Jan 11, 2019, 2:31 PM
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10% increase in number of tourists to East Azarbaijan Prov.

Tabriz, Jan 11, IRNA - Director General of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department of East Azarbaijan says number of foreign tourists visiting the province since start of current Iranian year (starts in March 21) has increased by 10% compared to the figure in the same period last year.

“According to the latest statistics, the number of foreign tourists entering the East Azarbaijan since start of this year has been more than 493,000, which is shows significant increase compared to the figure registered in the corresponding period in the previous years,” Morteza Abdar said on Thursday.

He also reported an increase of 22 percent in the number of domestic tourists to East Azarbaijan this year, saying, 'In this area, we have witnessed the presence of 4,500,000 domestic tourists.”

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