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Iranian Officials Lend Ear to Troubled Hoteliers, Pledge Helping Hand

Hoteliers in a session with tourism officials voiced their woes and called for support from the government regarding pricing policies, VAT regulations and loan repayment deadlines
Officials Lend Ear to Troubled  Hoteliers, Pledge Helping Hand Officials Lend Ear to Troubled  Hoteliers, Pledge Helping Hand
The association proposed a double room rate meaning the price is calculated in rials for Iranian guests and in dollars for foreigners

Top officials of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization met with board members of the Iranian Hoteliers' Association to discuss the growing problems facing the industry so as to prepare a support package to be proposed to the government. 
Apart from the reduction in the number of guests, the costs of hotel management have increased dramatically making it difficult for businesses to make ends meet and leading to redundancies in the sector.  The main demand raised by hoteliers was a reform in the rate at which room prices are calculated. 
Jamshid Hamzezadeh, head of the association, complained during the conference that while all travel agencies receive their fees in foreign exchange, hotels are not allowed to do so. 

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