Iran’s New Leader Doubles Down on Tourism Promotion
The Shrine of the Tomb of Imam Reza is an Iranian tourist attraction. A. Davey / Flickr
The general increased openness Iran has demonstrated since Mr. Rouhani took office indicates that the government is making this effort in earnest, and its progress so far bears well for further achievement.
Excerpt from New York Times
At the top of the agenda of Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, is fixing the country’s crumbling economy, and promoting international tourism is part of his solution.
Mr. Rouhani wants the number of foreign visitors to more than double, to 10 million from 4 million, each year, according to a report last month in The Washington Post. Such an increase, The Post reported Mr. Rouhani as saying, would “create jobs for 4 million people, solving the problem of 3.5 million unemployed people in this country.”