Iran will soon introduce incentive packages to foreigners to encourage them to visit tourist attractions in the country during Norouz, the Iranian New Year, announced the head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization.
Ganjnameh, which is located five kilometers from southwestern Hamedan (aka ancient Ecbatana or Hagmatāna) in the west of Iran, served as the capital of the Medes and the Achaemenids, in a region called Abbasabad.
Tehran and Beijing should take decisive steps towards promotion of bilateral cooperation in the tourism area, Head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization Ali-Asghar Mounesan said.
Locals have protested in the popular resorts of the Spanish city of Barcelona against an unchecked boom in the tourism industry, which they say is making life for the residents increasingly unbearable.
Visa-free travel for tour groups, established by Iran and Russia, will lead to a growth of tourist inflow, Iranian Consul General Ali Mohammadi told TASS. According to him, in 2017, more than 150,000 Iranians may visit Russia.
International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by six percent in January-April of 2017 compared to the figure for the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade. Sustained growth in most major destinations and a steady rebound in others drove results. Prospects for May-August 2017 remain high.
More than 85,000 foreign tourists visited Isfahan Province between March 21 and April 20, breaking a 40-year record. That is more than a third of the total number of inbound tourists in Isfahan (280,000) in March 2013-17.