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Iran Planning to Attract More Tourists
Farsnews ^ | May 27, 2014

Posted on 05/27/2014 5:25:56 AM PDT by rickmichaels

TEHRAN (FNA) - Head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) Massoud Soltanifar vowed to do his organization's best to pave the ground for attracting more tourists to the country's holy shrines.

Soltanifar said that Iran is to accelerate visa issuance for foreign tourists, especially for the religious ones, within the next two or three years.

He called for encouraging foreign tourists to visit religious cities, including Mashhad, Qom, Shiraz, Mashhad Ardehal and Shahr-e Rey.

He went on to say that nearly 2.1 million religious tourists visited Iran last year, 1.6 million of whom were from Iraq and 500,000 others came from the Persian Gulf countries.

“We are trying to increase this number to 5 million in the next few years,” the official added.

The official noted that religious tourism would lead to cultural exchanges, job creation and bringing in foreign exchange revenue.

Iran has taken part in several international tourism fairs such as the Caucasian international tourism fair in Georgia in 2011 and the 2012 Borsa International Tourism Exchange (BIT) in Italy to better introduce the country's tourist attractions.


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1 posted on 05/27/2014 5:25:56 AM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Shouldn’t that read “terrorists” instead of “tourists”?


2 posted on 05/27/2014 5:26:41 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: rickmichaels

They could promote, sell tickets for events like stoning to death, which is punishment for infidelity, women only.


3 posted on 05/27/2014 5:30:32 AM PDT by lbryce (Barack Obama:Misbegotten Bastard OffSpring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: rickmichaels

Shouldn’t that be:

“Iran Planning to Attract More Muslim Tourists”


4 posted on 05/27/2014 5:36:14 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: rickmichaels
Oh boy.
Don't know about the rest of you guys but I can't wait to drop my tourist dollars in Iran.
5 posted on 05/27/2014 5:38:29 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: rickmichaels
The last ones I heard about that actually WANTED to visit Iran was Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.

Then again it might have just been a Hollywood set.

6 posted on 05/27/2014 5:38:51 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: rickmichaels

Sounds like a come-on for potential hostages. I’d never go there.


7 posted on 05/27/2014 5:44:22 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Who in their right mind would go on vacation in Iran?


8 posted on 05/27/2014 5:46:18 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: rickmichaels

Special arrangements for those who want to “marry” a nine-year-old for a few hours!


9 posted on 05/27/2014 5:59:28 AM PDT by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: rickmichaels

The evening wear portion of the beauty pageant will feature full length burkhas and goat catching.


10 posted on 05/27/2014 6:04:42 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
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To: 2nd Amendment

...as will the swimwear portion...


11 posted on 05/27/2014 6:06:07 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: rickmichaels

Gee, I’d love to visit Iran - ancient Persia - but will they behead me for being a Christian?


12 posted on 05/27/2014 6:08:03 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: Amagi

I must be pretty bad, I had all kinds of great tourist ideas pop into my head.

I’ll say this much for Iran. They’re having a massive turn to Jesus. Thousands are turning to Christ.


13 posted on 05/27/2014 6:09:17 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: DaveA37

Who’s next ? North Korea ?


14 posted on 05/27/2014 6:09:33 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: rickmichaels

Oh. ‘Tourists’ means ‘religious pilgrims preparing for jihad’.

For a minute I thought they were offering free beheadings and crucifixions for infidels...


15 posted on 05/27/2014 6:09:39 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: rickmichaels

Tours include attending a public flogging.


16 posted on 05/27/2014 6:11:43 AM PDT by AU72
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To: caver

That’s what I’m thinking. When I first read the title I checked the source to see if it was satire. Definitely not a place I would ever go.


17 posted on 05/27/2014 6:11:54 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: eCSMaster
Gee, I’d love to visit Iran - ancient Persia - but will they behead me for being a Christian?

They might not if you don't ask where the nearest church is on a Sunday.

18 posted on 05/27/2014 6:29:00 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Bulwyf
LOPL.
Much like here in the USofA, I reckon.
The citizens aren't half bad, but the government is profoundly evil.
19 posted on 05/27/2014 6:34:47 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: lbryce

Gay Honeymooners' Special package?...............

20 posted on 05/27/2014 6:38:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: eCSMaster

No, they will behead you for NOT BEING A MUSLIM.....................


21 posted on 05/27/2014 6:38:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
"Shouldn’t that read “terrorists” instead of “tourists”?

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Terrorists get the deluxe package; tourists - anything goes.

Think I'll stick with Daytona or something a little closer to home sweet home.

22 posted on 05/27/2014 6:51:56 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: rickmichaels

Tourist brochures could sing the praises of the screaming mobs, the hate-filled speeches by politicians, the public hangings of gays, the hostage taking, the financing of terrorism and all the other wonderful things inspired by the religion of peace.


23 posted on 05/27/2014 6:58:39 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: rickmichaels

Come to Iran where public hangings are great entertainment, dancing and drinking are banned and women must be covered head to foot. Gee, I bet there will be long lines for that tourist destination.


24 posted on 05/27/2014 7:24:14 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: rickmichaels

Need to add that one to my “Bucket List”.
1-Holy land tour.
2-Omaha for College World Series.
3-Army/Navy football game.
4-Vacation in Tehran.


25 posted on 05/27/2014 7:41:18 AM PDT by mothball
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To: Red Badger

Maybe Obama will renew his marriage vows in Iran once he leaves office. But it won’t be Michelle who leaves him hanging.


26 posted on 05/27/2014 3:28:40 PM PDT by lbryce (Barack Obama:Misbegotten Bastard OffSpring of Satan and Medusa.)
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