Iran , is a large country between the Middle East and Central Asia, between the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea. Also while accommodating in Iran Hotels do have in mind that through the past decades these facilities were dominantly used by Iranian guests therefor catered to their needs, so we would recommend to keep your expectations on luxury and convenient tourist services and facilities low. According to Iranian officials, hotel groups from Germany, Greece, South Korea and Singapore have recently traveled to Iran for talks. Whether you travel alone or in a group, whether you are a woman or a man, or whether you arrive day or night time, Iran is a very safe country. Farman Ghafarian owns two of these enterprises – Tehran Grand Hotels One and Two.
Iran has a very, very, ancient tourist circuit – just not very well trodden these days – and it’s hard not to just slip into the same route as everyone who has come before you. Because of long standing history of coups, espionage, nuclear sanctions and everything else in between that is outside of the average mashhad hotels American citizen unconnected to the historical actions of their government, all US passport holders are only allowed into Iran if part of a tour group (or with a guide). Shiraz – a former Persian capital and home of such famous poets such as Hafiz and Sa’di; known for gardens, especially roses.
There are also two substantial communities of people of Iranian descent in India and Pakistan â Parsis who have been there for over 1,000 years, and Iranians who arrived in the 19th and 20th centuries â both Zoroastrians who fled religious persecution in Iran. The UAE-based Rotana plans to open its five-star 600-room hotel in Tehran this year and another in the pilgrimage city of Mashhad.
And it’s my understanding that American tourists must travel as part of a tour group, with a guide, but that the Europeans can get visas that allow them to do independent travel. Facilitation of visa obtaining for some nationalities, expanding number and destination of flights as well as road and rail transport systems are some tourism infrastructures improved by Iran during past years,â he explained. Travel and tourism accounted for 6.3 percent of Iran’s $482 billion economy in 2012, according to an estimate by the World Economic Forum in a report last year. To covert to Rial, you simply add a zero – therefore my dinner was actually 370,000 Rial.
The Khorramshar – Basra railway will be completed in a few months which will connect Iranian railways to Iraq There will be specially train routes for Iranians going to pilgrim in Najaf and Karbala There is another project that will be completed later going through Kermanshah to Khanaqin in Iraq. Without a travel partner, you might have to spend a lot of time alone, and the trip will be twice the price.
Other attractions include both Jerash – as set of Roman ruins (underwhelming compared to the best of the region) – and Wadi Rum – out in the desert and of Lawrence of Arabia film location fame. In general, Iran has an arid climate in which most of the relatively scant annual precipitation falls from October to April. The current lack of any experienced hotels operators in Iran presents vast opportunities in all hotel classes. I thought my trip to Iran was great – such fabulous sights, such friendly people, such an interesting country. Rotana is also set to open four hotels in the next two years, two in the city of Mashhad set to be completed by the end of 2017, and two in Tehran due to open in 2018. Click here to read more about the first-hand travel experiences of our friends as they traveled with us to Iran.
Iran ranks regularly in the top 10 list of countries with the highest number of tourist attractions and historical sites However, Iran’s complicated relationship with the rest of the world and lack of attention to its tourism industry has resulted in Iran being ranked 48 out of 50 countries, according to a report by the United Nations World Tourism Organization.