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  • Hassan Rouhani Today 08:36

    No more passport stamps for foreign nationals visiting Iran

    TEHRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has issued an order for the waiver of physical stamping on travelers’ passports upon entering or leaving the country. 

  • File photo: Passengers exit an Air France plane after it landed at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport, south of the capital Tehran. 2019-06-19 19:12

    Iran to facilitate foreign tourist arrivals

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday issued a decree on facilitating foreign tourist arrivals in the country, saying that visa-stamping waivers should be extended to all airports across the country.

  • Pilgrims visit the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad 2019-06-16 19:42

    Foreign arrivals in Mashhad on the rise

    TEHRAN – The number of foreign arrivals in Mashhad has been rising over the past couple of years, said Gholamabbas Arbab-Khales, the head of Foreign Ministry’s Mission in East and North Iran.

  • File photo: Foreign travelers browse handicrafts at a Tehran crafts exhibit. 2019-06-15 19:04

    Suitcase trade exports of handicrafts fetches Iran $99m in year

    TEHRAN – Iran earned some $99 million from exporting handicrafts via suitcase trade (allowed for customs-free and tax-free transfer) during the past Iranian calendar year 1397 (ended March 20), the deputy director of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, said on Monday, CHTN reported.

  • Tourist guide and international travelers pose for a photo during their visit to Sarv-e Abarkuh (“Cypress of Abarkuh”), which is estimated to date 4,500 years, in Yazd province, Iran. 2019-05-22 19:08

    Middle East leads global tourism arrivals growth in Q1

    TEHRAN – The Middle East tops international arrivals over the first quarter of 2019, with an eight percent growth year on year, according to the latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer from the World Tourism Organization.

  • Iranian arrivals in Turkey drop by 20 percent in 2018: envoy 2019-05-19 20:01

    Iranian arrivals in Turkey drop by 20 percent in 2018: envoy

    TEHRAN – Iranian visits to Turkey fell some 20 percent in 2018 in comparison to a year earlier, Ankara’s ambassador to Tehran has said.

  • An international couple pose for a photo while staying in a traditional eco-lodge in Iran. 2019-05-04 20:45

    Iran tourism flourishing despite U.S. sanctions

    Figures disclosed by Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization shows that over 7.8 million foreigners traveled to the Islamic Republic during the past Iranian year (ended on March 20), a 52% hike year on year.

  • Foreign travelers pose for a photo during their visit to Abyaneh, an ancient village in Isfahan province. 2019-05-04 00:04

    Iran foreign arrivals up over 16% in Noruz

    TEHRAN - The number of foreign visitors arriving in Iran rose 16.75 percent during Noruz (the Iranian new year holidays from March 21-April 4) compared to the same period last year, a senior tourism official has said.

  • Iran’s foreign arrivals up 52.5% y/y 2019-04-22 22:48

    Iran’s foreign arrivals up 52.5% y/y

    TEHRAN - The number of international tourists visiting Iran surged 52.5 percent in the past Iranian calendar year 1397 (ended on March 20) from a year earlier, deputy tourism chief has said.

  • ‘U.S. sanctions failed to lessen foreign arrivals to Iran’ 2019-04-07 08:55

    ‘U.S. sanctions failed to lessen foreign arrivals to Iran’

    TEHRAN – A senior Iranian tourism official has said that U.S.-led sanctions, targeting Iran’s economy, has failed to lessen foreign arrivals to the Islamic Republic.

  • A review of Iran’s tourism in 1397 2019-03-18 21:56

    By Afshin Majlesi

     Solid growth: A review of Iran’s tourism in 1397

    TEHRAN – How Iran’s tourism industry has performed over the current Iranian calendar year 1397 (ending on March 20)? Well, according to data compiled by the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, it has experienced a solid growth.

  • A couple visits the mausoleum of Omar Khayyam, the notable Persian mathematician, astronomer and poet, in Neyshabour, northeast Iran. 2019-03-13 21:33

    Travel in Iran seen to grow by 20% over Noruz holidays: tourism chief

    TEHRAN – Iran tourism chief has estimated that domestic trips would grow by 20 percent over the New Year holidays (Noruz, staring March 21) from a year earlier, Mehr reported.

  • A cyclist rides in front of the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, a 17th century architectural masterpieces of Iranian architecture that punctuates two-story arcades of the UNESCO-registered Imam Square, in Isfahan, central Iran. 2019-02-16 21:27

    Iran seeks balanced tourist flow with Turkey

    TEHRAN – Head of the Association of Iranian Travel Agents has emphasized the need to attain a balance in tourist flow rates between Iran and Turkey.

  • Foreign arrivals in Iran’s Chabahar sharply rise 2019-02-07 01:18

    Foreign arrivals in Iran’s Chabahar sharply rise

    TEHRAN – Chabahar, in Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province, hosted 3,200 foreigner nationals during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2018).

  • Outbound travels slump by 30%: tourism official 2019-01-28 20:56

    Outbound travels slump by 30%: tourism official

    TEHRAN – Iran’s outbound tourism fell by 30 percent during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2018) from a year earlier, a tourism official has said.

  • Foreign arrivals in Iran reaches six million in nine months 2019-01-14 22:41

    Foreign arrivals in Iran reaches six million in nine months

    TEHRAN – Over six million foreign nationals visited Iran during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2018), a remarkable rise from the same period last year, tourism chief has said.

  • U.S. arrivals in Iran up 27% in 7 months on year 2019-01-05 22:58

    U.S. arrivals in Iran up 27% in 7 months on year

    TEHRAN – A total of 1,665 U.S. nationals visited Iran during the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2018), an increase of 27 percent year on year.

  • Detail shows UNESCO-registered Imam Square in Isfahan, central Iran. 2019-01-02 20:35

    Iran attracts higher foreign tourists despite sanctions

    TEHRAN – Iran hosted over five million foreign nationals during the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2018), up 57 percent year on year, as the U.S. has snapped sanctions back in place to cripple Iran’s economy.

  • Iranian visits to Turkey drop in Jan.-Nov. 2018-12-29 20:41

    Iranian visits to Turkey drop in Jan.-Nov.

    TEHRAN – Iranian arrivals in Turkey fell some 18 percent during the first 11 months of the year from the same period a year earlier.

  • Isfahan attracts 290,000 foreign travelers in H1 2018-12-24 21:14

    Isfahan attracts 290,000 foreign travelers in H1

    TEHRAN – Some 290,000 foreign nationals visited Isfahan province, central Iran, over the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21), a Foreign Ministry’s representative in Isfahan has said.

  • Iran travel balance turns positive as inbound tourism jumps 2018-12-17 20:41

    Iran travel balance turns positive as inbound tourism jumps

    TEHRAN – Iran’s travel balance turned positive in the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year 1397 (started March 21), a positive reading since two years ago.

  • Europeans topmost travelers to Shahdad desert 2018-12-15 21:50

    Europeans topmost travelers to Shahdad desert

    TEHRAN – Europeans have constituted the highest number of arrivals in Iran’s Shahdad desert since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21), ISNA reported.

  • Which countries do Iranians visit the most? 2018-12-15 20:44

    Which countries do Iranians visit the most?

    TEHRAN - Which countries did Iranians travel to the most during the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year started on March 21?

  • Foreign arrivals in Qazvin rise in H1 2018-12-13 07:15

    Foreign arrivals in Qazvin rise in H1

    TEHRAN – The number of foreign tourists to Qazvin province has significantly increased during the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-September 22), compared to the same period last year, provincial tourism chief has said.

  • A view of Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine in Shiraz, Fars province 2018-12-01 21:26

    Iran attracts more travelers as medical tourism gets boost

    TEHRAN – The number of foreign travelers to Iran has seen a considerable year-on-year growth as medical tourism gains momentum in the country, tourism chief has said.

  • Iran’s H1 foreign arrivals at six million 2018-11-15 10:50

    Iran’s H1 foreign arrivals at six million

    TEHRAN – Some six million foreign travelers visited Iran in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21), a tourism official said on Wednesday.

  • Tourists from Hong Kong visit Persepolis, a UNESCO-registered property in southern Iran, February 11, 2016. (AFP Photo/Behrouz Mehri) 2018-11-05 21:21

    Iran’s H1 foreign arrivals up over 51% y/y

    TEHRAN - International tourist arrivals in Iran rose by more than 51 percent in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21) from a year earlier, tourism chief has said.

  •  A view of the Burnt City, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Sistan-Baluchestan Province 2018-10-11 16:50

    Foreign arrivals in Sistan-Baluchestan up 23% in 6 months

    TEHRAN – The number of international travelers to Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province grew by 23 percent during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21) compared to the same period last year, IRNA reported.

  • Foreign travelers visit the ruins of the UNESCO-registered Persepolis in southern Iran.     2018-10-06 19:52

    Iran expecting 7m foreign travelers by yearend

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism chief on Wednesday estimated that international arrivals in the country will be reaching seven million during the current Iranian calendar year (to be ended on March 20, 2019).

  • Large parts of Ardebil province are green and forested. 2018-10-03 21:30

    Foreign arrivals in Ardebil province up 53% in H1

    TEHRAN – The number of international tourists visiting Iran’s Ardebil province rose sharply by 53 percent in the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21) from a year earlier, provincial tourism chief has said.