Jan 25, 2019, 9:24 AM
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Iran working to prevent sanctions affecting tourism industry

Tehran, Jan 25, IRNA – Vice-President and Head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (CHTO) Ali-Asghar Mounesan says the CHTO does its best to prevent Iranian tourism industry from getting affected by the anti-Iran US sanctions.

Mounesan made the announcement in a meeting with Iran's Ambassador to Spain Hassan Qashqavi and Iranian tourism entrepreneurs and tour leaders, who are in Madrid to attend the annual 39th International Tourism Exhibition “FITUR 2019” (23-27 January).

He said the CHTO and Iranian Foreign Ministry have been in joint efforts to facilitate visit of more tourists to Iran.

Leaving no stamps on passports and issuing e-visas are among the measures taken in that connection, said Mounesan, hoping that they will serve as incentives for promotion of tourism and generating higher incomes.

Qashqavi in turn advised Iranian tour leaders and tourism entrepreneurs to use the Spanish party's rich experience in tourism and build strong and purposeful link with the Spanish tourism officials and activists.

He also highlighted importance of the visits of Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, of Spanish President of the Congress of Deputies and Spanish Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto as well as Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili and other local officials to Iranian pavilion in FITUR 2019 in that connection.
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