Iran has 21 sites registered on the World Heritage List of UNESCO; therefore, it is an amazing travel destination. Travel and Tour World (TTW) which is a travel trade media also introduces Iran as a Must-Visit-travel- destination.
Since the 2013 election of President Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s tourism has noticeably experienced an increase in international tourists’ arrival. Moreover, the experts believe that the tourism industry of Iran will have a boost in the following years; however, it depends on the true realization of its tourism potential.
Iran is hopeful to host 20 million tourists, spending $30 billion by 2025. To achieve the purpose, it has provided new hotels, offered better services, and facilitated the process of issuing visas. To indicate the hopeful future of tourism in Iran, Mr. M. Ali Vaghefi- the managing director of Iran Doostan Tours Co.- also declared that comparing to the last year, the number of international tourists traveling to Iran in April and May 2017 has considerably increased.
The increase of international tourists’ arrival in Iran in 2017
Moreover, regarding the annual report of WTTC titled” travel and tourism economic impact 2017- Iran”, the number of international tourists who travel to Iran would reach approximately 10 million by 2027. Consequently, Iran would earn about $5.2 billion.