Tourism chief to attend ITB Berlin, visit German officials

March 6, 2017

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.

During her stay, Ahmadipour is also slated to hold separate talks with Claudia Roth, the deputy president of the German Parliament, and Taleb Rifai, the secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), CHTN reported on Monday.

Known as the World’s Largest Travel Trade Show, the ITB Berlin focuses on the ‘International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017’, a slogan introduced by the UNWTO earlier this year.

Tour operators, online booking portals and hotels, and many other service providers from over 180 countries will present their products and services at the event.

An undated photo above depicts Zahra Ahmadipour who presides over Iran's Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization

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