Due to the safety in Iran, the number of incoming tours that travel to Iran is increasing every month. Speaking of the statistics, in 2016 more than 5 million tourists ...
Due to the safety in Iran, the number of incoming tours that travel to Iran is increasing every month (Read More in Is Iran Safe to travel?). Speaking of the statistics, in 2016 more than 5 million tourists visited Iran which is the safest country in The Middle East. And in 2017 more than six million foreign tourists visited Iran last year (read more in Number of foreign tourists visiting Iran doubled); a top government official was quoted as saying in a media report.
Tourism is seen as a major pillar of economy in the world, and Iran must tap into its tourism capacities in order to improve its economic conditions (read more in Iran UNESCO Sites). The government can create many jobs in the tourism sector with the minimum budget.
According to the official, most tourists visited the country from Iraq, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and Turkey (respectively accounting for 1,392,000, 979,000, 683,000 and 415,000 tourists to Iran) in the last Iranian year.
While some factors have made Iran a favorite tourism destination among western countries, fewer travelers visited the country from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar.
Mohammad Moheb Khodaei, deputy head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (CHHTO) for tourist affairs was quoted in the Irna noted that according to the Sixth National Development Plan, the government intends to raise the number of foreign tourists from 5 million to 20 million per year.