Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:54PM
Iran is a country with high potential in tourism industry and since the JCPOA it’s geared up to make its mark in the industry.
Iran is a country with high potential in tourism industry and since the JCPOA it’s geared up to make its mark in the industry.
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Iran is a country with high potential in tourism industry and since the JCPOA it’s geared up to make its mark in the industry.

Iran’s  Alborz and Zagros mountains in the north and west of the country, along with the deserts located in the east has resulted in Iran having four simultaneous seasons in each of which rests beautiful natural landscapes. Iran’s location which neighbors two large areas of water has further added to this diversity.

On the other hand, Iran’s geographical location has resulted in it being home to several different races and kingships. Due to this fact, hundreds of archaeological sites that are 200 to 7,000 years old can be found in each town and village in the country. At the time being another key point that adds to Iran’s advantage in this industry must be assessed- Iran is the world’s cheapest tourist destination. This fact has been reported by the World Economic Forum (WEF) who has assessed nearly 141 countries.

Statistics show that Iran is currently ranked 15th in terms of tourist attractions in the world. A series of hurdles such as sanctions and propaganda by the west, especially in the media, has prevented Iran’s tourism industry from flourishing.

From this 1.5 billion dollar industry, Iran has only been able to obtain 7.5 million dollars and therefore has ranked 35th in this respect. In addition to economic issues, one of the essential factors that have led to the number of tourists is safety. The idea that foreign tourists visit an area where safety is guaranteed is impossible.  

Iran is located in an area where threats are rampant around the country.  Opposite to what many believe, Iran is actually very stable in an area that is representative of instability. The Iranian government is planning to attract more tourists. Although the country has about 130 4 and 5 star hotels, it has been said that this figure must be closer to 270. This calculation will lead to  10 million tourists visiting annually which will  in return create 4 million jobs and produce around 13.6 billion dollars for the country.

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