Over 4m Tourists Have Visited Iran
TEHRAN – Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts says despite sanctions, over 4 million foreign tourists have visited Iran despite cruel U.S. sanctions.
Speaking in a forum marking the World Tourism Day held in Zahedan, Ali Asghar Mounesan said that according to the international tourism organization’s statistics, Iran tourism industry’s share from its National Gross Domestic was $11.8b in 2017.
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He added that in order to reach a proper index in tourism, the country needs over $21b of investment in tourism industry, adding that so far 200,000b tomans have been invested in the tourism industry.
Mounesan went on to say that 400 hotels are under construction in the country, adding that 157 hotels are four and five stars.(Over 4m Tourists Have Visited Iran)
He noted that tourism industry plays an important role in job creation, adding that one in 10 jobs in the world is related to tourism in the world.
He went on to say that tourism can be one of the major driving forces in creation of job which is one of the major concerns of the statesmen.
Mounesan added that future belongs to tourism industry, adding that Iran has good capacities in all sectors of tourism.
Such qualities made Iran a perfect destination, despite what most people assume which has roots in international propaganda.
The world Muslims are keen to travel to Iran as pilgrims, pay a visit to the holy shrines and also enjoy its natural sight-seeings and tourist attractions.
Iranian people are famous for their hospitality and all those who visit the country appreciate the culture of hospitality offered to them.