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Business and political leaders gather to lead tourism forward

Business and political leaders gather to lead tourism forward

Tehran is schedule to host Iran Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (IHTIC) from February 7 to 8. Dr. Zahra Ahmadipour, Vice President & Head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) and Ahmad Jamali, General Director for Foreign Investment at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance will open the conference for a two days of panel discussions and presentations by leading experts in tourism industry.

The conference bring a along both political and business leader to create a unique opportunity to connect successful tourism investors and operators. Iranian politicians are fully aware that Iran has a great change to become a principle tourism hub in the Middle East and North Africa, that is the reason why they open the doors of the country to investors and operators of the field. Iran’s main purpose is to strengthen the infrastructures of tourism Industry to be able to keep up of the fast pace of changes and developments in the field.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said recently on tourism industry: “we make a lot of effort to develop our tourism industry. We are renovating our aviation fleet, expanding railway system, and building highways in order to increase the tourist influx. Rouhani make the remarks at the opening ceremony of the 17th World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) Convention in Tehran on Jan. 28.

In the past week, Iranian authorities have held various meetings with Italian and Armenian to boost tourism relations. With positive outcome of Iran’s Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and relaxing of sanctions, Iran’s tourism industry has significant potential which investors must consider fundamentally. The IHTIC aims to provide a venue for investors and operators to realize the potentials and gaps of tourism industry in Iran.

The Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference will take place on February 7-8 at the Parsian Evin Hotel in Tehran. For more information visit

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