Arrival of 7 million foreign tourists to Iran

Saying that more than 6 million foreign tourists have traveled to Iran during the first 9 months of this year," the head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization said, "We predict that the statistics of foreign tourists' arrival will reach to 7 million by the end of this year."

Iran (IMNA) – "having many tourist attractions as well as unique monuments, hospitability of Iranian people, and various international exhibitions and conferences have led to increase in foreign tourists travels to Iran in comparison to the last year," Ali Asghar Munesian noted. "In addition to economic benefits, tourism industry has social and cultural influences as well, and can expand the cultural interactions between countries," he added.

"I evaluate the future of tourism industry as a prosperous and thriving industry, and we are the witnesses of significant development in this field," he continued. "Right now, investors are interested in bankrolling in tourism industry in such a way that currently about 2,000 projects with the investment of 12,000 billion tomans are implementing by the private sectors in tourism field," he said.

"This amount of investment indicates that tourism industry has a bright future," he also said.

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