tourism

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  • An interior view of Malek al-Tojjar boutique hotel that has been repurposed from a historic mansion in Yazd, central Iran. Yesterday 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.

  •  A poster for “Iranian Cuisine, Tourism Culture” festival 2017-07-25 09:10

    Gorgan to host culinary festival

    TEHRAN – Gorgan, the capital of Golestan Province in northern Iran, will host a culinary festival from August 2 to 4.

  • 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.

  • A view of Babak fortress, a tourist destination in West Azarbaijan Province, northwest Iran 2017-07-24 17:56

    Under tourists’ eyes: Challenging Babak fortress

    TEHRAN – High in the mountains at an altitude of 2,300 meters lies the relatively well-preserved Babak fortress, a tourist destination near Kaleybar in West Azarbaijan Province, northwest Iran.

  • Iranian tourism firms to attend French fair in Sept. 2017-07-23 09:33

    Iranian tourism firms to attend French fair in Sept.

    TEHRAN - A total of 14 Iranian tourism-associated businesses are scheduled to showcase handicrafts, traditions, and tourism potentials of the country at the 39th IFTM Top Resa, which will be held in Paris from Sept. 26 to 29.

  • A view of the Yazd Water Museum with one of its life-sized wax effigies in the foreground.  2017-07-23 09:29

    Under tourists’ eyes: Yazd Water Museum

    TEHRAN – The historical city of Yazd in central Iran is famous for its qanats. Yazd Water Museum, one of the best of its kind, is devoted to the brave men who built such underground aqueducts in the past.

  • A view of the Dezful bridge constructed on Dez River, southwest Iran 2017-07-16 09:01

    Sassanid-era bridge in southwest Iran undergoes urgent restoration

    TEHRAN – A Sassanid-era bridge that its foundation dates back to roughly 1,700 years ago has underwent some vital restoration works in Dezful, southwest Iran.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • ICCIMA to host startup demo on tourism 2017-06-29 16:34

    ICCIMA to host startup demo on tourism

    TEHRAN – Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) seeks to commercialize technological ideas associated with tourism by setting up a startup demo in Tehran on August 3.

  • 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.

  • A combination photo shows interlinked tunnels, rooms and corridors of Samen subterranean settlement that after more than a decade of excavations still keeps clues to ancient life in west-central Iran. 2017-06-25 13:21

    Subterranean settlement holds secrets of life in west-central

    A combination photo shows interlinked tunnels, rooms and corridors of Samen subterranean settlement that after more than a decade of excavations still keeps clues to ancient life in west-central Iran. Some human remains are also seen in the pictures released by entekhab.ir on April 10, 2017.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Picture depicts the ruins of Vakili Mansion in Neyshabour, northeast Iran, June 19, 2017. 2017-06-20 22:00

    Historic Vakili Mansion needs refurbishment

    Picture depicts the historic Vakili Mansion in Neyshabour, northeast Iran, June 19, 2017.

  • 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 Bandar Abbas, a port city in southern Iran. 2017-06-20 09:37

    Muscat-Bandar Abbas flight in the pipeline

    TEHRAN – An Omani airline is seeking to launch charter flights between Muscat and the port city of Bandar Abbas in Iran’s Hormozgan province, a provincial tourism official has said without providing further details.

  • ISIRI Director Nayyereh Pirouzbakht in an undated photo 2017-06-18 10:17

    ISIRI plans to set standards to uphold halal tourism

    TEHRAN – The Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran (ISIRI) plans to establish a set of standards to promote Halal tourism in the country.

  • 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.

  • CHTHO Deputy Director Morteza Rahmani-Movahhed (R) attends an unveiling ceremony for the poster of the 4th national festival of tourism partnership in Tehran on June 11, 2017. 2017-06-13 09:48

    Iran’s tourism event chooses hospitality as theme

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism body has decided to make hospitality the running theme of the 4th edition of the national festival of tourism partnership, which is scheduled to be held in September.

  • 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.