Iran medical tourism "highest growth" sector

 

"During the first seven months [of the year, starting March 21], some 4.7 million foreign tourists arrived in the country that shows a significant progress compared to the same period last year," Iran’s tourism chief, Ali-Asghar Mounesan said.

"We can say that we have improved in all arenas of foreign tourism, however, medical tourism has achieved the highest growth."

Iran hosted some three million inbound passengers during the same period last year, the official added.

"The country is also thriving in the field of domestic tourism," said Mounesan. Elsewhere in his remarks, the official said, "In the sphere of medical tourism, Oman is one of our targets for whom Iran has unilaterally waived visa requirements. Revoking visa requirements for Chinese travellers is also on the agenda," he said.

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