05 Oct Tourist industry Iran
THE NEXT BIG ATTRACTION – TOURIST INDUSTRY IRAN. ORIENT DREAMS OF 1001 NIGHTS!
A COUNTRY FROM BYGONE DAYS, PERSIA IS NO LONGER IN STATE OF ‘THE SLEEPING BEAUTY’ AND IS ALREADY COMPETING FOR THE LEADING TOURIST INDUSTRY IRAN.
The benefiting Tourist industry Iran is jost one of the positive side effects of the historical nuclear deal. It is signed beginning of the year by Iran and six world powers. It leads to the increasing tourism numbers in Iran. 80 million people spread out between the Caspian Sea in the north and the Gulf in the south. Everyone who visited Iran will agree that it’s the people that are the biggest surprise seeing Iran. As probably the most friendly, most welcoming country.
For western travelers the country will offer a unique and authentic view. Of a scenery we so far only know from fairy tails about the orient. A dream of Ali Baba, Sinbad and thousand and one night, flocking tourists to visit impressive Persepolis in Shiraz emperor from Darius to Xerxes dating back to 515 BC considered an archaeological gem. Or Tehran, Iran’s capital city with not only interesting sightsee attractions within the city but also offering a ski resort at its doorsteps by the impressive scenery of Tehran’s surrounding mountains.
Rising Tourist Industry Iran
The increasing numbers of tourists visiting the country between the Persian Gulf and the Caspian sea will have a snowball effect. Not only strengthen the Iranian economy and therefore infrastructure but also attract foreign investors. As the country is basically short on anything after being cut off international trade for nearly 40 years.
Tourist industry Iran aims to host 20 million tourists a year by 2025, with expectations of growing the tourist industry to $30 billion. At the moment the country lacks sufficient accommodation and transportation for that number of tourists. Iran has 1,100 hotels and guest houses, 130 of them 4 and 5 star hotels.
“We need to increase our four and five star hotels from 130 to 400 in 10 years”.
“We are providing low-interest funds out of the National Development Fund to private investors to build modern hotels,” Mr Soltanifar – vice president of Iran. With the increasing people going and leaving Iran the country also needs more than 400 new passenger planes. To compensate for shortages due to sanctions over the past three decades.
Of its 250 passenger planes, 100 are currently grounded because of lack of spare parts. The remaining 150 ageing aircraft need to be renovated. Iran a country rich in historical and cultural treasures. It will unveil an investment package of 1,300 projects in the coming days to attract foreign investment. In order to boost the badly hit tourism industry.
Iran is home to 19 Unesco-registered sites, including the ancient city of Bisotun.