You can travel to Yazd over and over again. The city has so many splendid attractions that it never becomes repetitive. These very same attractions must have enchanted international experts enough to place it on the list of Unesco registered sites as Iran’s first world city.
Morteza Rahmani-Movahed, Iranian Ambassador to Japan, has met with Hiroshi Tabata, Japan Tourism Agency Commissioner, to discuss mutual ties in the tourism industry, cultural exchanges, and a special program for the 90th anniversary of ties between the two countries.
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.
Tourists from the Republic of Azerbaijan have broken the record of travel to Iran. The number of trips by Azeri citizens visiting Iran in the first nine months of 2018 increased by 53.2 percent as compared to a similar period last year, to reach one million and 68 thousand trips. But the number of trips by Iranians to Azerbaijan has dropped by 32.7 percent during the same period.
Nushijan citadel in Shusab village near Malayer, western Iran’s Hamedan Province, is situated on a mound 37 meters high and dates back to the Iron age and early Mede settlements in Iran. The citadel attracts many visitors every year.
The passport office of Iran’s Foreign Ministry has circulated a memo announcing: “Based on the implementation of the principle of reciprocity and considering Serbia’s discontinuation of the visa waiver program for Iran, the same decision has been taken by Iran to implement visa requirements for Serbian nationals who intend to travel to Iran.”
The head of Iran’s representative office for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Isfahan Province stated: "We are aiming to issue e-visas for tourists from the end of October without labels in passports.
According to the latest reports released by Dubai’s tourism authorities, the number of Iranian visitors to this country has dropped by 28 percent in the first eight months of 2018 as compared to a similar period last year.
Australian cultural attaché and second in rank, Hamish Leslie Reisen, has said that Australians are not very familiar with Iran and its tourist attractions, adding: “Planning cultural programs is one of the best incentives for Australians to travel to Iran; because, the image they have of Iran is impacted by the global news coverage. Good news from Iran will surely attract their attention, especially about cultural links between the two countries.”
An EU spokesperson has pointed to the compact agenda of Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, saying she will probably be unable to fit the anti-Iran summit in Poland in her work schedule.
According to finds by Iranian researchers, water levels in the Caspian Sea have dropped in recent years and the effluent of pollutants and agricultural and urban wastewaters into the Sea has increased its organic load and decreased oxygen levels. This will transform the Caspian Sea in the deeper parts into a dead environment.
Former Iranian Ambassador to China believes: “A turnover of directors and change of regulations in Iran means that Beijing will not make long-term plans to work with Tehran. It is against this backdrop that large state-owned Chinese companies have left Iran during the sanctions period.”
A reformist Iranian political analyst believes: “Tensions are likely to reoccur due to economic problems created by sanctions, but the only way out of the existing crisis and bridging the gap between the people and the government is to accept that the problem exists and make some reforms from inside the system.”
Iran’s Ambassador to Switzerland Mohammad Reza Haji Karim Jabbari on Monday appreciated the Swiss Iranologist Professor Johann Christoph Burgel for his outstanding contributions to the Islamic and Iranian studies as well as his invaluable translations in the field of Persian language and history.
The Iranian foreign minister has condemned the continued detention of an Iranian female journalist in US jails, saying that the US government still violates human rights of black people, reports Mehr News.
Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said on Monday that Iran has always been seeking to establish peace and stability in the region, but it will never allow any country to build coalition against its interests in the region or outside.