Some 4 mln foreign tourists visited Iran in 2013
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.21
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Some four million foreign tourists traveled to Iran in 2013, IRIB quoted Darvish Amiri, an official at Iran's cultural heritage and tourism organization, as saying on Feb. 21.
He added that the figure was very small compared to a total 1.15 billion tourist traveling around the world in 2013.
Iran's tourism industry is booming, with more foreign travelers visiting the country than ever before. So much so that Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is hoping to attract 10 million international tourists each year.
The country currently attracts predominantly medical and religious tourists, although this is all expected to change as Iran develops new relationships with foreign nations.