Agreement was signed between Iran travel insiders & Iraqis to improve tourism

Published on : Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Last week, the agreements were settled on the sidelines of a three-day conference which was organized to bring in the tourism potentials of the province to the Iraqi travel insiders along with deepening relation between the two countries related to tourism.


The agreements were signed to increase Iraqi tourist numbers coming to Iran on the basis of organized tours.


Over 30,000 Iraqi pilgrims in October visited Mashhad, turning Iraq as Iran’s one of the prime markets for inbound tourism, Mojtaba Ahmadi, a provincial tourism official declared.


Also, for pilgrimage purposes, there are Pakistanis who wish to travel to Iran in spite of their internal issues. He added that Oman and Kuwait are other Iranian market countries.


“So far Iraqi tourists have come to Iran and the city of Mashhad individually, living in unapproved locations, and may experience health problems or security issues,” the official explained.


From now on, in licensed places, these tourists can book tours and accommodations at reasonable prices with the help of Iraqi travel agencies, he mentioned.


Also, he noticed that the Iraqi side has urged Iran to put aside visa requirements for Iraqis who want to enter the Islamic Republic via land.


It will raise Iraqi pilgrim numbers entering Mashhad, however careful planning is required, he explained.


Mashhad, the capital of Khorasan Razavi province, is the holiest and second-largest city of Iran which embraces the shrine complex of Imam Reza (AS), the eighth Shia Imam.

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