- Ebrahim Raisi, the new president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, appointed his cabinet on August 8. The parliament will have to approve all cabinet members appointed.
- The Iranian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism will have the Hon. Seyed Ezatullah Zarghami appointed as the new Minister.
- In 2018 Iran had almost 8 million foreign visitors.
Iran is one of the world’s oldest civilizations and has been among the world’s most thoughtful and complex civilizations from the very beginning. There are aspects of Iranian civilization that, in one way or another, have touched almost every human being on the planet. But the story of how that happened, and the full significance of those influences, is often unknown and forgotten.
The Iran Tourism and Touring Organization describes tourism to Iran in saying Travel to IRAN. Persia, the Land of four seasons with its rich and colourful history, countless monuments, Iranian hospitality and delicious food.
Tourism in Iran is diverse, providing a range of activities from hiking and skiing in the Alborz and Zagros mountains, to beach holidays by the Persian Gulf.
Iran has been hit hard by COVID-19 and so has its travel and tourism industry.
Iran’s tourism industry has suffered a loss of some 320 trillion rials ($7.6 billion at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials per dollar) since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, ISNA reported on Tuesday.
The pandemic has also ruined more than 44,000 jobs in the once budding travel sector of the country, the report added.
As a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus in Iran and the subsequent unemployment and financial losses, accommodation centers suffered the most. These statistics cover the period between February 2020 and the spring of 2021.
The accommodation centers have taken some 280 trillion rials ($6.6 billion) hit from the virus, while over 21,000 workers in these centers have lost their jobs over the mentioned time.
Tourism agencies have been the second most affected group in the tourism industry, with over 10 trillion rials ($238 million) of damage and more than 6,000 unemployed people since the outbreak.
In terms of employment and financial losses, tourism complexes, eco-lodges, and tour guides are also among the most affected groups in the tourism industry.