Ali Asghar Mounesan

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  • Foreign travelers pose for a photo during their stay at Arg-e Radkan, a traditional inn in Radkan Village, Khorasan Razavi province. 2018-01-06 20:04

    Iran allocates $600m to develop rural crafts, tourism

    TEHRAN – The Iranian administration has approved a bill allocating 24 trillion rials (some $600 million) to empowering rural areas and small towns in arenas of handicraft-associated jobs, ecotourism and hospitality industry.

  • Foreign nationals look at blue-tiled mosaics of Imam Mosque, a Safavid-era monument in Isfahan, central Iran. 2018-01-03 19:51

    ‘Virtual tour operators’ to get off the ground

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has unveiled a campaign to enroll eligible students and graduates in all fields of study as ‘virtual tour operators’.

  • Iran’s tourist spots on Turkish Airlines’ ad network 2017-11-29 20:16

    Iran’s tourist spots on Turkish Airlines ad network

    TEHRAN – Tourist attractions of five Iranian cities have been put on the Turkish Airlines’ advertisement network in a bid to promote their charms in a bigger scene.   

  • International and domestic travelers pose for a photo during visit to a traditional pottery workshop in Tabriz, northeast Iran, while one of them is flashing a logo for the Tabriz 2018 event. 2017-11-25 20:23

    Tourism chief calls on private sector to assist ‘Tabriz 2018’

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism chief has called for a partnership between domestic travel companies and associated businesses to help organize ‘Tabriz 2018’, an event which marks the naming of Tabriz as the capital of Islamic tourism.

  • ‘Media should broaden outlook towards handicrafts’ 2017-11-05 08:21

    By Afshin Majlesi

    ‘Media should broaden outlook towards handicrafts’

    A senior official with the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization urges media to assume an extended role in promoting the “proper usage” of national handicrafts.

  • Iran considering visa waiver for ‘target’ countries 2017-10-29 10:07

    Iran considering visa waiver for ‘target’ countries

    TEHRAN – Iran tourism chief has said that the country is considering to grant visa-free entry to nationals of several ‘target’ countries.

  • A craftswoman meticulously brush paints a traditional fruit pot in an undated photo. 2017-10-23 20:55

    Handicraft exports sees ten-fold rise to $2b

    TEHRAN – Iran has set a goal to increase the value of handicraft exports per annum to $2 billion by 2021 from currently around $240 million, the director of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) said on Saturday.

  • Turkish investors to visit Iran on hotel building plan 2017-10-21 20:07

    Turkish investors to visit Iran on hotel building plan

    TEHRAN – A delegation of Turkish investors and tour operators will follow up on the issue of building ten five-star hotels in Iran during a visit to the country within the next two months, Iran’s tourism chief says.

  •  Armenia’s Minister of Culture Armen Amirian (R) and Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization Director Ali-Asghar Mounesan cut the ribbon on “Armenia and Iran: Memory of The Land 2017-10-18 19:48

    Iran-Armenia exhibit conveys massage of peace and friendship

    TEHRAN – Top Iranian and Armenian cultural officials and figures cut the ribbon on a joint exhibition of historical relics at the National Museum of Iran on Tuesday. Titled “Armenia and Iran: Memory of The Land”, the event is aimed to relay a message of peace and friendship.

  • Foreign travelers pose for a photo during their visit to the UNESCO-registered Persepolis, in southern Iran. 2017-10-16 20:25

    Booming small businesses can buttress tourism in Iran: official

    TEHRAN – Empowering small businesses can be used as an initiative which can consequently cater to boom in the country’s travel and hospitality sectors, said Ali-Asghar Mounesan, the director of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization.

  • An Iranian troupe performs during a ceremony to mark World Tourism Day at Tehran’s International Conference Center, September 19, 2017. 2017-09-26 21:21

    ‘Tourism brings hope, prosperity and understanding’

    TEHRAN – Tourism brings hope, prosperity and understanding to so many lives and livelihoods all over the world, says secretary general of the World Tourism Organization.

  • Tourism ministers and high-profile representatives of various countries pose for a photo during the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu, China, September 13, 2017. 2017-09-14 02:20

    Iran offers ‘best use of communication technologies’ to spur tourism growth

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism chief on Wednesday urged global representatives at a UNWTO General Assembly to make the best use of digital technologies particularly in communication arena as a means for developing worldwide tourism and hospitality sectors.

  • CTHTO Director Ali-Asghar Mounesan speaks in an undated photo. 2017-08-30 18:55

    Each tourist means 30 barrels of oil in revenues for Iran

    TEHRAN – Every single foreign tourist visiting Iran spends an average of $1,200, bringing in income as much as exporting 30 barrels of oil, the Iranian tourism chief said in a meaningful comparison as the country seeks to cut reliance on oil incomes.

  • Mohammad Moheb-Khodai speaks in an undated photo 2017-08-23 18:23

    CHTHO chief names deputy director for tourism

    TEHRAN – The newly-appointed director of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization Ali-Asghar Mounesan has selected Mohammad Moheb-Khodai as his deputy for tourism affairs.

  • 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.

  • 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.