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15th tourism and handicrafts expo wraps up in Tehran

Saman Kojouri
Press TV, Tehran

The 15th Tehran international tourism and handicrafts exhibition has wrapped up its work. The four-day event brought together representatives of different sectors active in tourism and handicrafts fields including airlines, cruise lines, hotels, museums, travel agencies, insurance services, travel and tourism faculties, and masters of handicrafts.

The exhibition is considered as the most appropriate platform to optimize face to face communication among the involved industries. From a tourism point of view, Iran enjoys two important and unique features. The first one is Iran’s exceptional geographical location among the countries in the world, and the second feature is its fabulous tourism attractions of historical, cultural, natural, pilgrimage, adventurous and other sorts.

Iran has globally registered 11 cities and three villages under their native handicrafts during the past six years, making the country a world leader in registering local productions. There are totally 602 handicrafts fields identified on a global scale. 299 fields are peculiar to Iran, from which 199 fields are in the central Iranian province of Isfahan.

With 14 entries, Iran ranks first globally for the number of cities and villages registered by the World Crafts Council as China with seven entries, Chile with four entries and India with three ones come next. 



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