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Virtual Operators No Rival for Private Tour Firms
Virtual Operators No Rival for Private Tour Firms
Saturday, March 03, 2018

Virtual Operators No Rival for Private Tour Firms

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Virtual Operators No Rival for Private Tour Firms

A senior tourism official offered explanation to ease concerns among Iranian tour operators about a scheme devised by Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization titled "virtual tour operators".
The scheme came into force in early January calling on Iranians living abroad to submit their applications for a position as a virtual tour operator. However, it has faced criticism by tour companies who see it as ICHHTO's interference with the operations of the private sector, ISNA reported.
Based on laws on privatization, the ICHHTO is only responsible to formulate policies and regulate tourism operations and it is upon the private sector to undertake tourism-related schemes and provide various travel services. 
Tourism deputy at ICHHTO, Mohammad Moheb-Khodaei, explained that the applicants would only operate as promoters of the country's tourist attractions and earn a sum of money for each tourist that is convinced to make a trip. 
 

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