Iran: New Tourism Body Goes Down a Treat

Officials depict a more promising future for the country’s tourism industry under the new format
New Tourism Body Goes Down a Treat
New Tourism Body Goes Down a Treat
The would-be ministry is only allowed to operate with five departments

Iran's tourism industry awaits brighter days thanks to the recent approval of a bill which envisages the conversion of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization into a ministry, president of the Iranian Hoteliers' Society said.
Optimistically welcoming the new transition, Jamshid Hamzehzadeh said it might not do a miracle, but "it would at least create real and efficient developments in the industry," ISNA reported.
Pointing to the current poor relationship between ICHHTO and the private sector, whose outcome was nothing but stagnation of the tourism industry, Hamzehzadeh as a representative of the sector hoped the changes will help bridge the gaps in the industry.
"Professionalism, as a fundamental but ignored factor in appointing ICHHTO chiefs, is expected to step into the spotlight once again."


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