WTO chief to attend Iran’s tourism event

Business Materials 24 January 2017 21:04 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, Jan. 24

By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:

World Tourism Organization’s Secretary General Taleb Rifai will attend an international convention of tour guides in Iran on Jan. 28, Trend correspondent reported from Tehran Jan. 24.

The event will bring together 300 tour guides from 50 countries.

Zahra Ahmadipour, head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization, will give the inaugural speech.

The event is being held one year after the implementation of the nuclear deal, officially called the JCPOA, which ended years-long economic sanctions on Iran.

Official reports say since the deal was put into force, the number of the tourists coming from Europe to Iran has jumped by 50 percent.

Many hoteliers and famous hotel brands have also started talks with Iranian partners to enter the post-sanctions market.