According to Public Relations and International Affairs of Qeshm Free Zone Organization, Ali Asghar Monasan, on the sidelines of the opening of the second exhibition of tourism, hotels and crafts in Qeshm international fair, added: Salt Cave, Hara Sea Forest, Chahkuh valley, stars valley, dolphin bay, and dozens of other natural capacity are part of Qeshm's privileges to become the pilot of the country's tourism.
He said: "The south of the country due to its beautiful coastal strip and the attractive sea is a good place for tourism activities, so that the capacities of the southern Isles of Iran can used with valuation for the creation of sustainable employment for capable forces.
The vice president emphasized the importance of compiling tgrow.alendar of events in Qeshm Island and introducing vast tourism capacity through massive advertising, stated: The introduction of Qeshm Island just as a commercial and industrial island, due to natural beauty, is wrong.
He said the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization are ready to support tourism and handicraft projects in various parts of Iran, including the beautiful Qeshm Island, with affordable facilities.
Moonesan reported a 58 percent increase in foreign tourists entering the country over the past eight months, adding: The arrival of four million and 700 thousand foreign tourists from different parts of the world, from Europe, America, Africa and Asia to Iran, represents the valuable capacities of this industry in different parts of our country.
He called for the construction of 33 four-and-five-star hotels in the Tadbir-o-Omid government as the most important infrastructure for attracting foreign tourists, adding: Currently, the number of four-and-five-star hotels in the country has reached 158, and by 1400 these places will rise to 220.
According to the vice president, 400 projects in the field of tourism of the country have been exploited, and 1,900 projects, with one million and 200 trillion riyals, are now being implemented nationwide.
The implementation of such measures as: issuing visa-free visas, electronic visa, visa-free travel, changes in exchange rates were among the issues that the head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization referred to as important factors in the growth of the tourism industry in Iran.
He described Iran as one of the top 10 countries in the tourism industry, adding: Natural attractions, historical monuments, traditions and customs of different ethnic groups in our country are part of the advantages of the Iranian tourism industry.
Moonesan said: Tourism is the third-world economy, and with a record billion and 400 million tourists in one year, it continues to grow.
He mentions endogenous, minimal investment, and immobilisation as three advantages of the country's tourism industry, which, with the least amount of capital, can be made as quickly as possible by generating employment in order to earn money from this industry.
According to the report, the second national exhibition of tourism, hotels and Handicrafts in the Qeshm Free Zone, with the presence of industry activists from 13 provinces and free zones of the country, from December 31 to January 4, held for 5 days in the hall of Qeshm International Exhibitions.