University of Birjand to Hold 1st Int’l Conference on Lut Desert Tourism

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 11:32

Executive secretary of the 1st International Conference on Lut Desert Tourism has stated that the conference will be held at University of Birjand on May 1-2, 2019.

According to an ISCA report, the Lut Desert, or Dasht-e-Lut, is located in the south-east of Iran. Between June and October, this arid subtropical area is swept by strong winds, which transport sediment and cause aeolian erosion on a colossal scale.

Consequently, the site presents some of the most spectacular examples of aeolian yardang landforms (massive corrugated ridges). It also contains extensive stony deserts and dune fields. The property represents an exceptional example of ongoing geological processes.


Mohammad Eskandari Sani declared that export revenues of countries, in tourism industry, has been increased about 25% from 2010 and 2018. In this regard, tourism industry could gain first place last year.

He continued that Identifying and discovering potentials of a region or province are first steps of attracting tourists that must be taken, but introduction, marketing, conversion of tourist advantages into a tourism brand as well as creating an innovative brand are the rest of process that should be considered.

Eskandari Sani added that almost 70 articles from Turkey, the UK, Italy and Iran have been sent to the secretariat of the conference so far. It has been listed as a natural national monument in UNESCO in 2008 and has many opportunities at the local, national and international level for its adjacent provinces - South Khorasan, Kerman and Sistan - Baluchistan, and is more general for the whole country.

Tourism is one of the most dynamic economic sectors in many developed and developing countries that are connected to a wide range of upstream and upstream factors with other economic activities to very large supply chain.

The industry has changed, according to the World Tourism Organization Tourism Report, which represents the involvement of the private sector in it. First, bureaucratic barriers such as the traditional methods of obtaining a visa and currency controls cause a large portion of the potential for tourism growth potential.

While in many areas of interest from globalization and free trade, the private sector can actively participate in interacting with the government in facilitating travel through designing an integrated travel model with a common effort of all public and private stakeholders.

Tourism is a user industry (dependent on labor force) which not only improves the status of employment in tourism destinations but also helps to develop the infrastructure, preserve financial resources and revive historical and historical tourism sites, which makes the world people understand better than one.

One of the main advantages of the tourism of southern Khorasan, Kerman and Sistan - Baluchistan is close to the desert, which can become one of the most sustainable tourism trends in this region. This sector can contribute to the development of nearby provinces, including the right driver for stable economic growth, the growth of international trade (tourism in this respect after the petrochemical and oil industry, higher than industries like automotive and foodstuff industries, in the third place of the world.

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