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17 Mar, 2015

Iran reports rise in foreign investment interest in tourism sector

Shahrekord, Chaharmahal-o Bakhtiari Prov, March 14, IRNA – The foreign investment demands in Iran tourism sector have recently increased, a senior official said on Sunday.

Talking to IRNA, Head of the Organization for Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism, Masoud Soltanifar said so far, several foreign groups have voiced their readiness to made investment in Iran tourism section, the hotel construction in particular.

The foreign investors are mainly from Turkey, France, Italy and Arab countries, Soltanifar added.

He underscored that the ground should properly be prepared for presence of foreign investors in Iran’s tourism section.

On Saturday Soltanifar said Iran is believed to have rich potential to become a Halal touristic hub and to attract millions of Muslims to visit the country annually.

He added Iran is a country rich in Islamic and historic cultural heritage and can turn into an efficient tourist hub if proper tourist-oriented plans are implemented.

Soltanifar underlined that many principles of Halal tourism, including serving halal meat in airplanes, hotels and restaurants, and prohibition of serving alcoholic beverages in such places, are already observed in Iran.