Neighboring countries to participate in Tehran tourism fair

TEHRAN – Exhibitors and travel insiders from neighboring countries are planning to attend the 15th Tehran International Tourism Fair, which will be held at the Tehran International Permanent Exhibition Center from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1.

“The participation of representatives from neighboring countries in this edition of the exhibition is certain,” Deputy Tourism Minister Ali-Asghar Shalbafian said, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

The expo will host business delegations from Pakistan, Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Oman, the official added.

In addition, there will be B2B meetings with companies from China and some European countries, especially in the field of health and medical tourism, he noted.

During this edition of the exhibition, the focus will be on supporting tourism and handicrafts as well as developing tourism in the western provinces of the country, he explained.

Food, agriculture and health tourism will also receive special attention, he added.

The event will be held under health protocols and social distancing rules, he stressed.

Earlier this week, CHTN reported that panels of travel experts, tour operators and hoteliers were invited to hold specialized meetings and workshops during the 15th Tehran International Tourism Expo.

The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts has formulated various events for the upcoming Tehran Fair, of which 62 professional meetings and workshops have been finalized so far, the report added.

Adventure tourism for people with disabilities, desert excursions, new travel destinations, local community involvement, emerging travel markets, medical and health tourism, ecotourism, agrotourism, pilgrimage and e-tourism resources are among the themes of the events, the news agency said.

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