World Tourism Day is commemorated annually on 27SEPT .It shows the importance of the social, cultural, economic and political values of the tourism.
Over the past six decades, tourism has experienced continued expansion and diversification, and it has become one of the fastest growing and most important economic sectors in the world, benefiting destinations and communities worldwide. International tourist arrivals worldwide have grown from 25 million in 1950 to nearly 1.3 billion today Similarly, international tourism revenues earned by destinations around the world have grown from 2 billion US dollars in 1950 to 1260 trillion in 2015. The sector represents an estimated 10% of the world’s GDP and 1 in 10 jobs globally.
The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expects that tourism will continue to grow at an average of 3% annually until 2030. This growth reflects the progressive expansion of access to tourism thanks to the decline in the price of transport, especially air transport, and growing middle classes worldwide. The recognition of the right to holidays in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the improved adoption of labour rights in many countries, have also supported the coming of age of tourism. These factors also serve as a backdrop for the resilience shown by tourism in recent years. The sector has experienced almost uninterrupted growth despite challenges such as the global economic crisis, natural disasters and pandemics.
Iran as the cradle of one of the most ancient civilizations and the seventeenth largest country in the world is proud of its thousands year old historical cultural and architectural attractions elegant gardens, scrumptious foods, and friendly hospitable people. With 21 cultural heritages and one natural site registerd UNESCO World Heritage List, Iran offers a unique diversity of the attractions in the world
Iran with an extended diverse in culture ecotourism, skiing, and spa can offer a vast range of attractions to different age groups. Moreover in comparison to other regional destinations, Iran is very safe.
Qeshm Geopark Jashak Salt Dome
During a long history the vast area of the country as well as different kinds of climate made a great diversity in language, custom, lifestyle, handicrafts, and nature in different parts of Iran. All these culminated in different events, festivals, and climatic conditions. So it makes Iran as a destination for all four season of the year.
Iran has a high potential for health tourism too. Its highly equipped hospitals and rehabilitations centers offer a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities and treatment with experienced experts medical teams at reasonable costs.
Iran enjoys a unique combination of pleasant climate, splendid natural relaxing villages, hot (mineral) springs and spas, highly advanced medical centers and hospitals, up to date medical technology, suitable infrastructure and well equipped accommodations.