Following a landmark nuclear deal Tehran and world powers clinched in 2015, Iran is repeatedly named as a hot travel destination by a circle of international media outlets in terms of its rich history, picturesque sceneries, traditions, cuisine and hospitable people.
Iran is proving to be an increasingly popular destination with air travelers, experiencing growing passenger numbers from around the world – a trend that looks like it will continue in 2017, according to a study by ForwardKeys, the leading travel intelligence analyst.
Iran has put forward its Arasbaran protected area as a candidate for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage list for 2018.
The United Nations World Tourism Organization has named 2017 as “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
Flocks of migratory geese are shown at Sorkhrud wetland in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran on December 25, 2016.
The magnificent ruins of Tchogha Zanbil is amongst the topmost tourist attractions in southwest Iran as it is considered by many the finest surviving example of the Elamite architecture in the globe.
Iran has been recommended as a top travel destination for 2017 as the country takes steps to ease visa rules for foreign tourists.
Eram Garden widely famous for its towering cypress trees is one the impressive and most-visited gardens in Iran.
Iran is a booming destination for Europeans seeking adventurous vacations, particularly people from Spain, France and Scandinavia. Even tourism from the United States is picking up, industry insiders say.
Chehel Sotoun, located in the central Iranian city of Isfahan, is a surviving 17th-century palace, which used to be part of the royal precinct that stretched between Naqsh-e Jahan (Imam) Sq. and Chahar Bagh Abbasi St.
The well-traveled readers of the Guardian pick Iranian hill villages, palaces and guesthouses, plus unusual events such as ancient athletics and ritual mourning ceremonies.
The number of foreign tourists visiting Abyaneh Village of Natanz in Isfahan Province during Sept. 22- Oct. 21 hit 6,657, said the villages rural administrator.
Russia will do its best to waive visa requirements for Iran, said the head of Russias State Agency for Tourism.