Iran Hosts 5.2 Million Foreign Tourists in 8 Months to Nov. 2018

Iran Hosts 5.2 Million Foreign Tourists in 8 Months to Nov. 2018

A majority of foreign travelers visiting Iran during the eight-month period were from neighboring countries, namely Iraq, Turkey, Russia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Armenia.

About 5.2 million tourists traveled to Iran during the first eight months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Nov. 21) to register a 57% growth compared with last year’s corresponding period, the head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization said.

“The development of tourism infrastructure, considerable investments in tourism sector, issuance of electronic visa and visa waiver for target countries could be considered the main reasons for the growth in the number of foreign travelers,” Ali Asghar Mounesan was also quoted as saying by the organization’s website earlier this month.

The official noted that the number is already higher than last year’s 5.1 million.

Read This: How to Travel to Iran Visa Free

Source: financialtribune

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I think losing your travel documents, money, and your phone in a foreign country is on the top place in the list of top things you must be scared of when you go abroad. You can google the list of the cities famous for their pickpockets and purse-snatchers. Now, if you’re coming to Iran, hearing the financial news in Iran might worry you a little; and in fact, the tourist centres and crowded areas are no exception in this case. But statistics show that Iran is almost a lot better and safer than other countries in this case. But, only in case you want to travel with peace of mind, keep these points in mind: • You don’t have carry your passport with you to everywhere you go; only a copy of that would suffice. No one usually asks for it. • You will need cash, but you shouldn’t carry all the cash you have with you. • I suggest you to put your eggs in different baskets, I mean split your money and put it in different places so in case you get robbed, you will have some money left. • It’t better to use bags and handbags instead of backpack in crowded places like bazaars; so you can always watch the zippers. • And always keep an eye on your phone!