Iran celebrates World Tourism Day in Tehran

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Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day during a ceremony held in Tehran, Press TV has reported.

Many Iranian tourism representatives and several government officials attended the gala held on September 27.

Some individuals and institutions were honored at the event for their outstanding contributions to Iran’s tourism industry.

According to International Civil Aviation Organization, Iran has the safest airspace in Middle East, and has been recently introduced as one of the 10 top tourist destinations because of its high climate variety and reasonable services.

Iran is also seeking to prepare its infrastructure for promoting Islamic and Halal tourism.

As Iran is planning to expand its tourism and attract the world’s people to the country with rich history and culture, the experts believe that a greater attention from responsible government sectors is required.

The Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization (CHTHO) Masoud Soltanifar and Spanish Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism José Manuel Soria López had earlier inked an agreement on the issue.

According to the agreement, “Spain will share its experience in hotel construction and converting historical buildings into guesthouses, and will also encourage Spanish shareholders to invest in Iran’s hotel industry.”

Iranian’s society is one of the most vibrant and diverse societies in the Middle East that is interesting for the lovers of history and ethnic variety.

Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Armenian monastic ensembles of Iran, Bam and its cultural landscape, Bisotoun, Pasargadae, Persepolis, Sheikh Safi al-din shrine, Shoushtar historical hydraulic system, Soltaniyeh, Tabriz historic bazaar complex, Takht-e Soleiman, Tchogha Zanbil and the Persian garden are among the Iranian historical heritage inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Many people around the globe annually celebrate World Tourism Day, registered on September 27.

The day aims to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values.

This year’s World Tourism Day (WTD) draws special attention to the role of tourism in contributing to one of the building blocks of a more sustainable future for all: Community development.

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