Iranian private airline plans to create eco-camp(Exclusive)

Business Materials 23 February 2018 15:34 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23

By Kamyar Eghbalnejad – Trend:

Iranian private airline Mahan in collaboration with foreign partners is planning to inaugurate a huge international eco-camp in the southeastern province of Kerman, a source involved in the project told Trend.

Akbar Rashidi, an operator of the project, has said that the project in expected to be inaugurated in April.

Rashidi added that Mahan and two foreign partners are likely to invest about 140 billion tomans ($31.1 million) in the project.

The country’s 20-year development plan, named Vision 2025, has set a target to annually attract 20 million tourists to the country.

While the number of tourist arrivals in Iran over the last fiscal year (starting March 20) was below six million people, about nine million Iranian tourists visited foreign countries.

Iraq and Azerbaijan account for the highest number of tourist arrivals in Iran. Medical and religious purposes are among the main reasons attracting tourists form the neighboring countries to Iran.

About 200,000 tourists arrived in Iran from Iraq over the last fiscal 2017/18 year to receive healthcare services.

This is while the neighboring Turkey attracted 2.5 million Iranian tourists in 2017, indicating an increase of 50.2 percent compared to 2016.