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Iran ITO Working to Protect Online Hospitality Startups: Interview

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Sixty Iranian online hospitality service providers received calls at the weekend from Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization warning them that if they do not discontinue listing non-hotel accommodation their websites would be banned
Iran ITO Stops Online Hospitality Startups Website Ban InterviewIran ITO Stops Online Hospitality Startups Website Ban Interview

Sixty Iranian online hospitality service providers received calls at the weekend from Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) warning them that if they do not discontinue listing non-hotel accommodations their websites would be blocked. Since then the Information Technology Organization has taken measures to stop the ICHHTO. 
Head of Iran Information Technology Organization Amir Nazemi censured the ICHHTO on Twitter, publishing a letter sent to Vice President for Legal Affairs Laya Joneydi asking her to forbid the ICHHTO from doing anything unlawful. 
The letter notes that such moves are unwanted and unhelpful and widens the gulf between startups and the government.
ITO deputy for legal affairs, Mohammad Jafar Nanakar, told the Financial Tribune, “Any measure that undermines employment prospects is denounced. ITO strongly supports the development and expansion of e-commerce and startups and is promoting deregulation in this sector.”

 

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