(Persia Digest) – A trip to Iran now costs 50 percent less for tourists traveling here. This has led to an increased number of trips from neighboring countries of up to 51 percent. But, this drop in price has not yet enticed visitors from further afield.

Nevertheless, the Head of Iran’s Tourism Organization is optimistic that the lower prices will shift the statistics of trans-regional tourists and compensate for the lower numbers in the second half of the year.

But the Head of Iran’s Association of Tour Operators believes: “Unless the lower prices and security in Iran are advertised on TV across the globe, it would be very difficult to change the views of tourists who are afraid of Iran.”

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He pointed to the negative propaganda campaigns against Iran which has led to waves of concern outside its borders, saying: “We need to advertise the truth about our country more than ever before to show Iran is a safe place.”

As reported by Persia Digest (PD), the Iranian government decided recently not to stamp the passports of tourists coming here who were worried about travel limitations to the US.

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Currently, this has been implemented for some European countries who were concerned about Iranian visa stickers in the passports.

It is expected that these measures along with lower prices of travel to Iran will attract more tourists in the coming months.

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