Iran's chamber of commerce to stage startup demo on tourism

August 2, 2017 - 18:29

TEHRAN – Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) will host its 4th startup demo on tourism in Tehran on August 6, in a bid to commercialize technological ideas that may buttress travel sector of the country.

A selection of eight Iranian startup businesses will attend the event, which will revolve around virtual tourism, handicrafts, hospitality and recreational facilities as dominant themes. 

Back in June, Iman Mehdizadeh, the secretary of the event, said “We have decided to fulfill technology needs [in tourism sector] through indigenous approaches and methods and startups are the best option in this regard.”

Recognizing the necessities for promoting tourism as well as introducing talented designers and innovators to investors in this field are amongst the main goals the event pursues, Mehdizadeh added.

The startup demo is organized under the auspices of the Pardis Technology Park, the private sector and in close collaboration with the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization.

Iran has launched extensive plans to bolster its tourism sector. Under its 2025 Tourism Vision Plan, the country is expecting to increase the number of tourism arrivals from 4.8 million in 2014 to 20 million in 2025.

CAPTION: An undated photo shows a circle of foreign and domestic visitors to the ruins of Persepolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Iran.

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