Iran Doostan Tours Co. Pjs. (IDT) was founded in 1990. It started working professionally on inbound tourism in the fields of cultural, adventure, and MICE tours. With more than 27 years of experience in travel industry, it is one of the pioneers of tour operators in Iran. It offers a wide range of travel services including visa, hotel bookings, transfer, flight, tour, and tour guide in different languages. IDT is specialized in operating a variety of package and tailor-made tours such as cultural, adventure, nature, MICE, sport, and recently medical for individuals and groups. It also organizes Silk Road Tours, joint tours with CIS countries and the countries along the Silk Road.
IDT target markets are spread all over the world, but its main target markets include Spain, Portugal, Brazil, and Germany, China, and Spanish language countries. To achieve the goals of UNWTO regarding sustainable and responsible tourism development, especially local community employment, IDT founded Matinabad Desert Eco-camp- the first and the only eco-camp of Iran- in 2010.
In 2014, Matin Abad Desert Eco-camp & Organic Farm was known as one of 18 best practices by UNDP in sustainable (eco) tourism initiated by governments, NGOs, and private sectors, in developing countries, including SIDS, with potentials for replication elsewhere. In 2015, Mr. M. Ali Ashraf Vaghefi, the managing director of Iran Doostan Tours, received Dr. Taghi Ebtekar International Award for establishing the first eco-resort in Iran.
Iran Doostan Tours Co. Pjs. has received various national and international awards during all these years. It was selected as the exemplary Iranian exporter in tourism services in the years 2004, 2009, 2012, and 2015. In September 2017, IDT won the prize as the outstanding Iranian exporter in tourism field. It has been the first and the only tour operator to win this national prize so far. Moreover, it was selected as the best Iranian tour operator by Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICCHTO) in 2017. It was also awarded the “Iran tourism Industry Award of Excellence” in 2008 by Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization.
By providing the highest quality services and tours, IDT succeeded to attract the attention of its valid partners from different countries in all five continents.
Iran Doostan Tours Co. is also the exclusive agent for World Net Hotels – the leading hotel booking wholesaler – in Iran. IDT has DMCs in the cities of Berlin, Barcelona, and Beijing. Moreover, it is a member of United Federation of Travel Agents’ Associations (UFTAA), The International Air Transport Association (IATA), The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), and Sustainable Travel International (STI).