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A Potential Not Yet Realized: The State of Tourism in Iran

A Potential Not Yet Realized: The State of Tourism in Iran

  • 13 August 2022
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Iran's tourism industry seems to be picking up again. But what are the critical metrics for this industry, and how does Iran compare to its neighbors?
500 intl. travelers attend Ashura commemorations in Yazd

500 intl. travelers attend Ashura commemorations in Yazd

  • 10 August 2022
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TEHRAN—Over 500 foreign travelers attended mourning ceremonies held in Yazd to commemorate the Shia holy day of Ashura, the province’s tourism chief has said.
Half a million mourners attend Great Husseiniya of Zanjan

Half a million mourners attend Great Husseiniya of Zanjan

  • 09 August 2022
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TEHRAN – Some half a million mourners from Iran and other countries have gathered in the Great Husseiniya of Zanjan to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his loyal companions, slain in 680 CE at K...
Iranian films line up for Moscow documentary festival

Iranian films line up for Moscow documentary festival

  • 03 August 2022
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TEHRAN – Six Iranian films will compete in the Moscow International Documentary Film Festival – Doker.
Iran tourism: Minaee Heritage House the first narrative-museum of Tehran

Iran tourism: Minaee Heritage House the first narrative-museum of Tehran

  • 02 August 2022
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Minaee Heritage House is a Qajar-era building whose construction goes back to 150 years ago. It is known by the name of its last owner, Minaee, but was in fact the property of Monir us-Saltaneh, one of Nasser ed-Din Shah’s w...
Traces of Bronze Age smelting workshops discovered in southern Iran

Traces of Bronze Age smelting workshops discovered in southern Iran

  • 01 August 2022
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TEHRAN – Archaeologists have found new traces of metal smelting workshops, estimated to date from the Bronze Age, in the Shahdad region of Kerman province, southern Iran.
Tourism minister promises to help restore flood-hit Yazd

Tourism minister promises to help restore flood-hit Yazd

  • 31 July 2022
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TEHRAN—Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Minister Ezzatollah Zarghami has pledged to facilitate the restoration of the damaged parts of the historical texture of Yazd in central Iran after the recent flash floods. ...
In Takht-e Soleyman, where inner peace meets outer beauty

In Takht-e Soleyman, where inner peace meets outer beauty

  • 30 July 2022
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TEHRAN—Nested in a lonely bowl of mountains, ringed by 1500-year-old walls in northwest Iran, the UNESCO-listed Takht-e Soleyman was once a principal fire temple of the Zoroastrian faith in ancient Persia.
Shahr-e Yeri to embrace special archaeological base, tourism minister says

Shahr-e Yeri to embrace special archaeological base, tourism minister says

  • 27 July 2022
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TEHRAN – Iranian tourism minister on Monday said a special archaeological base will be constructed in Shahr-e Yeri, a unique archaeological site in northwest Iran, which is sometimes referred to as the “city of the mou...
Award-winning Esfahak village to be demarcated

Award-winning Esfahak village to be demarcated

  • 26 July 2022
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TEHRAN – Cultural heritage authorities are set to define legal boundaries for Esfahak village, which is situated in Tabas county, eastern Iran.
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