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Iran tourism potential among 10 world tops

August 5, 2014

TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) Iran's deputy president and the director of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) has said the country is among the 10 to 15 countries regarding tourism potential. Masoud Soltanifar, at a meeting for tourism in accordance to the policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the global standards pointed to the monetary aspects of the tourism. He said that countries can earn thousands of dollars through tourism and Iran with its potential is capable of earning great money. Iran's historical, cultural, natural, pilgrimage, sports and many other tourism branches are the country's capacities to absorb tourists. Regarding geography, Iran covers one percent of lands on earth and regarding population Iranians form one percent of the world's population which makes the country capable to earn twelve to thirteen billion dollars in tourism. Iran has more opportunities and dignity regarding tourism and tries to improve its position. "Iran has increased its cooperation with different countries for tourism which will increase job opportunities in the country," said he and that "President Rouhani cabinet invests more in this field." UN International Symposium on Tourism in national sustainable development, environment and urban planning will be held in Tehran in August. ZK/HRGH MNA END

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Source: Mehr News Agency (Iran)

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