Looking for a business partner in the travel sector to send tours to Iran? Then, you are in the right place. Iran Doostan tours Co. is an experienced B to B Iran tour operator and travel agency operating all types of incoming tours to Iran and offering Iran tour packages for tourists from all around the world. The company has been operating tours from Germany, Spain, and Greece and has had remarkable cooperation with these markets, particularly Germany from the very beginning of its establishment. Searching through Iran tour operator reviews, you will get to know Iran Doostan Tours Co.
Having 30 years of experience in planning group tours to Iran, IDT has been elected as the best tour operator in Iran 8th times that makes this travel agency quite reliable. We are proud to offer various types of Iran travel packages, ranging from Iran cultural and heritage tours to Adventure tours such as climbing and Iran Kaloot tours.
If you would like to read more about our tours and traveling to Iran, you are recommended to visit our blog which has the honor of being selected as the 2nd top Iran travel blog in 2018.
Our tours cover all the required services for travelers to Iran, starting from Iran visa to tour itineraries, hotels, transport, tour guide, and more. Regarding the Iran visa, it is good to know that the Iran visa process is quite easy and fast and the tourists can apply for a visa online. Iran e-visa has been launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to make it easier to apply for an Iran tourist visa online. Yet, if you have any problem with the procedure, our professional personnel are ready to help you.
Whether you are looking for an Iran tour operator for group tours to Iran, Iran land tour from Turkey, or from Azerbaijan, or planning to send tours to Iran. get in touch via info@idt.com and we will be in contact with you soon.

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Coronavirus and the threats to the future of tourism in Iran

Mohammad Ali Vaghefi, the vice president of the Iranian Tour Operators Association had an online interview with Marketing and Advertising Manager at the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts discussing the state of domestic and international tourism in Iran.

He admitted that 90% of the 2020 incoming tours to Iran have been canceled So far, and there is a high possibility of canceling the remaining 10%. However, many foreign agencies are already asking Iranian agencies for their travel package price in 2021. Many Iranian hotels, transportation companies, and travel agencies including Iran Doostan have predicted the requirements for traveling to Iran in this situation, and we are prepared to welcome our dear tourists, individually or in a group, considering all health protocols.

Mr. Vaghefi’s analysis of the situation, as a manager with more than 30 years of experience, is that domestic travel in Iran will be established first, and then demands in the travel sector will be raised by tourists with private vehicles. Many tourists prefer to go camping in nature and stay in tents or even rent a villa and disinfect it instead of booking a hotel room.

Regarding international travel, he believes that by resuming travels, there will be long lines for health control. Sanitary products and alcohol-based stuff will be added to the accessories that the tourist must hold. Passengers are required to receive travel insurance. The number of visitors and the number of visits to historical places and museums will decline, and by observing the slightest sign of illness, the person is excluded from the tour.

He continued: “We expect that demand for nature tourism will grow, and traveling in a group will be less frequent. Our tourism partners in other countries are already asking for a price of groups of one to eight people.” As a result, with regard to the health protocol, the cost of travel services, including plane tickets will increase and travel will become a luxury service.

At the end of the discussion Mr. Vaghefi asked for the government’s help to this sector, and

expressed his concerns this way: “In this situation, the government should contribute to the tourism industry.” It is important to keep the industry alive, the most important thing that should be considered is to keep the employees of the sector. It may take about four years for us to find a replacement for the specialized workforces that have left the profession.

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Irandoostan tours and Travelife Sustainability System

Iran Doostan Tour (IDT) is engaged with the Travelife certification program and it has started the process to work step by step towards complying with its international sustainability standards. Travelife is a fair and affordable system that helps tour operators and travel agencies, accommodations, and destinations to manage and improve social and environmental impacts by complying with sustainability criteria.
The Travelife initiative is based on the central role of tour operators and travel agents in internal management as well as the tourism supply chain. This initiative allows IDT to contribute significantly to sustainable development and environmental and cultural protection while operating.
Travelife is a three-stage certification program for tour operators and travel agents:

  1. Travelife Engaged;
  2. Travelife Partner;
  3. Travelife Certified.

IDT is at stage 1 – Travelife Engaged. IDT is working to move forward to stage 2 – Travelife Partner. With Travelife Stage 2 Certified award IDT can communicate its commitment in sustainability to its clients and other partners.
After compliance, IDT will receive Travelife Certified status as proof of internationally recognized high sustainability performance and excellence that comply with ISO 14001 and EMAS III standards. The performance requirements include the full set of ISO 26000 and OECD Corporate Social Responsibility guidelines which include labor conditions, human rights, environment, biodiversity, and fair business practices.

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Waste Separation at Source: The first step to go green

Have you ever wondered what will happen to the unseparated wastes? Can it be recycled? Well, the very sad answer is; No! Contaminated waste, paper, or plastic bottles that are smeared by food leftovers or other unsorted waste will cost more to be processed and recycled. So, in many cases, the contamination will not allow the plastic and paper to be recycled and they will, unfortunately, end up in a landfill. Waste separation at source is the key factor to avoid such contamination and maximize the recovery of useful waste. Read more

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Irandoostan align with sustainable tourism

Tourism always has both positive and negative impacts on the environment and target communities. The development of tourism, without managing its effects, can harm the environment, culture, and the host community. The development of sustainable tourism, by managing the effects of tourism on the environment, the economy, and the destination community, preserves the resources of the destination and even promotes them. Today, with the increasing number of tourists around the world and with the aim of preserving, and protecting the environment, social structures, cultures, and customs, the new concept of “sustainable tourism” has attracted the attention of many. Along with global activities, Irandoostan company is also taking steps towards sustainable tourism.

What activities does Iran Doostan do to reach the purpose of sustainable tourism?

In general, the main and long-term goals of Iran Doostan, in line with sustainable tourism include tourism efficient & eco-friendly waste disposal, maintaining the environment, and minimizing the environmental damages. It is worth mentioning that this company has done good environmental activities in this direction so far. Here are some of these activities:

  • Cooperating with sustainable lodges

With all respect for those who prefer a neat stay in many star hotels, the process of hotel buildings can be harmful to nature and also the local culture. Ecolodges, on the other hand, use eco-friendly materials and methods to be built and relive the ritual and cultural heritage helping the destination society to remain for the future. Irandoostan group supports these green ecolodges and eco-camps to offer the guests experience of the local culture and also guaranteeing the maintenance of host society and environment. Let’s review how does it help to save our planet:

1-Using less Disposable utensils other plastic packaging materials to avoid producing garbage

2-Preserving the culture and tradition of the local community

3_contributing in the conservation of local ecosystems

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Not Using disposable containers and waste sorting makes ecolodges the green residence.

  • The volunteer nature cleaning

It’s 2020 and so many people know the real value of a healthy environment, but there are also some people still leaving their trash by purpose or even inadvertently in nature.  The various climbing and hiking groups in Iran clean the nature of garbage sometimes in turn and sometimes individually and voluntarily. Iran Doostan group is definitely one of those. In every ascent and any other activities by our responsibility the team takes any piece of garbage on the ground and brings that back to the living area well-packed. In each ascent to Damavand, a number of rental mules are allocated to return the waste.

  1. People with the purpose of reaching the peak, preserve the mountain environment themselves.
  2. The old Shelter, with the same environment protection activities, has been emptied of garbage and has been renovated to a sustainable residence.
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The volunteering activities for cleaning nature saves the planet.

  • Helping the economy of host societies

Taking trash from nature might be an easy task for hikers, but carrying all those packages requires renting the mules and also asking for villagers’ help. This behavior not only promotes the community but also creates jobs for the villagers and increases the income amount for the local community.

The mules carrying the garbage packs_Damavand

The mules carrying the garbage packs_Damavand

Besides all the above, the Irandoostan group is paying for the hiking permits between 30-50 dollars per person which is used as the budget of the renovation of huts and shelters, and also for carrying the garbage to the right place. It should be noted that most of these activities have been carried out during the ascent season, and at the end of each season, Irandoostan Company will conduct a final review of the activities related to this issue.

 

Hospitality Tomorrow: The virtual Conference on the future of Hospitality

As many as 5000 hospitality professionals participated in the virtual conference called “Hospitality Tomorrow” yesterday on 7 March to unite as “one” community encountering the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the global economy and society.

Although assessing the impacts of the pandemic on the hospitality industry is not certain right now, the tourism and hospitality professionals took part in the conference to discuss three main concerns regarding the world’s unprecedented situation:

  1. Changes in our world and people – operationally, financially, and psychologically
  2. Where, when and how signs of recovery can be anticipated
  3. The role of Travel & Tourism in accelerating momentum for recovery

Most of the specialists who gave a speech in this show expressed an optimistic view of the future of the hospitality industry.

Paul Stoltz, chief executive of Peak Learning and a leading resilience analyst argued that “companies should grab this opportunity to create a new experience, one that is safer, better, more relaxed and enjoyable than even a guests’ own home.”

Roger Bootle, chairman of Capital Economics, a leading independent macroeconomic research firm also stated his optimistic view on the crisis: “although some countries will see falls in GDP of 20 percent or more in a very short period, there is every chance we will get a ‘v’ shaped recovery – a very fast pick-up once the worst is past.”

Discussing changes in our world and people he believes that the situation may damage the personal finance of people even for a year or two, but after this time the memory will fade in the longer term.

Roger Dow, chief executive of the United States Travel Association said: “tourism would be a key part of the economic recovery.” Regarding the anticipation of a recovery, he stated: “we must be prepared in the right time for the recovery”. However, as he argues the recovery will also come in waves, first shows itself in domestic tourism and then internationally.

Richard Haddad, chief executive of Jannah Hotels & Resorts pointed out that the “hospitality industry is facing, joining hands and knowing that everyone is working globally towards the brighter ‘tomorrow’ is vital for the travel and tourism world.”

These are just some of the optimistic viewpoints expressed by the professionals of the industry in this virtual conference. We are all now united as “one” community gets prepared for a brighter future when tourism and hospitality will be flourished again. Hope we all benefit from sustainable tourism around the world once more.

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Iran Doostan: Iran Tour Operator and Travel Agency

Looking for a business partner in the travel sector to send tours to Iran? Then, you are in the right place. Iran Doostan tours Co. is a BtoB travel agency with about 30 years of experience in operating all types of incoming tours to Iran. The company has been operating tours from Germany, Spain, and Greece and has had remarkable cooperation with these markets, particularly Germany from the very beginning. Having been selected as the best Iran tour operator 8th times during the last 30 years has made Iran Doostan a trustworthy travel agency for partners and also tourists.

Our experience and service ranges

We are honored to have been a pioneer in operating cultural tours in Iran. Our exclusive tour itineraries and experienced team have provided memorable experiences for many travelers so far. Later, we expanded our services to cover more diverse packages including adventure, safari and medical tours to Iran.

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Iran deserts offer an authentic experience for adventure lovers.

We also provide all travel services including itineraries, visa, tour guides, transportation, accommodation, and whatever our tourists may need while traveling to Iran.Iran visa process is easy and fast and the tourists can apply for a visa online. Iran e-visa has been launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to make it easier to apply for an Iran tourist visa online.

Iran Doostan exclusive package tours to Iran

IDT team is providing a diversity of package tours to Iran and there are also tailor-made tours available, in case our clients’ requests, which could be discussed according to their preferences. The most prominent types of tours we are offering right now include:Cultural toursAdventure toursSafari toursMICE toursMedical toursReligious toursIt is interesting to know that each category offers its own diversity, too. For instance, our cultural tours consist of culinary tours, UNESCO world heritage sites, etc. To discover more information, you can visit our package tours to Iran.

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Cultural tours to Iran: Narenjestan Qavam-Shiraz

Why Iran Doostan?

You will have the privilege of working with the most experienced Iran tour operator and also one of the leaders of the tourism market in Iran. So, you would probably make sure that our itineraries are quite reliable. Added to this, are the professional staff that will arrange everything in advance and assures that everything goes well from the early stages of being in contact with you for consultation until the presence of your tour in Iran. The positive feedback we receive after operating a tour is concrete evidence of our dear tourists’ satisfaction.

If you are looking for more information on details of our package tours to Iran, Iran visa process, or starting a partnership, please do not hesitate to get in touch through info@idt.ir right now. We will be back with you soon.

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Iran Doostan CEO message from FITUR 2020 exhibition

Greetings from Madrid, FITUR 2020 exhibition, to everyone fascinated by Iran’s history and culture and those who are interested in traveling to this ancient land. A land that has the reputation of having developed one of the oldest civilizations in the world.
Yesterday was the third day of the FITUR 2020 exhibition, the international event holding from 22 to 26 January. The first three days of this exhibition is dedicated to tourism professionals and the last two days to public visitors and travel lovers.
This is our 26th presence in FITUR but in a tough circumstance; just after the heartbroken incident of the Ukrainian plane crash in Iran. We, therefore, expected a completely different experience this year. However, none of our appointments, set before the plane crash, were missed and much to our surprise, not only those who had set an appointment, but also our partners and other tour operators paid a visit to our booth, expressed their interest to continue and strengthen their partnership with Iran Doostan toward operating package tours to Iran.

I am proud to be an Iranian and would like to express my gratitude to all our partners and those who visited us in the past three days. We are pleased to have been successful in earning the trust of our partners all around the world during 30 years of experience and we are committed to making every effort to offer good quality services in operating a memorable trip for all travelers to Iran.

M.Ali Ashraf Vaghefi
CEO

Iran Doostan Tours Co.

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Iranian exporter award

Iran Doostan Tours Co. the exemplary exporter again in 2019

We are delighted and proud to announce that Iran Doostan received the national award as the outstanding Iranian exporter for the second time in 2019. In the past 27 years, this is the 8th time that Iran Doostan Tours Co. won this award.

M Ali Ashraf VaghefiMr. Vaghefi at Iran International Conference Centre

The 23rd anniversary of Iran National Exports Day was celebrated in Tehran on December 2. On this day The Exemplary Exporter ceremony was held at Iran International Conference Centre, Tehran and hosted by Es’haq Jahangiri, Iranian First Vice President and Reza Rahmani, Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade.

Iran Doostan team membersIran Doostan received the national award

At this ceremony, ITPO (Iran Trade Promotion Organization) annually celebrates the National Day of Exports and introduces the winners tried to raise the competitive capability of Iran in the non-oil export section such as developing public export culture, encouraging exporters and economic activists and agencies. There were some important factors impacting our ability to achieve this award such as varied target markets number of passengers product diversity customer satisfaction and attention to sustainable tourism. Undoubtedly, this achievement would have not been possible without the cooperation of our foreign partners.IDT founded in 1990 in the tourism and travel industry of Iran and has received the national award of the best Iranian exporter in tourism services in the years 2004, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2015.