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Visit most important Muzeums in Iran

Organization of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization is responsible for the establishment, development and operation of tourism facilities in Iran, planning for the repair or extension of tourism facilities through direct investment or providing loans to the private sector or entering into partnership with the private sector, issuing licenses and supervising the establishment and administration of hotels and restaurants and travel agencies and qualification and rating of these units. Investment in Iran’s free trade zones are exempt from taxes for up to 20 years. Area considered for further expansion in the tourism sector in Iran are eco tourismcoastlinesrestoration of historical relics,handicraft townships, and health tourism (e.g. 30,000 people come to Iran each year to receive medical treatment (2012) Officials state that Iran has in recent years earned about US$1bn a year from tourism. Close to 1.8% of national employment is generated in the tourism sector. Weak advertising, unstable regional conditions, a poor public image in some parts of the world, and absence of efficient planning schemes in the tourism sector have all hindered the growth of tourism. Iran’s ’20-Year Vision’ document projects investment of over $32 billion in the country’s tourism sector and tragets 20 million tourists by 2025. In order to encourage domestic and foreign direct investment in this sectorthe 50 per cent tax exemption previously granted to tourism enterprises has been extended to include five-star hotels. Tariffs for utilities comply with industrial ones.

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