Diplomat: Hamedan Enjoys Potential for Becoming Iran's Tourism Capital
TEHRAN (FNA)- Ivory Coast's Envoy to Tehran Abdullah Si-Si praised the attractions and beauties of Iran's Western city of Hamedan, and said the city can turn into the country's tourism capital.
"Given the large number of Hamedan's tourist sites, it can turn into Iran's tourism capital," Si-Si told FNA in Hamedan city on Sunday.
Stressing that Hamedan has abundant tourism attractions, he described Alisadr cave (Iran's unique water cave) as a valuable and important place in Hamedan province.
The landscape of Iran is diverse and beautiful, providing a range of activities from hiking and skiing in the Alborz Mountains, to beach holidays by the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea all in a single season.
Iran's '20-Year Vision' document projects investment of over $32 billion in the country's tourism sector. The document also predicts that Iran will account for two percent of international tourists by 2025.
Iran has always striven to promote its tourism industry. The country hosted the 6th International Middle-East Tourism Marketing Expo, the largest tourism event in the region in the Southwestern city of Shiraz in late 2009.
The event, which was registered by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), offered a new look at the tourism industry in the region.