Tabriz, East Azarbaijan, May 11, IRNA – Vice-President and Head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization Masoud Soltanifar said Iran stands in the 15th position in terms of tourism attractions.
In the course of his inspection tour of Arasbaran Forests he underlined the need for registration of this virgin nature in the world list and stressed that nomination of forests in the list of UNESCO world registration necessitates requirements which are being followed up.
He said the beauty of the region can attract many tourists and for meeting demands of the tourists, temporary lodgings, inns and one-star and two-star hotels should be established in the area.
Soltanifar further remarked that these types of hotels and lodgings are welcomed by travelers and at the same time can improve the area and present it at the world level.
He said his organization should provide facilities for tourism investors by making consultations with the banks and mainly play the role of the coordinator.
Referring to tourism attractions in the country, the vice president noted that all should make efforts to use such outstanding capacities.
He described tourism attractions of East Azarbaijan Province as highly valuable and expressed hope that with the finalization of the world registration of the historical Kandovan Village and Arasbaran Forests foreign tourists will pay more attention to this region.