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Tourist Numbers From Profitable Source Markets to Further Decline

Despite a general rise in incoming tourist numbers, arrivals from profitable source markets such as China, Europe and America have declined
Tourist Numbers From Profitable  Source Markets to Further Decline Tourist Numbers From Profitable  Source Markets to Further Decline
The growth has been achieved on the back of a limited number of markets

The Iranian Tour Operators Association has warned of a further decline in the number of visitors from several key source markets in the upcoming season at a time when the national currency devaluation should have normally boosted the country's inbound tourism. 
In a talk to ISNA, Ebrahim Pourfaraj, president of the association, said a review of tour reservations for autumn shows that the sliding trend that started in January will persist. 
"The decrease in foreign arrivals started in January, but did not reach a critical level until [US President Donald] Trump and his foreign minister made statements [against Iran] and the US violated the nuclear deal which fueled more widespread hesitation about traveling to Iran among tourists," he said. 
Although official statistics indicate a general rise in incoming tourist numbers, the growth has only been achieved on the back of a limited number of markets that apparently generate smaller revenue. 
 

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