Iran, safe and desirable destination for Russians - minister

Iran, safe and desirable destination for Russians - minister

Having unique tourism capabilities, Iran is a safe and desirable travel destination for visitors from around the world, Iranian minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali Asghar Mounesan said during a meeting with Russian and Iranian tourism activists in Moscow.

In recent years, Iran’s tourism sector has flourished because new branches of traveling, such as eco-tourism, health tourism, mining tourism, and agritourism, have all been gaining popularity, the minister said. 

Iran offers an impressive range of tourist attractions, including historical, cultural, and natural monuments, handicrafts, dense forests, towering mountains, roaring rivers, and beautiful deserts, while there are also over 700 museums that can be visited in different cities, he explained. 

Tourists can find the country to be one of the pocket-friendly destinations in the world, he mentioned, noting that some 400 hotels and over 2,000 eco-lodge units have been established across the country, Tehran Times reported.

Mounesan on Monday signed an action plan with Russia to implement a bilateral visa-free agreement for tourist groups.