First Meeting on Iraq Market Held
The first meeting on
Iraq tourism market was held on 28 December 2017 in Khalij Fars hall -Iran
Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization- in which delegates
from Iran Tour Operators Association and the private sector active in tourism
In this meeting topics
such as the second meeting of the technical committee previously held in
Baghdad, Iraq public sector's activities in facilitating tourism business,
passive presence of Iraq's governmental organizations in market and business,
consideration of the high numbers of Shia Muslims in Iraq marketing, the
undeniable importance of Iraq's tourism market in foreign currency import
through pilgrimage and health tours, getting connected to the Iraq's tour
operators in order to raise the number of inbound visitors, setting parameters
to decrease the costs of traveling to Iran, studying the rival countries'
strategies for Iraq market -such as prices being offered in Turkey, Egypt and
Lebanon to attract visitors, Umrah Hajj packages (500 - 700 dollars) by Saudi
Arabia, health tourism in Jordan and India, attracting Iraq's pilgrimage
tourists to Syria, the necessity of presenting accurate information and
statistics, effective management of exploitation of the economic capacities of
Iraq market for Iran- were discussed.
Among 9196000 Iranians
who traveled abroad last year, 4229000 people traveled to Iraq and the rest
visited Turkey, Azerbaijan, France, Italy, etc.