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Wonders of Iran: Badab Sourt
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 17:55:23 GMT
Stretched out between the world's largest lake and the Alborz mountain range lies the beautiful Mazandaran Province which attracts millions of Iranian and international tourists to its eye-catching nature scenery and fine weather.

Iran, Egypt sign tourism agreement
Thu, 21 Apr 2011 15:38:31 GMT
A number of Iranian tourism agencies have signed an agreement with Egypt to facilitate the exchange of tourists between the two countries.

Four states to issue 'Shamgen' visa
Sat, 02 Apr 2011 10:23:58 GMT
The four regional countries of Iran, Turkey, Syria, and Iraq will issue a common visa named “Shamgen” for their citizens, says deputy head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.

'Iran's Masouleh older than expected'
Sat, 12 Mar 2011 18:47:03 GMT
New archeological findings suggest that the village of Masouleh in Iran's northern province of Gilan is much older than previously thought.

Iran civil air fleet adds 54 new planes
Wed, 23 Feb 2011 14:48:17 GMT
The president of Iran's Civil Aviation Organization says 54 additional planes have joined the nation's civilian aircraft fleet over the past 17 months.

Iran, Greece call for enhanced ties
Wed, 16 Feb 2011 06:29:53 GMT
Head of Iran's Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization Hamid Baghai has met with Greece's Minister for Culture and Tourism, urging further expansion of cultural relations.

Iran holds intl. Silk Road Conference
Sat, 12 Feb 2011 16:31:59 GMT
Scholars from different countries have participated in an international conference held on the role of Iran in the development of the Silk Road.

32 ambassadors on Iranian city visit
Wed, 09 Feb 2011 08:19:36 GMT
Foreign ambassadors of 32 countries to Tehran have landed in the Iranian Persian Gulf port city of Bandar Abbas in Hormozgan Province to tour the province's tourist and economic attractions.

Jashn-e-Sadeh, the festival of fire
Sun, 30 Jan 2011 13:59:12 GMT
Jashn-e Sadeh is a mid-winter festival celebrated with grandeur and magnificence by Zoroastrians since ancient times.

Iran takes part in FITUR 2011
Thu, 20 Jan 2011 17:51:08 GMT
Iran has presented different attractions of its capital city, Tehran, at the 31st edition of the International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) in Madrid.

Tupolev flights banned in Iran
Sun, 16 Jan 2011 04:26:47 GMT
President of Iran's Civil Aviation Organization Reza Nakhjavani says Iran will ban flights by its Tupolev aircraft following a string of disasters involving the Russian-built jets.

Central Iran to host car rally
Tue, 28 Dec 2010 10:37:01 GMT
Iran's Automobile Club plans to hold a rally of classic cars on February 10-11, coinciding with the anniversary of the victory of 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Foreign train tickets now sold in Iran
Tue, 28 Dec 2010 08:46:12 GMT
Iranian passengers can gain access to train tickets in several European, Asian, and American railway networks for the first time inside Iran.

Islamic states urged to promote tourism
Wed, 01 Dec 2010 21:02:59 GMT
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has urged Islamic countries to increase cooperation on tourism in a bid to have more convergent policies.

Iran 'increases flights to Malaysia'
Fri, 26 Nov 2010 08:54:26 GMT
Iran's Civil Aviation Organization has announced that the number of weekly flights from Iran bound for the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur has been increased.

Iran favors visa-free travel for region‎
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 08:25:51 GMT
Head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Hamid Baqaei says he favors visa-free travels to Iran for Islamic countries and neighboring states.

Iran tourism booming despite sanctions
Sun, 31 Oct 2010 10:23:55 GMT
The latest round of sanctions imposed on Iran over its civilian nuclear program have no negative impact on its tourism industry, says an Iranian official.

UN world tourism event starts in Iran
Mon, 25 Oct 2010 16:09:46 GMT
The 89th annual meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has kicked off on the southern Iranian Island of Kish.

Iran to host 7th ICTM session
Mon, 25 Oct 2010 14:34:51 GMT
Iran will hold the 7th Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers (ICTM), hosting officials from members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference in Tehran.

Wonders of Iran: The Blue Mosque
Sun, 10 Oct 2010 15:21:10 GMT
The historical city of Tabriz in Iran's East Azarbaijan Province houses some of the most spectacular examples of Islamic and Iranian architecture.

Iran marks World Tourism Day
Tue, 28 Sep 2010 15:55:37 GMT
Iran has marked the World Tourism Day during a ceremony held by the country's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) in Tehran.

Wonders of Iran: Meymand Village
Wed, 22 Sep 2010 15:12:03 GMT
Man and nature have joined hands to create one of the world's most amazing and extraordinary places in southern Iran.

Iran to take part in Top Resa 2010
Sun, 19 Sep 2010 16:47:09 GMT
Iran will take part in the 2010 edition of the Top Resa international French travel market, introducing the country's tourism industry and its potentials.

Wonders of Iran: Vank Cathedral
Tue, 10 Aug 2010 17:12:32 GMT
Following the Ottoman war of 1603-1605, Armenians began to arrive in Iran in search of a new life under the Safavid King Shah Abbas I.

Wonders of Iran: Qara Kelisa
Wed, 18 Aug 2010 12:31:29 GMT
The St. Thaddeus Church best known as Qara Kelisa which literally means Black church is an ancient monument perched on a mountain ridge in the northern Iranian province of West Azarbaijan.

Wonders of Iran: The Burnt City
Sun, 08 Aug 2010 16:03:30 GMT
One of the largest and richest Bronze Age sites in Iran and the Middle East is located in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchestan.

KOTFA 2010 awards Iran
Wed, 09 Jun 2010 12:36:07 GMT
The KOTFA 2010 tourism expo has selected Iran as the best participant in this year's event, which hosted hundreds of agencies from around the globe.

Iran to participate in KOTFA 2010
Tue, 01 Jun 2010 13:41:52 GMT
Iran is planning to take part in the 23rd edition of the Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA 2010), introducing the country's culture and tourist attractions.

Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Almaty flight
Sun, 30 May 2010 15:01:20 GMT
Iran's Mahan Air is to launch direct Tehran-Almaty flights for the first time with the aim of transporting more than a thousand passengers a week.

Tehran hosts international radio festival
Thu, 27 May 2010 04:24:52 GMT
The International Radio Festival of Iran has kicked off in the capital of Tehran seeking to boost the intercultural potential of radio in the media.

Iran unveils English book on tourism
Tue, 11 May 2010 14:20:05 GMT
Iran has unveiled its first encyclopedic English book on tourism, introducing the country's rich culture and ancient civilization from different perspectives.

Iran to build longest aerial tramway
Mon, 10 May 2010 16:53:23 GMT
Iranian tourism officials are planning to build the world's longest aerial tramway on Dorfak Mountain in the country's northern province of Gilan.

Ground-jay to mark bird-watching day
Sun, 02 May 2010 09:40:46 GMT
Iran is to register its endemic Ground-jay bird on the country's list of natural heritage and mark the occasion as the national bird-watching day.

Iran's Persian Gulf confab kicks off
Thu, 29 Apr 2010 12:36:52 GMT
Iran's sixth edition of the Persian Gulf Conference has kicked off in the southern Kish Island, focusing on cultural and tourism potentials of the region.

Nets major killer of sharks in Iran
Tue, 27 Apr 2010 14:57:56 GMT
About 500 dolphins and sharks get entangled in fishing nets and die each year in the Persian Gulf waters off the coast of Iran, experts say.

Tehran-Kandahar flights commence
Wed, 14 Apr 2010 10:15:40 GMT
The first flight from Tehran to Kandahar has landed, signaling in a new wave of opportunities for cultural and economic exchange between Iran and Afghanistan.

UAE in support of Iranian travelers
Wed, 14 Apr 2010 05:57:42 GMT
A senior Emirati official urges respectful treatment of Iranian passengers at United Arab Emirates airports, particularly Dubai.

Iran Air flights to Europe set to expand
Wed, 07 Apr 2010 15:41:22 GMT
Following new restrictions imposed on certain types of Iran Air aircrafts by the European Union (EU), the major Iranian air liner says its European flights remain unaffected and set to expand.

Excavations in Gohar Tappeh resumed
Tue, 06 Apr 2010 07:20:14 GMT
Archeologists have initiated the sixth round of excavations in the ancient site of Gohar Tappeh in Iran's northern Mazandaran Province.

Risky hotel construction near Susa stopped
Mon, 05 Apr 2010 08:47:30 GMT
After two years of serious tensions over halting hotel constructions in the Iranian historical city of Susa, archeological experts and media have won and seized the site.

Iran 'hosted 2.3mn tourists this year'
Fri, 19 Mar 2010 11:34:28 GMT
About 2.3 million tourists have visited Iran during the current Iranian year (March 21, 2009 to March 20, 2010), says the deputy director of the country's Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization.

Turkey to share tourism experience with Iran
Sun, 07 Feb 2010 06:43:23 GMT
Turkey's Culture and Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay says the country will share its experience in the Tourism sphere with Iran.

Iran to build Persepolis village in Minsk
Mon, 01 Feb 2010 16:19:09 GMT
Iran is planning to build a tourism village in Belarus in an attempt to expand cultural ties between the two countries.

Report: Iran builds railway to Iraq
Sat, 30 Jan 2010 09:31:05 GMT
An Iranian official announces the country's construction of a 51-km railway linking its southwestern city of Khorramshahr and the southern Iraqi city of Basra.

Iran to hold Intl. Silk Road Conference
Tue, 05 Jan 2010 15:02:53 GMT
Iran is planning to hold the first International Silk Road Conference, hosting representatives from more than six countries in Tehran.

Iran to host int'l ME tourism market expo
Tue, 24 Nov 2009 06:34:02 GMT
Iran's UNWTO registered Middle-East Tourism Marketing Expo is to be held in Shiraz to offer a new look at the regions tourism industry.

World heritage listing boosts Iran tourism
Mon, 16 Nov 2009 09:42:25 GMT
Iranian tourism officials say inscription of Soltanieh Dome, a 700-year-old site and that time's tallest building, has tripled the number of tourists visiting the site.

Iran tourism experts denied UK visa
Wed, 11 Nov 2009 10:11:36 GMT
The UK Embassy's delay in issuing visas for staff of the Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization has led to the cancelation of Iran's tourism exhibit in London.

Iran's 1st private tourism company joins UNWTO
Tue, 10 Nov 2009 09:40:40 GMT
Iran Cultural Heritage & Tourism Investment Company has joined UNWTO as the country's first private company to expand tourism ties with international communities.

Iran urges ECO states to promote Silk Road tourism
Sun, 25 Oct 2009 01:27:20 GMT
Iran has tabled a new set of initiatives to promote tourism in the region, including a multi-year action plan to revive the ancient Silk Road.


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