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Travel and Tourism - Iran - May 2018

“Voted by Bloomberg as ‘one of the best 20 places to visit in 2017’ and by Forbes as ‘one of the coolest places to go in 2017’, Iran is receiving increasing international recognition for its extraordinary cultural treasures that include 21 UNESCO World Heritage sites, outstanding hospitality and friendly locals along with legendary Persian cuisine. With concerted and sustainable infrastructure developments in the air and accommodation sectors, there is little doubt that Iran has potential to become one of the leading tourism destinations in the Middle East region over the next few years.”
– Jessica Kelly, Senior Tourism Analyst

This report looks at the following areas:

  • What is the current state of tourism in Iran?
  • How has the lifting of economic sanctions benefited Iran’s tourism sector?
  • What are the challenges facing the tourism sector?
  • What does the future hold for tourism in Iran?

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Table of contents

  1. Iran: Key Facts

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

        • Background

          • History
            • Geography
            • Attractions

              • Tourism and the Economy

                  • Figure 1: Iran’s GDP growth, 2012-19
                  • Figure 2: International tourism expenditure, 2011-15
              • Arrivals

                • International
                  • Figure 3: International visitor arrivals, 2012-17
                  • Figure 4: International visitor arrivals by region, 2012-15*
                  • Figure 5: International visitor arrivals by top 10 source markets, 2012-16
                  • Figure 6: Growth (%) of international air arrivals to Iran, 2012-16
                  • Figure 7: Growth (%) of international air arrivals to Iran by region, 2016
                  • Figure 8: Growth (%) of international air arrivals to Iran by source market, 2016
                • Domestic
                • Market Characteristics

                  • International
                    • Purpose of visit
                      • Seasonality
                        • Figure 9: Monthly variations of international arrivals by air, 2016 vs. 2015
                      • Length of stay
                        • Domestic
                          • Purpose of visit
                            • Seasonality
                              • Length of stay
                              • Transport

                                  • Figure 10: International visitor arrivals by mode of transport, 2012-16
                                • Air
                                  • Road
                                    • Rail
                                      • Sea
                                      • Accommodation

                                          • Figure 11: Accommodation for visitors, 2012-16
                                          • Figure 12: Iran hotel supply, 2015
                                          • Figure 13: Selected tourist destinations in Iran, key figures, 2015
                                      • Tourism News

                                        • Tourism helping to stimulate air sector in Iran
                                          • Tapping into halal tourism
                                          • What Next?

                                            • Iran’s ‘irresistible rise as a destination’
                                              • 2025 Tourism Vision Plan and tourism forecasts

                                              Travel and Tourism - Iran - May 2018

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