Iranian goverment plans to boost tourism sector

Tourism Industry of Iran is boosting

After nuclear deal, foreign tourist, mainly from Europe has been more than doubled. The goal of the government is to increase them from 4.8 million in 2014 to 20 million in 2025. Tehran alone saw a 13 per cent jump in foreign arrivals. The government plans tax breaks to bolster the sector.

Tehran – Iran is turning to tourism to bolster its economy after years of sanctions imposed because of its nuclear programme. Isfahan and Shiraz are among top destinations chosen by tourists coming from Europe.

The 2015 landmark nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) gives Tehran access to western business opportunities.

According to Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organisation (CHTHO), foreign tourist arrivals in Iran have been more than doubled compared to the global average since the implementation of the deal.

CHTHO Director Zahra Ahmadipour has said that her country needs to breathe fresh air into the sector in order to achieve sustainable growth and profit from the boom in the number of foreign arrivals.

In order improve the sector, the CHTHO plans to bring a variety of Iranian hotels, accommodation and other services under a single umbrella brand to provide travellers with guaranteed standards. has been promoting its services all over Iran and continues attracting more and more properties as well as tourists.

Massive efforts made by the government with the private sector have stimulated growth. However, in comparison to established international norms, tourism is pretty young in Iran resulting in quite poor accommodation and transport infrastructure in many parts of the country.

However, French multinational hotel group AccorHotels has massive plans to build 100 hotels across Iran within a decade.

With the lack of hotels as well as hostels, airbnb style accommodations are getting more and more accepted by Iranian as well as tourists to which this concept is already familiar.

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