• Iran Tourism Authority Calls for Reform in Travel Money Policies

    Ali Asghar Mounesan, head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, voiced opposition to policies regarding the allocation of foreign exchange to travelers, stressing that the guidelines need to be reformed. 
    “ICHHTO was against the plan from the beginning because the currency that is aimed to facilitate people’s travel is preparing the ground for fraud,” he was quoted as saying by ILNA. 
    He said ICHHTO has had correspondence with the Central Bank of Iran frequently and in the latest negotiations, it was agreed that the matter be reconsidered and finalized this week. 


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