Iran discloses number of incoming tourists
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 9
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
From the beginning of this Iranian year (started on March 21, 2018) till the end of the seventh month, 4,739,413 tourists visited Iran, Veli Teymuri, Deputy Chairman of the Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicraft Industry and Tourism Organization, said.
The tourists from Iraq mainly visited Iran within 7 months, Trend reports citing Mizan News Agency.
So, during the reporting period, 2 million Iraqis visited Iran. Last Iranian year, 1,356,185 tourists from Iraq visited Iran, Teymuri added.
He added that tourists from neighboring countries, such as Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Turkey and Pakistan also visited Iran for medical treatment and sightseeing.
Teymuri said that earlier, tourists from neighboring countries arrived in Iran to go sightseeing, trade and work.
However, presently, Iraqis and Azerbaijanis arrived in Iran for medical treatment, he said.
Many revenues are obtained through the tourism sector, Teymuri added.