Old schools in Kerman to be turned into eco-lodges, guest houses

July 17, 2018

TEHRAN – Old and abandoned schools will be transformed into eco-lodges and guest houses in order to develop hospitality industry across towns and villages in Kerman province, southeastern Iran.

In this regard, the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has called for closer cooperation with local authorities, CHTN quoted Gholamreza Farrokhi, the provincial tourism chief, as saying on Sunday.

“We should exploit untapped potential to develop tourist accommodation,” Farrokhi said.

“Historical structures hold considerable tourism potential and can cater to boost arrivals if properly restored and renovated,” the official added.

Iran plans to add 2,000 eco-lodges to its budding hospitality industry until 2021.

Having a very diverse natural setting, the country offers a lively and interesting environment to nature lovers. Sightseers may live with a nomad or rural family or enjoy an independent stay.

AFM/MQ/MG

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