The 15th Tehran International Tourism Exhibition and the 35th Tehran Handicrafts Exhibition have started at the permanent international exhibition center in Tehran.
This exhibition will run for 4 days until Tuesday, February 1, and those who wish to attend can do so from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by following the instructions.
During the event, there will be various meetings, panels, workshops and specialized roundtables in the tourism sector with professors and activists in the field. There is also a separate B to B meeting space for activists and professionals in the tourism industry, as well as virtual meetings.
Also in the crafts section, in addition to the presentation of national and international crafts, a section is dedicated to showcasing the artwork of artisans and traditional arts. In this exhibition, to support artisans and traditional artists from less privileged provinces, artists from 12 provinces have been allocated free booths.
Joint holding of Tehran International Tourism and Handicrafts Exhibition
Deputy Tourism Minister of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage said: In order to interact tourism and handicrafts, the 15th Tehran International Tourism Exhibition and the 35th Handicrafts Exhibition were held jointly.
Ali Asghar Shalbafian said: Provincial pavilions as a whole present all the possibilities of their provinces in three specialized fields and efforts have been made to present the possibilities of different types of tourism (religious, food, health and…).
The deputy minister of tourism also said: On the sidelines of this exhibition, there will be face-to-face and virtual training seminars, exchanges of experience, and specialized discussions.
Shalbafian said: “The area of this year’s exhibition is 28,000 square meters and has 2 halls, and it has increased by 1.5 times compared to the previous year’s exhibition, which shows the hope for the future of tourism in post-coronavirus.”
Outlook for the tourism industry
The deputy minister of tourism at the Ministry of Cultural Heritage said: The 15th Tehran International Tourism Exhibition has been held thanks to the general vaccination and it shows the hope for the revival of tourism in general.
Ali Asghar Shalbafian added: Coronavirus has caused great damage to the tourism industry and the help and assistance of all structures in the country are needed to compensate for the damage.
The deputy minister of tourism at Iran’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage said: “Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, the tourism industry has exercised utmost prudence and the need for greater prosperity requires greater adherence to this precautionary process.”