ITOA held the world's tour operators conference
Operators Association held the first conference on 23-27 November 2008 in Iran
International Conference Center, Tehran, where representatives from over 40
opening session of the conference Ebrahim Pourfaraj, the head of Board of
Directors of Iran Tour Operators
Association and also the conference secretary, stated that introducing
historical, cultural and natural attractions of Iran as a new tourism
destination, and confirming the high status of Iran in international tourism,
as well as exchanging ideas among Iranian and non-Iranian tour operators were
among the goals of this international conference.
this conference is a beginning of the interaction between Iran and other
countries and thus the conference secretariat welcomes suggestions and opinions
on how to improve and increase cooperation between Iran and other
countries", he added.
conference proceeded with the speech of the director of UNESCO's tourism sector
who spoke about Cultural Heritage in general and the importance of preserving
and safeguarding it throughout the world. Moreover, he said, "Iran has
already won 45 UNESCO Award of Excellence for Handicrafts."