News ID: 219252
Published: 0630 GMT August 03, 2018

Khorasan Razavi first in Iran in terms of capacity to accommodate visitors

Khorasan Razavi first in Iran in terms of capacity to accommodate visitors

Cultural Heritage Desk

The eastern Iranian province of Khorasan Razavi ranks first in the country in terms of having the highest official capacity for providing visitors with accommodation, said the deputy head of the provincial Cultural Heritage Handicrafts and Tourism Department.

Yousef Bidkhouri told IRNA that currently, the province is officially capable of accommodating 116,916 visitors.

In addition, he said, there are a large number of unofficial residential units in the province, particularly the provincial capital of Mashhad, which, have obtained temporary permit from relevant authorities and are capable of accommodating pilgrims and tourists.

Bidkhouri said these unofficial residential units are under supervision and monitored constantly.

Underlining the importance of ensuring the safety and security of the province’s tourist residential units to guarantee visitors’ security, he noted that all the province’s residential units including hotels and hotel apartments are duty-bound to acquire all the required permits, such as those granted by health and fire departments, to be authorized to do their activities.

Describing the quality of and quantity of the services provided by the province’s residential units to tourists and pilgrims as high and significant respectively, Bidkhouri said the cost of accommodation in the province has not gone up since March 21, 2018.

He noted that there are plans to equip 50 percent of the province’s tourist residential units with facilities for disabled and physically impaired people by March 2019.

Khorasan Razavi Province is home to more than 1,000 tourist residential units and over 1,700 tourist facilities.


Resource: IRNA
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