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Iran and Iraq agree on tourism expansion
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Iran and Iraq agree on tourism expansion

(Persia Digest) – Officials from the tourism sectors of Iran and Iraq have reached an agreement to expand religious, sightseeing, and health tourism between the two countries. The Deputy for Iran’s tourism, Mohammad Moheb-Khodaei, and Iraq’s Head of Tourism Board, Hamud Mohsen Hassan, have been conducting negotiations in Baghdad.  

Visit Iran stand at Fitur 2018
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Visit Iran stand at Fitur 2018

Iranians active in the tourism industry will be introducing their services at the 38th International Tourism Fair (Fitur) in Spain. Fitur is one of the world’s largest tourism fairs. It will run from 7-21 January 2018 in Madrid with participating tour operators, travel agencies and other organs working in the tourism sector in Iran.

Winged Iranian man remains in Pasargad
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Winged Iranian man remains in Pasargad

A two and a half meter relief of a winged Iranian human is not going to be moved from the Achaemenid area of Pasargad. His position has been fixed and according to the director of Pasargad World Heritage Base, a complete preservation work in a very principled way is carried out in accordance with international standards.

Tabriz Handicrafts Fair in 2018
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Tabriz Handicrafts Fair in 2018

Tabriz is the tourism capital of Islamic countries in 2018. It’s an events filled occasion which will begin in the spring. In anticipation of the event, traditional handicraft fairs are being organized in the city. The Tabriz Handicrafts Fair will run here from 6-21 January 2018.

Romanian couple show world to little daughter
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Romanian couple show world to little daughter

A Romanian couple have traveled 26 thousand kilometers on a motorbike to show the world to their little 6-year old daughter. They have now crossed Iran in their travels. The family set out on their motorbike for Mongolia from Romania and have now crossed Iran by visiting the famous, ancient Tabriz bazaar and taking keepsake photos with their little girl.

Tabriz 2018 event begins in 2018
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Tabriz 2018 event begins in 2018

With the beginning of 2018, the international Tabriz 2018 event began unofficially on January 4. The official ceremonies will begin on 23March 2018.  Tabriz 2018 is a historical and international event taking place in the tourism sector of Iran. At the beginning of 2018, on the evening of Thursday January 4th, the bells tolled and announced its beginning with the attendance of the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance and the director of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran, in the ‘City of the Firsts” (epithet of the city of Tabriz).

Tehran Tourism Expo in January
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Tehran Tourism Expo in January

The 11th International Tourism Expo and related industries will take place in Tehran end of January. This exhibition will be staged in association with Iran International Exhibitions Company, Iran Trade Development Organization, and the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, from 23-26 January 2018 inclusive.

Iran welcomes foreign investors in tourism
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Iran welcomes foreign investors in tourism

The CEO of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran announced: “The government of Iran has placed tourism at the top of its agenda as one of its main missions. Thus, I am inviting all foreign investors to enter the tourism sector in Iran and invest here. I can reassure them that the Iranian government will support them and their investment will be profitable.”  

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor

2018/01/06

The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.

Iran, US should opt long term relations

2017/10/22

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.

German Schiller Group Concert in Tehran

2017/11/14

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.  

Cooking Tour for Persian dishes

2017/08/16

Two young girls by the names of Shirin Tahanan and Matin Lashkari are the initiators of a delicious cooking tour in Tehran. Shirin cooks and Matin organizes the tour.  

New find in Persepolis

2017/08/20

The newly discovered gates in Persepolis will soon be turned into a museum site once all the protective and safety measures have been completed.

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Pakistanis return to Iran by train

2018/01/20

After nearly twelve years, Iran and Pakistan have decided to get back on the railway tracks and begin running passenger trains between the two neighboring countries as from September 2018.

A building and history burned to the ground

2018/01/20

One year ago today, it was on 20 January 2017 that plumes of thick smoke rose to the sky and brought the bad omen of the famous Plasco building burning in central Tehran; an old city landmark and commercial center that lived only for 53 years before going up in smoke.

Fajr Theater Festival celebrates pioneers

2018/01/20

The 36th Fajr International Theater Festival is celebrating the works of three of its veterans, Ahmad Damud, Hushang Azadivar, and Jamshid Khanian. Their names have been printed in the Festival catalogue and the date has been set for the closing ceremony.  

Vermiculus (music)

2018/01/19

Artist: Constantinople Band Album: Clouds Genre: World music Year: 2006   (Persia Digest) – “Vermiculus” is performed by the Iranian-Canadian band “Constantinople”. It is a fusion piece of European music played with “Daf” percussion instrument. Percussion instruments can be combined with music from around the world.

Ali Rahbari in concert with Korean artist

2018/01/19

Following a concert with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, former conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, Ali Rahbari, will be performing with musicians from S Korea end-January.