News ID: 281269
Published: 0227 GMT March 02, 2021

Diversifying tourist attractions a must: Minister

Diversifying tourist attractions a must: Minister

Iranian Minister of Heritage, Culture, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali-Asghar Mounesan said that diversification of tourist attractions is a prime strategy to make the tourism industry flourish.

He made the statement on the sidelines of the inaugural ceremony of Dodehak Caravanserai in Delijan, Markazi Province, adding that ecotourism has been added to the set of cultural and historical tourism in a bid to expand usage of all attractions in the country.

The ministry plans to diversify tourist attractions and residential units, with the aim of activating the economy of the industry through using public capabilities in reconstructing historical monuments in order to turn them into residential sites, Mounesan noted, adding that this is a smart measure by the administration of President Hassan Rouhani, because the governmental budget is not sufficient for this end, IRNA reported.

Traditional residence, spaces for ecotourism and hotel-caravanserai have been welcomed by tourists, the minister said, arguing that there is no shortage of residential centers throughout the country.

The minister urged the Iranian people to observe health protocols in order to reduce the number of infections with the coronavirus, aimed at turning all cities of the country into a good opportunity to host tourists during the Norouz holidays (March 21-April 2).

The Dodehak Caravanserai is located on the banks of Qomrood River and on the Qom-Delijan Road, which dates back to the Safavid Era. The area of the caravanserai is 2,800 square meters.



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