Iraq largest source of tourists to Iran

Financial Tribune – Iraqi tourists accounted for the highest number of foreigners who visited Iran during the seven months to Oct. 22, Ali Asghar Mounesan, the head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization, said.

A total of 1,926,310 Iraqis visited Iran in the seven-month period, followed by 989,836 Azerbaijani, 557,579 Afghans, 483,302 Turks and 159,728 Pakistanis, the Persian economic daily Donya-e-Eqtesad reported.

This is while the number of tourists from Iraq stood at 1,356,185 in the last Iranian year (March 2017-18) and 1,398,201 in the year before (March 2016-17).

A total of 959,653 and 981,200 tourists from Azerbaijan visited Iran over the last year and the year before, respectively.