Iran’s Tourism Industry Grows by 21% in 2023: WTTC

Iran’s Tourism Industry Grows by 21% in 2023: WTTC

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s tourism industry registered a 21% growth in 2023, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) said.

After Iran’s tourism industry had experienced a 40% growth in 2021 and also a 39% hike in 2022 after the global coronavirus pandemic, it registered a 21% growth in 2023.

According to the latest statistics of the council, the tourism industry's share in Iran’s total economy in 2023 rose to 4.7 percent.

The job generation of Iran’s tourism industry last year registered a 10.3 percent growth compared to a year earlier.

The council has predicted that Iran’s tourism industry will experience a 12.1 percent growth in 2024.

Among the foreign tourists who visited Iran in 2023, 37 percent were Iraqi nationals, so Iraq ranked first in terms of the highest number of the foreign tourists visiting Iran in this period, followed by Turkey, the Republic of Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Lebanon, the council added.


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