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Iran turns to crypto to enable easier spending by tourists

Iran turns to crypto to enable easier spending by tourists

When US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in May 2018 and reinstated harsh sanctions on Iran, many feared that Iran’s tourism sector, which has been continuously growing in recent years, would take a hit.

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Direct US threats to Iranian tourism

Direct US threats to Iranian tourism

Three years ago, the US changed its visa waiver law and tried to indirectly threaten Iran’s tourism. Now, US consulates and embassies in certain Asian and European countries, and even in Iran’s neighboring countries, are overtly pressurizing travel agents and threatening them to stop sending tourists to Iran.

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The mysterious Valley of the Jinns in Tabas

The mysterious Valley of the Jinns in Tabas

The mysterious Valley of the Jinns, or Kal-e Jinni, is an ancient valley along the Basharuyeh-Tabas road in Yazd Province. Valleys or paths created by floods or the flow of water are called kal in Persian. Locals have called this the kal of jinns because they found the valley to be rather scary and so this magnificent place is now known as the Valley of the Jinns.

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Major leap for Iranian tourism expected soon

Major leap for Iranian tourism expected soon

The Ambassador of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism has said: “Iran is seen as a scary country from the outside, although this is based on a political agenda. Nevertheless, one must travel to Iran to see how it really is. We believe that tourism has a serious responsibility in portraying a new image of Iran worldwide.”

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New York Times reader comments on travel to Iran

New York Times reader comments on travel to Iran

A few days ago, the New York Times published its annual list of places to go in 2019. Iran was one of the countries on its list. The New York Times chose the title of “Tourism cautiously returns to this Middle East jewel” for its article and named Iran as an attractive destination.

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