300 eco-lodges running across Kerman province

November 15, 2018

TEHRAN – A total of 300 eco-lodges have so far been inaugurated across southeastern Kerman province, of which 108 were launched during the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21), the provincial tourism chief has said.

The major benefit of setting up these residences is lengthening traveler stays in rural areas, which caters to sustainable employment and development of the countryside, Gholamreza Farrokhi said, ISNA reported.

Talking on quality of services, the official stated, “Fortunately, over 40 hours of training courses have been offered to managers of these residences, which has had a significant impact on providing services to tourists, especially foreign travelers.”

More eco-lodges can compensate for accommodation shortages that the province is still facing, the official added.

The big and sprawling Kerman province has been a cultural melting pot since antiquity, blending Persians with subcontinental tribe dwellers. It is home to myriad historical sites and scenic landscapes such as Bazaar-e Sartasari, Jabalieh Dome, Ganjali Khan Bathhouse, Malek Jameh Mosque and Shahdad Desert to name a few.

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