Iranians' Foreign Trips Down 30%

The exponential rise in the costs of travelling abroad and the sudden rise in the value of foreign currencies against the Iranian rial seem to be the main reasons behind the decline in Iranians traveling overseas
Iranians' Foreign Trips Down 30%
Iranians' Foreign Trips Down 30%

A total of 5,900,381 Iranians traveled overseas during the nine months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Dec. 21, 2018), indicating a 30.45% decline compared with the same period of last year, according to director for planning and support of Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization's Tourism Development Office, Leyla Ajdari. 
Turkey, Iraq, the UAE, Azerbaijan and Georgia are Iranians' top travel destinations. 
"The number of Iranian citizens' traveling overseas has at least halved in recent months due to skyrocketing prices caused by a freefalling national currency," Morteza Qorbani, secretary of Iran Flight Services Guild Association, said in October.


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