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More Travelers Visit Mashhad

More Travelers Visit Mashhad More Travelers Visit Mashhad

Travelers to the religious city of Mashhad in Khorasan Razavi Province increased by 6.8% during the first two months of summer compared to the same period last year. According to Mehdi Forouzan, spokesperson for the provincial travel services headquarters, over the period, 7.88 million pilgrims and tourists visited the city, IRNA reported. Based on the released data, the increase in the number of trips was chiefly brought by those using private vehicles. "Some 4.3 million people have entered Mashhad by their cars, recording a 13.7% increase compared to the same period last year," Forouzan said. Furthermore, 1.73 million trips have been taken by means of public road transportation, marking a 3% fall compared with the figure for last year. "Railroads leading to Mashhad saw 15% more travelers (940,000 people) from last year, but the number of the trips recorded in Mashhad International Airport, equal to 0.7 million people, shows a 12% decrease compared to the same period of last year," the official added. The surge in the price of air tickets may have caused the dramatic fall in air travel to the holy city. 

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