Hamadan to Host UNWTO in 2018

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:46

Hamadan will host the meeting of affiliate members of the UN World Tourism Organization in 2018 which is considered a great opportunity for the province to promote its attractions worldwide and boost its tourism sector.

Hamidreza Yari, the director of Alisadr Tourism Company who is also a member of the Board of Affiliate Members, hopes that the event will help Hamadan regain its popularity in the field of international tourism, IRNA reported.

"Hamadan will be widely publicized as its name will appear on global websites. The proper administration of the event will hopefully help improve the province's tourism facilities," he said.

According to Yari, the assembly will last three days, but tours have been organized before and after the meeting. Some 400 private companies are members of the board and expected to attend the meeting.

"With an accommodation capacity of 1,500 beds, Hamadan has the infrastructure to host the meeting," he said.

"Iran's proposed theme for the upcoming assembly is 'development of tourism diplomacy' which will help boost Iran's travel industry, if accepted by the board," he noted.

In July, Alisadr Tourism Company was elected as a South Asian regional member. The company was established in 1991 for developing the infrastructure to improve domestic and foreign tourism.

Home to 1,800 historical sites, Hamadan Province is known as the country's capital of history and civilization. Ganjnameh (an ancient inscription), tombs of famous figures such as Avicenna and Baba Taher ancient bath-houses, caravanserais, historical houses and churches are among attractions of the province.


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