On the occasion of World Tourism Day 2015, which is celebrated annually on 27th September, Iran plans to unveil new services for foreign tourists travelling to the country.
An official of the Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft Organization (CHTHO) announced that the country plans to unveil tourist’s new credit card and SIM card as well as insurance facilities for foreign travelers in a ceremony that will be held at Tehran’s Milad Tower on September 27.
“The Bank Melli of Iran has already issued debit cards entitled ‘Tourist Card’ in its branch of Imam Khomeini International Airport. However, other Iranian banks will introduce their own services during the event,” Tehran Times quoted CHTHO Deputy Director for Tourism Affairs Morteza Rahmani-Movahhed as saying .
Rahmani-Movahhed added that more details about the new services will be revealed over the 27th September celebration event.
A ceremony to celebrate World Tourism Day 2015 will be held at Tehran’s Milad Tower on September 27.
According to Rahmani-Movahhed, Tehran’s Noruz Park will also host an exhibition on Iran Tourism Festival from September 23 to 27.
“Different aspects of tourism industry as well as potential cultural and local characteristics for boosting tourism will be introduced during the exhibition,” he said.
Regarding the decrease in inflation rate in Iran, the country is a low-priced destination for foreign tourists.
Iran made it onto the top destination lists of major publications such as The Financial Times and The Guardian last year thanks to sights that include 2,500-year old ruins at Persepolis near Shiraz and 16th-century Islamic architectural gems in Isfahan.
Iran is home to some of the world’s most magnificent historical and archaeological sites. Relics of a proud ancient civilization include: Persepolis, the capital of the largest empire that the world has ever seen; the city of Isfahan; Shiraz, the city of love and poetry; and Hamadan, where Avicenna, the father of early modern medicine, is buried.
UNESCO has declared 16 world heritage sites in Iran, which was historically referred to as Persia in the west until the 20th century.