Every New Year, people make resolutions that they hope to stick to for the subsequent 12 months. Some resolve to hit the gym, others pledge to save up; but for globetrotters, traveling to new destinations typically tops the agenda.
If you love traveling to new places and have not yet visited Iran, then this is your year to tour this amazing country!
Iran has been consistently listed as one of the top destinations to visit by international outlets following the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. The reasons are plentiful, and in this article we’ll touch on a few.
ANCIENT & DIVERSE
A multi-ethnic country, Iran is brimming with varied cultures and traditions. From nomadic tribes to ancient settlers, Iran’s ethnic groups are the very definition of diverse.
Every province has its own ancient traditions whose people not only love, but are more than happy to share with outsiders.
The arts and crafts of every region is inadvertently influenced by the local culture, whose influence can also be seen in the foods they serve and structures they build.
There is really only one way to truly appreciate the depth of diversity in Iran, and that is to travel.
Iran is one of the world’s most affordable destinations; in fact, it has been ranked first for the past three years in terms of affordability by the World Travel and Tourism Council.
Who doesn’t want to travel to an up-and-coming destination while it’s still affordable?
Expenses in Iran has been covered by PersiaPort, so make sure to check it out!
Iranian hospitality is pretty well-known. People in Iran go out of their way to leave a good impression on foreign tourists. In a sense, Iranians are xenophiles.
Some foreign travelers who have been to Iran are of the opinion that the best Persian foods can be had at people’s homes, and not in restaurants. Well, you’ll probably have the chance to test that theory for yourself as Iranians love inviting people over to their homes for a meal. Read Bojan and Kristina’s stories to get a picture of Iranian people and their unique hospitality.
The reason Iran’s history wasn’t mentioned higher up on this list is because, well, it would’ve been on the nose. Iran is one of oldest countries in the world with a history that complements its rich civilization.
With 22 World Heritage Sites, Iran ranks first in the Middle East and 11th worldwide, Iran is a melting pot of culture. What’s even cooler is that regardless of what province you go to, you’re not too far from a UNESCO-listed site.
Having only recently clawed into travel brochures, Iran is still a relatively unknown destination, particularly for Western tourists.
Since 2013, inbound numbers have seen a healthy, steady annual growth, going from just over 2 million tourists to 5.5 million in 2016.
This means 2018 will be a great year to travel to Iran as the country will not be overrun by tourists and you won’t run into issues like the ones seen in Venice and Barcelona.
So, begin planning for what could be a trip of a lifetime! Search through our database to find an accommodation that fits your needs and take it from there.
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