ICHTO Agenda for Iraqi Tourists, Pilgrims

 ICHTO Agenda for Iraqi Tourists, Pilgrims ICHTO Agenda for Iraqi Tourists, Pilgrims

Over 20 government offices and organizations in charge of travel and tourism agreed to organize Iraqi visitors' travel to Iran, at the 4th meeting of the workgroup for tourists.

Morteza Rahmani Movahed, official at the Iran Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO), said at a meeting held at Sa'dabad Palace in Tehran that "since a large number of people traveling to Iran come from Iraq, an approach should be adopted to offer them quality services" through comprehensive planning of various agencies involved.

Establishing the workgroup was on the agenda of ICHTO "with the aim to implement the concerns of senior officials" on hosting Iraqi pilgrims and organizing pilgrimages; increasing the number of Iraqi visitors while respecting their rights and culture; defining and detailing duties and responsibilities of related organizations and creating grounds for interaction to improve services. Attracting tourists, especially Iraqis, and recognizing the needs of pilgrims is a priority, Movahed said, quoted by Mehr news agency.

Improving and developing infrastructure for tourism particularly visitors from Iran's western neighbor is a priority for the workgroup, he asserted, and noted that proper planning for such visits and improvement of accommodation would result in  better relationship between the two countries.