Officials propose closer Iranian, Spanish tourism ties

January 26, 2019

TEHRAN – Tehran ambassador to Madrid has proposed Iranian travel marketers and tourism entrepreneurs to deepen ties with their Spanish counterparts, IRNA reported on Friday.

Speaking on the sidelines of the 39th FITUR tourism trade fair in Madrid, Hassan Qashqavi suggested to make the best use of Spain’s rich experience in tourism and build strong and purposeful link with the Spanish tourism officials and activists.

Meanwhile, Ali-Asghar Mounesan, chief of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, used the context of U.S.-led sanctions against Iran to discuss how the country is doing its best to lessen sanctions effects on its tourism industry.

Mounesan said that the CHHTO and the Iranian Foreign Ministry have made efforts jointly to facilitate traveling to the Islamic Republic.

“Leaving no stamps on passports and issuing e-visas are among the measures taken in that connection,” said Mounesan, hoping the measures will serve as incentives for promotion of tourism and generating higher incomes, the report said.

Live performances of regional music, craft workshops, public meetings, as well as exhibits of handicrafts, souvenirs and handmade clothing are among programs Iran’s pavilion pursues at the 39th FITUR tourism trade fair, which comes to an end on January 27.

AFM/MQ/MG

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