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Articles tagged “iran”

Tourism

Iran claims that seven Slovak tourists were spying on military sites

Iran's election of a new, moderate president last month brought hope for more open tourism, but these arrests indicate that in fact the country is no safer to visitors than ever.

Iran claims that seven Slovak tourists were spying on military sites

Tourism

Hopes on Iranian tourism rise with the new moderate president

Still too early for opening up of Iranian tourism, that would be among the last things in normalizing of relationship with Western countries, but here's to hope...

Tourism

Egypt denies that suspension of Iranian tourist flights was caused by Sunni outcry

If Egypt is still searching for reasons it can't get its tourism industry back on track it doesn't have to look any further than it's lack of consistent travel policies. Who wants to book a trip when a political feud may get it cancelled?

Tourism

Iranian tourists visit Egypt under heavy guard, as relations thaw

Egypt's tolerance is being tested on all fronts, including for sects within its own dominant religion as well. Among other things, big tourism dollars are at stake here.

Airlines

Blackstone and Travelport had a tough year doing business in Iran

Does Blackstone have an ethics policy related to doing business in Iran and other countries with international sanctions? Or is private equity and ethics a contradiction in terms?

Tourism

Egypt looks to Iranian travelers to revive struggling tourism industry

Despite regional or political tensions, Egypt has proximity and cultural ties on its side in its courting of Iranian travelers. Direct flights and non-existent visa policies would greatly boost its efforts.

Tourism

Iran wants to make its Caspian Sea coastline the next tourism hot spot

If Iran's religious leaders weren't such jerks about who they let visit their country -- no Jews, gays, or unchaperoned women -- they may have a chance of turning their immense cultural and natural resources into the attractions they deserve to be.

Iran wants to make its Caspian Sea coastline the next tourism hot spot

Airlines

The Syrian government’s cozy relationship with the world’s leading airline ticketing companies

Real corporate responsibility begins when companies go beyond mere "compliance" with regulations against outcast airlines and governments.

The Syrian government’s cozy relationship with the world’s leading airline ticketing companies

Skift Originals

Because someone asked: The travel habits of Iranians

Clearly a growth (aka yet-to-grow) market, mostly outward bound, as the tight sanctions on Iran continue.

Airlines

Iranian national airline nearly doubles airfare to cover rising fuel costs

The price hikes matched by foreign airlines won’t affect the country’s small tourism market, but will put strains on cargo air travel in and out of the country.