Iranian woman shows off a henna tattoo of floral motif on her palm at the 10th Tehran International Tourism Exhibition on February 6, 2017. 2017-02-08 21:37

    In Focus: Ethnic traditions on show at Tehran Intl. Tourism Exhibition

    An Iranian woman shows off a henna tattoo of floral motif on her palm at the 10th Tehran International Tourism Exhibition on February 6, 2017.

  • 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.

  • Intl. tour guides visit historical Iranian city of Qazvin 2017-02-07 20:28

    ‘Peace ambassadors’ in Iran

    TEHRAN - Iran hosted around 320 tour guides from about 40 countries in the 17th World Federation of Tour Guides Association (WFTGA) Convention. The event took place from January 28 to February 1, 2017 in Tehran.

  • A group traverse the mega dunes on the eastern flank of the Lut Desert in Iran. (Photo credit: Jerome Poulin/Secret Compass) 2017-02-07 09:25

    Traversing giant dunes in Lut Desert: A wild, remote adventure in Iran

    Iran’s Lut Desert with its giant dunes, shifting sands, salt plains and wind-hewn kaluts provides an epic journey of breathtaking beauty and wilderness, as seen in these images from a 15-day trek with Secret Compass.

  • 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.

  • خانه هنرمندان ایران 2017-02-01 18:49

    IAF showcasing Iranian handicrafts

    TEHRAN - A wide range of traditional and modern Iranian handicrafts have been put on show at the Iranian Artists Forum in downtown Tehran.

  • Iran and Azerbaijan flags 2017-01-29 09:21

    Tehran, Baku explore ways to deepen tourism ties

    TEHRAN – Iran and Azerbaijan have discussed developing cooperation in the areas related to tourism.

  • American couple in Iran 2017-01-28 20:36

    American couple in Iran

    An American couple take pictures at a historical site in Qazivin, central Iran. As tour guides the couple have travelled to Iran to participate in the 17th World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) Convention hosted by Iran from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1. Tehran Times/ Farhad Safari

  • Opening ceremony of the 17th World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations in Tehran 2017-01-28 18:48

    Opening ceremony of the 17th World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations in Tehran

    “The era of building walls between nations has come to an end, Rouhani said addressing the opening ceremony of the 17th World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) Convention in Tehran on Saturday 28 Jan 2016. Photo: Tehran Times/ Majid Asgaripour

  • 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.

  • Intl. tour guides visit historical Iranian city of Qazvin 2017-01-28 18:19

    Intl. tour guides visit historical Iranian city of Qazvin

    Over 140 tour guides from 35 countries visit the historical Iranian city of Qazvin on January 26, 2017. The tourism activists embarked on a three-day sightseeing ahead of the 17th World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations Convention, which will be held in Tehran from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1. Tehran Times/ Farhad Safari

  •  A poster for the 17th World Federation of Tourist Guide Association Convention 2017-01-25 18:07

    Foreign tour guides start pre-WFTGA sightseeing in Iran

    TEHRAN – Over 140 tour guides from 35 countries on Wednesday embarked on a three-day sightseeing in Iran ahead of the 17th World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations convention, which will be held in Tehran from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1.