This week will see the registration of three cities in Iran as World Craft Cities. These are Kalpurgan, Sirjan, and Marivan. Yesterday, the ceremony was held for Kalpurgan. Tomorrow Sirjan will be registered as a World Kilim City, followed by Marivan next week as a World Kalash City. The ceremonies are attended by the President of the World Crafts Council-Asia Pacific Region (WCC-APR).
The passenger transport manager for Iranian Railways has announced the inauguration of a free Tabriz-Jolfa tourist train.
Mir-Hassan Mousavi said: “Following the successful startup of a number of sightseeing train routes, the Tabriz-Jolfa route will be providing free travel for tourists seven days a week from 1 December 2017 to 30 January 2018 in association with the Aras Free Zone Organization.
The Iranian Nowruz New Year will be celebrated as an international event simultaneously with the “Tabriz 2018” event in this city. This will introduce Iranian ceremonies and concentrate on the city of Tabriz.
Deputy for the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran said: “Tabriz 2018 will open on 23 March 2018.”
Mohammad Moheb-Khodaei pointed to the 20-year vision document for Iran aiming to attract 20 million tourists by 2025, and said: “We have to make the most of Tabriz 2018.”
The Hormuz Art Week is taking place with the dazzling arts, culture, and theater of this island in association with “Baran Theater” 2-7 December 2017 to display the various artistic fields in which islander artists are active.
Tabriz, Yazd, Ahvaz, Hamedan, and Kerman have joined the ad network of Turkish Airlines. From now on, these five most spectacular Iranian cities will be screened on the IFE TV screens of all Turkish Airlines flights.
The CEO of the Cultural Heritage Organization of Isfahan, Fereidun Allahyari, in a meeting with Japanese tourism officials in Iran announced that Japan will be studying the tourism potentials of the city of Isfahan in line with developing mutual travel.
The Deputy of the Tourism Organization of Iran has said that: “Iranians living abroad can get a free plane ticket to Iran if they introduce five foreign tourists. They can also transfer their tickets to their relatives.”
The deadly quake of 13 November in western Iran has been attracting messages of condolences from tourists who have visited the country previously. It has also not affected plans by new visitors who were planning to travel to the stricken areas in Kermanshah Province.
The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time.
Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.
In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.
The Iranian Ambassador to the UK, Hamid Baeidinejad, has announced the signing of an MoU between the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of Iran and the UK’s IGH International Hospitals Group who are a leading, independent healthcare services company.
Artist: Alan Kushan [Where are they now]
Album: Par [Feather]
(Persia Digest) – “East” from the “Par” album is an experimental combination of eastern music, especially from Iran and India, where the dulcimer and tabla feature prominently as the ambassadors of two cultures.
Iran’s Minister of Petroleum, Bijan Zangeneh, met for talks with Wang Yang Gao, Chief of China’s International Chamber of Commerce yesterday.
At the meeting, Yang Gao pointed out the extensive trade ties between Iran and China, and stated: “China needs energy resources and our old friend, Iran, is rich in these resources. This can help expand ties between the two countries.”
The Iran Film Week will kick off in Paris next week, organized by “Cahiers du Cinéma” editor and film critique Jean-Michel Frodon. A lack of invitation to Masoud Kimiaei, however, prompted Iranian filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan to turn down an invitation to the film week.