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Inbound Visitors Rise 45%

The total number of foreign arrivals in Iran has increased largely thanks to regional markets
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Iraqis stood at the top of the list with 1.263 million travelers in the first five months of the current year

Over the first five months of the current Iranian year (began March 21), the number of incoming visitors saw a 45% hike compared with figures for the same period last year with 3.14 foreigners traveling to Iran, a top official at Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization said. 
Mohammad Sabet-Eqlidi, director of the tourism monitoring and assessment office at ICHHTO, provided ISNA with the data pointing out that the figures have been obtained from the Immigration and Passport Police with no manipulation by ICHHTO. 
“The total number of visitors was 2,159,882 during the same period of last year which had decreased by 1% from 2,183,422 in the equivalent period of the previous year,” he said. 

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