• What are expert prospects for tourism recovery? 2021-10-09 18:32

    What are expert prospects for tourism recovery?

    TEHRAN – Though international tourism has revealed signs of a rebound as some destinations eased travel restrictions over the past couple of months, the lack of international coordination and slow vaccination rates in several countries and regions suggest it may need a longer time to bounce back.

  • Foreign arrivals to Iran plunge 94 percent in face of virus 2021-02-19 20:12

    Foreign arrivals to Iran plunge 94 percent in face of virus

    TEHRAN – The number of foreign visitors to Iran plunged 94% in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 20, 2020), from a year earlier, government data showed on Wednesday, as the coronavirus pandemic takes a heavy toll of the tourism industry.

  • تحقیق 2021-01-02 17:58

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    R&D still unappreciated

    The national budget bill for the next year (March 2021-March 2022) was submitted to the parliament on December 2, but the research and development sector has remained unappreciated like the previous years so that its share of the national budget is less than one percent of the gross domestic product.

  • Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan (L) talks to a correspondent during his visit to the Mehr news agency on October 3, 2020.  2020-10-06 00:01

    Iran’s tourism achieves growth despite sanctions: minister

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism sector achieved a growth [of almost ten percent year on year] in the previous Iranian calendar year 1398 (March 2019-March 2020) despite the adverse effects of the U.S. sanctions, Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan said on Saturday.

  • Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan speaks in an undated photo. 2020-08-27 02:09

    Nonzero: only 74 international travelers visit Iran during spring

    TEHRAN – The number of foreign travelers to Iran has drastically plunged due to the global coronavirus pandemic as the Islamic Republic registered only 74 visits during the spring season.

  • Travelers visit the historical Rudkhan castle in Gilan province, northern Iran. 2019-12-13 18:12

    Gilan province selected to start Iran’s comprehensive tourism plan

    TEHRAN – The northern province of Gilan has been selected as the first province to start the country’s comprehensive tourism plan, which is to be developed under the auspices of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

  • Ali-Asghar Mounesan in an undated photo 2019-10-11 18:11

    2,451 tourism projects worth $47b underway: minister

    TEHRAN – A total of 2,451 tourism-related projects worth 2,000 trillion rials (about $47 billion) are being implemented across the country, tourism chief said on Thursday.

  • File photo: People walk pass the Azadi Tower, western Tehran. The inverted-Y-shaped monument is one of visual icons of the Iranian capital. 2019-09-27 20:15

    UNWTO sees global tourism to grow 3% per annum until 2030

    TEHRAN – The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expects that global tourism will continue to grow at an average of 3 percent annually until 2030.

  • Tourists visit the Azadi Tower in Tehran, April 19, 2018. 2019-06-27 11:48

    Iran tourism grows 1.9% to account for 6.5% of GDP

    Iran’s tourism sector grew by 1.9% to contribute 1,158 trillion rials ($8.83 billion) or 6.5% to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and 1,334 jobs (5.4% of total employment) in 2018, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council’s annual report.

  • Tourism contributes $11.8b to Iran’s GDP: Mounesan 2019-06-12 19:48

    Tourism contributes $11.8b to Iran’s GDP: Mounesan

    TEHRAN – Iran’s earnings from tourism contributed $11.8b to its gross domestic product (GDP) in the past Iranian calendar year 1397 (ended March 20), Tourism Chief Ali-Asghar Mounesan said on Tuesday.

  • Money 2018-12-24 20:36

    External debt down 10.7%

    TEHRAN- According to the newest data released by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), Iran’s debts to foreign lenders in the end of the seventh Iranian month of Mehr (October 22) stood at $10.093 billion, showing 10.7 percent decrease in comparison with the announced figure in the first Iranian calendar month of Farvardin (March 21- April 20, 2018), IRIB reported on Monday.

  • Travelers visit the UNESCO-registered Golestan Palace in downtown Tehran 2018-11-22 08:10

    Tehran ranks 2nd tourism market place in Mideast, Africa: WTTC

    TEHRAN – Tehran is ranked second after Dubai in terms of tourism market size and share of the country’s GDP from the span of 2007-2017, according to the latest World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) report published in October.

  • Travelers visit Naqsh-e Rostam, a massive Achaemenid-era necropolis, which is situated near Persepolis, southern Iran. 2018-10-27 18:58

    WTTC ranks Iran’s tourism 20th among 185 in 2011-17

    TEHRAN – Iran’s budding travel sector has come 20th in the latest World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) report that has ranked performance of 185 countries over 2011-17.

  • China-India 2018-09-02 09:28

    India’s GDP grows to 8.2, ahead of China

    TEHRAN - At a time when the inflation is rising and country’s currency is getting weaker, there is some good news for India’s economy. The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) witnessed a sharp growth to reach 8.2 percent in the quarter that ended in June, according to official data released on Friday.