• Plan to Revamp, Expand  Ferdowsi Mausoleum

    The tomb of Ferdowsi, the renowned Iranian epic poet, located in the town of Tous near Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi Province, is to be revamped and expanded as per a memorandum of understanding between Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization and Mashhad Municipality. 
    As a non-profit national program to honor the great poet, the development scheme will be funded by the municipality and carried out under the supervision of ICHHTO. 
    According to Abolfazl Mokarramifar, head of the provincial ICHHTO office, the plan will be implemented across a 6-hectare area in front of the existing monument. 
    “The area is to turn into a memorial tomb-garden for Ferdowsi like the mausoleums of Hafez and Saadi [also literary luminaries] in Shiraz [Fars Province],” he told ILNA. 
    The initial phase of the plan which involves scoping the project has been carried out and the consultancy firm has been selected by ICHHTO. 

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  • Etihad Airways Launches Abu Dhabi-Baku Link
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  • The initiative will provide smaller organizations with an equal opportunity to attract tourists.
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  • 40k Flight Cancellations in US Since Friday
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  • Virtual Operators No Rival for Private Tour Firms
    03/03/2018
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    03/03/2018
    A new report published in February 2018 reveals just how many borders some travel...
  • SalamAir Launches Direct Muscat-Shiraz Route
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  • China Outbound Travel Sets Record in 2017
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  • Maldives Tourism Suffers From Political Unrest
    02/28/2018
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    02/28/2018
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    02/28/2018
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