0853 GMT December 03, 2022
A special introductory tour, with a focus on Iranian foods and souvenirs, is being held for members of a Malaysian documentary team to introduce Iran’s tourism potentials.
The Office for Marketing and Developing Foreign Tourism, affiliated with Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ministry, usually organizes such tours for groups from a number of target countries to help develop Iran’s tourism sector and attract more foreign travelers, chtn.ir reported.
The five-member team, who arrived in Iran on February 24, are scheduled to visit Tehran, Isfahan and Fars provinces by March 10.
In addition to being introduced to a variety of Iranian dishes and souvenirs, the members of the Malaysian team are planned to participate in a number of carpet and textile weaving workshops to get acquainted with the potentials of the country in the fields of handicraft and traditional arts production.
The group is expected to travel to several Iranian to familiarize themselves with the daily life of people.
They are also scheduled to visit Grand Bazaar of Tehran and a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran, including Golestan Palace in Tehran, Persepolis, Naqsh-e Rostam and Pasargadae in Fars Province and Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan Province.
The documentary film will be broadcast on the Malaysian ASTRO Television as well as several other TV channels of southeast Asian countries during the holy month of Ramadan.
The marketing manager of the Ministry of Tourism of Malaysia (Tourism Malaysia), Mohd Nizam bin Halimi, said earlier in June that Malaysia’s imports from Iran were seafood, agriculture products, oil-based products and processed foods.
He said that Malaysia is exploring ways forward in fostering more strategic partnership with Iran in various fields such as tourism, health, education, and halal industries.
In the past, many groups from the media and travel agencies were hosted in Malaysia by Tourism Malaysia, and it will happen again, the official said.