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Iran travel guide appears in Romanian

TEHRAN – A travel guide titled “10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Iran” was recently published in Romanian, ISNA reported on Monday.

The book has already been published in 11 languages ​​including English, Turkish, Chinese and Arabic by the Foreign Tourism Marketing Office of Iran’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, the report adds. .

The aim of publishing such travel guides is to introduce some of the historical, cultural and tourist attractions of Iran to the tourist markets.

Some experts believe that Iran is still somehow “unknown” to many would-be travelers due to the Western “media war”. Several estimates have been published so far on the scale of tourism-related losses suffered by the pandemic.

According to data compiled by the Ministry of Tourism, the country’s tourism was growing before the corona outbreak, its revenue reached $11.7 billion in 2019, which accounted for 2.8% of GDP, approaching the average share of tourism in world GDP, which was 3.2%. Some 8.7 million foreign nationals visited Iran in the Iranian year (1398) and Iran was ranked as the second fastest growing country in tourism based on data compiled by the ‘World Tourism Organization.

Experts expect Iran to achieve a tourism boom after the coronavirus comes under control, saying its impact would be temporary and short-lived for a country that ranked third among fastest growing tourist destinations. faster in 2019.

The Islamic Republic expects to benefit from its many tourist sites such as bazaars, museums, mosques, bridges, public baths, madrasas, mausoleums, churches, towers and mansions, of which 26 are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Under the Tourism Vision 2025 plan, Iran aims to increase the number of tourist arrivals from 4.8 million in 2014 to 20 million in 2025.

Ancient Iran, also known as Persia, a historical region in southwestern Asia that only roughly coincides with modern Iran. The term Persia has been used for centuries, primarily in the West, to refer to areas where the Persian language and culture predominated, but it more correctly refers to a region in southern Iran formerly known as Persis, alternately as Pars or Parsa, modern Fars.

Parsa was the name of a nomadic Indo-European people who migrated to the region around 1000 BC. The first mention of Parsa occurs in the annals of Shalmanesar II, an Assyrian king, in 844 BC.

During the reign of the Persian Achaemenid dynasty (559-330 BC), the ancient Greeks first encountered the inhabitants of Persis on the Iranian plateau, when the Achaemenids – natives of Persis – were expanding their political sphere. The Achaemenids were the dominant dynasty during Greek history until the time of Alexander the Great, and the use of the name Persia was gradually extended by the Greeks and other peoples to apply to the entire Iranian plateau.

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