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Iran Outbound Bus Trips Thrive Despite Domestic Doldrums

Bus tickets to domestic destinations are mostly vacant while outbound trips are already fully booked
Iranians still seem to prefer foreign travel to visiting domestic destinations. Iranians still seem to prefer foreign travel to visiting domestic destinations.
The transportation industry will not move out of recession unless all sectors of economy operate actively

Domestic bus travel is experiencing an unprecedented slowdown ahead of the New Year holiday season (March 20 – April 2) while tickets for foreign destinations have already been sold out, an official with Iran's associations of travel bus companies said. 
According to Reza Homami, secretary of the association, the latest statistics show that there are many vacancies in domestic bus routes unlike previous years when they were fully occupied weeks before Norouz. 
 

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