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Iran Inbound Tourism Sees 51% Surge - September 2018

Iran Inbound Tourism Sees 51% SurgeIran Inbound Tourism Sees 51% Surge

The number of foreign tourists travelling to Iran jumped by 51% during the first six months of the current fiscal year (March 21-Sept. 22), despite the fact that the reimposition of US sanctions poses a serious threat to the emerging sector, according to a top official.
"In spite of US threats, the entry of foreign tourists to Iran has increased by more than 51% during the first half of the current year," Ali Asghar Mounesan, the head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO), was quoted as saying on Thursday.
The official described the growth as "unprecedented during the past few decades", taking into account the meager rise witnessed last year.

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