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  • Ebrahim Pourfaraj 2020-10-11 21:45

    Iranian tour operators in talks to find new markets in Russia

    TEHRAN – Head of the Iranian Tour Operators Association Ebrahim Pourfaraj on Sunday said that new rounds of negotiations have been commenced between Iranian tour operators, travel marketers, and their Russian counterparts.

  • Tehran, Caracas discuss ways to expand tourism ties 2020-10-09 18:03

    Tehran, Caracas discuss ways to expand tourism ties

    TEHRAN – Iran and Venezuela have explored avenues to deepen tourism relations, especially through simplifying visa rules, launching fam tours, and setting up exhibits.

  • South Africa lifts visa for Iranian travelers 2020-10-06 22:51

    South Africa lifts visa for Iranian travelers

    TEHRAN - South Africa’s government has announced that it waived visa requirement for passport holders from Iran and ten other countries.

  • Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan (R) and his deputy for tourism Vali Teymouri are seen during their visits to the Tehran Times in downtown Tehran, October 3, 2020. 2020-10-04 21:56

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Iran sets sights on tourism rebound if coronavirus wanes, minister says

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Republic of Iran is developing necessary infrastructure in the realms of traveling, accommodation, and human resources as it eyeing to jumpstart travels whenever coronavirus restrictions ease, Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan told the Tehran Times in an exclusive interview on Saturday.

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  •  A combination photo campares, Hafezieh, the mouselim of illusterios Persian poet Hafez in Shiraz, southern Iran, in March 2019 (R) with one picture captured in March 2020. The major tourist destination is deserted over coronavirus fears. 2020-09-18 23:15

    'Smart, responsible traveling' should replace ‘do not travel' recommendations: tourism minister

    TEHRAN – Iranian Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Ali Asghar Munesan has said that if coronavirus-related restrictions persist, the tourism industry of the country will suffer irreparable losses and many tourism insiders will be bankrupt, adding it’s time to replace “smart and responsible traveling” with “do not travel” recommendations.

  • Iran, Russia visa waiver for group tours on verge of reality 2020-09-11 19:02

    Iran, Russia visa waiver for group tours on verge of reality

    TEHRAN – In 2017, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin inked a visa-free agreement for tourist groups. The agreement, however, seems to be implemented in the near future as a joint technical committee on Wednesday reached an initial agreement in this regard.

  • The future of travel in Iran 2020-09-09 19:18

    By Afshin Majlesi

    The future of travel in Iran

    Ubiquitous face masks, partitions, social distances, customer-service protocols, not-yet-fulfilled refunds, and self-quarantined at home on a mass scale, as well as closed borders, canceled events, and changing policies challenge tourism industry insiders to forecast what the lingering impact of the novel coronavirus could be on the way we travel.

  • 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.

  • Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan speaks in an undated photo. 2020-08-18 19:10

    Coronavirus costs Iran’s tourism $2.8b so far, minister says

    TEHRAN – Iran’s travel sector has suffered a loss of 12 trillion rials (some $2.85 billion at the official rate of 42,000 rials) since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, tourism minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan said on Monday.

  • 20 wonderful, must-see cultural sites in Iran 2020-08-12 00:07

    By Afshin Majlesi

    20 wonderful, must-see cultural sites in Iran

    If you ask foreign visitors to Iran about the most characteristic future they discovered during excursions in the ancient land, the most possible answers may be somewhat like these: “It is the friendliest country on Earth with loads of warm-hearted welcome!”; “It is the jewel in Islam’s crown in terms of architecture”; “Being home to fascinating cultural heritage sites”; or “a land where echoes of ancient civilizations still resonate down through the ages!”

  • Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan speaks in an undated photo. 2020-08-05 13:22

    Corona is a reality but it cannot stop traveling, tourism minister says

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism minister on Tuesday said that it is true that the coronavirus pandemic is a [bitter] reality but it cannot bring traveling to a complete standstill.

  • traveling to Iran 2020-07-31 18:37

    New rules for traveling to Iran to take effect Saturday

    TEHRAN – New regulations and instructions for traveling to Iran will take effect tomorrow as the country is fighting back against the global spread of the coronavirus, ISNA reported on Friday.

  • British embassy in Tehran resumes processing visas 2020-07-28 11:47

    British embassy in Tehran resumes processing visas

    TEHRAN – The British embassy in Tehran in a Twitter message late on Monday announced it has resumed processing visas for Iranian applicants.

  • Despite resuming flights UAE not issuing visas for Iranians: report 2020-07-22 21:19

    Despite resuming flights UAE not issuing visas for Iranians: report

    TEHRAN – The United Arab Emirates is not issuing visas for Iranian nationals although its flag career Emirates has resumed flights to/from the Iranian capital Tehran after some six months of halt over the coronavirus pandemic, ISNA reported on Wednesday.

  • Chinese travelers pose for a photo while standing at the courtyard of Chehel Sotoun, a 17th-century palace in Isfahan, central Iran. 2020-07-21 23:34

    Iran seeking to attract millions of Chinese travelers, ex-envoy says

    TEHRAN - Tehran’s ex-ambassador to Beijing has said Iran is seeking to become a tourist destination for millions of potential travelers from China as the two countries are working on a 25-year comprehensive cooperation plan that includes boosting relations in the field of tourism. 

  • A conference, chaired by Vali Teymouri, the deputy tourism minister, brings together deputy ministers from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Intelligence, and the Ministry of Transport and Urban Development along with representatives from the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, discussing health protocols needed to resume foreign tourist arrivals amid pandemic, on July 1, 2020. 2020-07-02 00:16

    Iran setting rules to resume foreign tourist arrivals amid pandemic

    TEHRAN – The ministries of tourism and health in close collaboration with several other government bodies are defining a series of rules for admitting foreign travelers to the country amid a standstill in the global tourism industry caused mainly by the coronavirus.

  • Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali-Asghar Mounesan stands in front of an Achaemenid-era (c. 550-330) bas-relief carving in an undated photo.  2020-06-22 18:24

    Iran ready to facilitate arrival of Afghan medical travelers: minister

    TEHRAN – Iran is considering to make it easier for the Afghan nationals who are willing to visit the neighboring country for medical purposes, tourism minister has said.

  • Iranian tourism minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan in a meeting with First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri and Central Bank Governor Abdolnaser Hemmati (not pictured) in Tehran, April 4, 2020. 2020-04-05 10:23

    Tourism minister proposes days off after coronavirus crisis ends

    TEHRAN – Iranian tourism minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan on Saturday proposed the government to announce days off after the country overcomes the coronavirus crisis in a bid to help the battered tourism sector make a rebound.

  • Italy extends visa for Iranians up to 60 days 2020-03-13 18:44

    Italy extends visa for Iranians up to 60 days

    TEHRAN – The Italian government has agreed to significantly extend short-term visas for visiting Iranians, saying they will have “no problem” to stay up to 60 days more after their visa expiration dates, Tehran’s embassy in Rome has said, IRNA reported.

  •  People walk toward an Iran-Azerbaijan border crossing gate 2020-02-16 19:05

    Tehran conference seeks to boost Iran-Azerbaijan tourism ties

    TEHRAN – Iran and Azerbaijan held a professional conference in Tehran on Saturday, during which high-level tourism officials, hoteliers, airline directors, and chief tour operators explored avenues to broaden tourism ties between the two neighbors.

  • Tehran’s ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali (2nd L), Maya Lomidze, president of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (R) along with colleagues meet in Moscow, February 13, 2020. 2020-02-14 18:13

    Tehran, Moscow discuss ways to expand tourism

    TEHRAN – Iran and Russia have explored avenues for deepening ties in the arena of tourism and facilitating travels between the two countries.

  • Iran’s flag carrier launches Asaluyeh-Doha service  2020-02-12 19:38

    Iran’s flag carrier launches Asaluyeh-Doha service 

    TEHRAN – Iran’s flag carrier –IranAir – has launched new service connecting southwestern port city of Asaluyeh to Qatar’s capital, Doha, according to the Ministry of Transport and Urban Development’s portal.  

  • Iranian Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali-Asghar Mounesan meets with Tajik Ambassador Nizam al-Din Zahedi in Tehran on January 25, 2020. 2020-01-26 20:19

    Iran proposes visa-free travel among ECO member states

    TEHRAN – Iranian tourism minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan on Saturday called for the Economic Cooperation Organization to consider granting visa-free travel for member states.

  • Iranian Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali-Asghar Mounesan in an undated photo 2020-01-25 21:22

    ‘Country-size guesthouse of Iran wholeheartedly ready to receive tourists’

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism minister on Saturday issued a statement, inviting all travelers and holidaymakers to visit the ancient land, saying that the country-size guesthouse is wholeheartedly ready to receive tourists from around the world. 

  • Iranian winter festival highlights “Chinese New Year” 2020-01-24 19:16

    Iranian winter festival highlights “Chinese New Year”

    TEHRAN – A winter tourism festival opened in the Iranian city of Hamedan on Friday, concurrent with the start of the Chinese New Year, which has been selected as one of the main themes for the event.

  •  A scenic hillside village in Kordestan 2020-01-05 20:14

    Iraqi nationals top list of foreign tourist arrivals in Kordestan

    TEHRAN – Iraqi travelers constituted the largest source of foreign arrivals in the western Iranian province of Kordestan during the first three quarters of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2019), compared to the same period last year, provincial tourism chief has said.

  • Coastal, forest tourism development plan being prepared 2019-12-30 19:23

    Coastal, forest tourism development plan being prepared

    TEHRAN – The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts is preparing a comprehensive plan for developing tourism around coastal areas and forests in the country.

  • Foreign arrivals in Semnan province up 22% since March 2019-12-28 18:19

    Foreign arrivals in Semnan province up 22% since March

    TEHRAN – International tourist arrivals in Iran’s north-central Semnan province rose 22 percent since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21), provincial tourism chief has said.

  •  Foreign travelers tour Iran’s UNESCO-registered Lut Desert. 2019-12-22 21:36

    Iranian provinces tasked to expand own overseas tourism markets

    TEHRAN – In order to promote decentralization in the domestic tourism industry, each Iranian province is tasked to develop its own tourism market abroad, particularly for visitors from nearby countries.