Close to 40 foreign investors have traveled to Iran to study the country’s tourism market, said the head of International Conference on Investment in Tourism Industry.
Masoud Soltanifar, who is also head of Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, further said that following the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — the landmark nuclear deal signed between Iran and the world six major powers in July 2015 — foreign investors are more eager to participate in Iran’s tourism market.
“We should provide the investors with appropriate information regarding Iran’s tourism market,” he said.
He also said the foreign investors would contribute in training the manpower, improving the services and enhancing the management of tourism installations. Then, they will make direct investment in tourism sector, he added.
Also, head of Parliament’s Cultural Commission said holding the international conference is an ideal opportunity for boosting tourism.
Nasrollah Pejmanfar added, “If we want to experience oil-free economy, we should consider the country’s other potentials including agriculture, industry and tourism.”
The best way to boost economy and generate revenues is to enhance the tourism sector, he said.
Deputy Head of ICHHTO for Investment Affairs Saeed Shirkavand said 50 international companies have been invited for the event.
He also said foreign investors particularly Europeans have sought for more information regarding investment environment in Iran.
Executive Secretary of International Conference on Investment in Tourism Industry Gholamheydar Ebrahim Bai-Salami said the international conference would be held in line with promoting the tourism industry and hotel management in Iran.
An investment package themed “100 Hotels, 100 Businesses’ will be unveiled during the seminar, he added.
Apart from big companies in hotel management industry, 60 foreign firms and holdings will take part in the event, he said..
International Conference on Investment in Tourism Industry will be held at Tehran’s IRIB International Conference Center and Homa Hotel during Oct. 2-3.