Kish sets sights on more travelers, intl. events

March 11, 2019

TEHRAN – As an established leisure destination, Iran’s Kish Island, plans to attract more travelers by playing host to further regional and international events.

CEO of Kish Free Zone Organization (KFZO) on Sunday said that the Persian Gulf island of is prepared to host major events both in regional and international scales.

“Having proper environment, coastlines, transport and recreational infrastructures, tourism attractions and suitable sports amenities, Kish Island enjoys high capacity for hosting regional and international events,” Gholamhossein Mozaffari told IRNA.

The coral island hosted six international events including five sports-related exhibitions and a scientific-research conference over the past few days, he stated.

Those events had been organized within just 10 days, he said, adding “It can demonstrate high capacity and good infrastructures of the island for turning it into a hub for international events, exhibitions and conferences.”

The KFZO is in charge of handling the infrastructure affairs, development and economic growth, creating job opportunities, attracting local and foreign investors, regulating the good and labor market and ultimately utilizing the Island’s tourist potentials.

Over the past couple of decades, Kish has become a beach resort where visitors can swim, shop and sample a laid-back and relatively liberated local lifestyle. It is home to free-trade-zone status, with ever growing hotels, shopping centers, apartment blocks and retail complexes.

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