What should Iran do to improve its tourism?
Tehran Iran, Feb.25
Private sector in Iran can do better with the least cost in the tourism sector, vice president of the Economic Commission of Iran’s Parliament Seyed Hasan Hosseini told Trend.
"Our main problem in tourism is mismanagement. At the same time, we have the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization with vast power. Besides this, there are many sectors involved in tourism,” he added.
He noted that Iran does not have an upstream organization in the field of tourism to manage the active sectors with the aim of aligning them.
“Unfortunately, the tourism infrastructure has not been strengthened, and the inheritance from our ancestors are not reserved well,” he said. “Today, only the private sector can do better job with the least cost in this area.”
Hosseini pointed out that foreign tourists today are seeking to become familiar with the customs of different regions and countries. “BoomGardi as a private company can best of all show customs of the regions in our country and the Cultural Heritage Organization should have a special focus on this issue. Perhaps there is no need for money and credit, but we need ideas.”
BoomGardi is a privately held company in Iran that operates an online marketplace and hospitality service which is accessible via its websites. Members can use the service to arrange or offer lodging, primarily homestays, or tourism experiences.
The company does not own any of the real estate listings, nor does it host events; as a broker, it receives commissions from every booking.
He went on to say that there is no think tank in the field of tourism to provide the strategies necessary to advance this industry.
“The Cultural Heritage Organization can regulate those who operate in a limited and irregular way and make the necessary standardization according to the cultural and historical context of the region,” he said.