Tehran hosting Int’l Tourism Exhibition
The 12th edition of Tehran International Tourism Exhibition opened at the capital city’s International Fairgrounds on Tuesday, with participants from 12 countries showcasing their products in the 4-day event.
Organized by Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO), the four-day event is hosting 660 domestic and foreign companies from 12 countries.
Representatives of Italy, Turkey, Malaysia, Germany, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Cambodia, Afghanistan and Pakistan have attended the exhibition.
The pavilions are comprised of airlines, travel agencies, tour operators, hotels, hospitals and other related industries, including banks and insurance companies, publications, free zones, sports and ecotourism facilities, as well as online services.
ICHTTO has devised over 100 different packages to introduce the less famous tourism destinations of Iran during the event.
The exhibition is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 17 p.m., with folk music and ritual performances. The event will end on Friday (Feb. 15).
Earlier in mid-January, Iran’s Deputy Head of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization Mohammad Khayyatian announced that some 6 million foreign tourists had visited the country in the first 3 quarters of the current local calendar year (March 21, 2018-Decemeber 21, 2018), adding that the country intended to pay more attention to tourism.
Addressing inauguration ceremony of the new director general of Kermanshah Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department, Mohammad Khayyatian added that this number of tourists arrived in Iran while the country was under sanctions.