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100 active tourism projects with an investment amount of 26 thousand billion Tomans in East Azerbaijan / During the first 6 months of the year, 50 festivals were held in the province


According to Aria’s Heritage reporter, a meeting to review ways to attract tourists to East Azarbaijan province was held in the afternoon of Wednesday, January 14, 1401, in Tabriz Hotel, with the presence of Ali Asghar Shalbafian, the country’s vice president of tourism, national and provincial tourism industry managers and activists.

Referring to the policies of the government in the province, Ahmed Hamzezadeh, Director General of East Azerbaijan Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, added: Tourism education in both general and specialized sectors, as well as the development of the province’s infrastructure, are among the main policies of the province.

Stating that East Azerbaijan has 78 hotels with 13 thousand beds, he added: 100 active projects with an investment amount of 26 thousand billion tomans are being built in the province.

The Director General of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts of East Azarbaijan stated: 36 hotels are under construction, which will add 6,000 beds to the province’s accommodation capacity in three years.

Referring to the formation of a special investment council in the province, he announced the preparation of investment packages.

Hamzezadeh mentioned marketing and advertising as another basic approach of the province and continued: In this regard, identifying domestic and foreign target markets, producing content that fits the needs of target markets, holding thematic festivals and participating in domestic and foreign exhibitions, as well as holding cultural weeks in order is work

The Director General of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts of East Azerbaijan continued: In the first six months of the year, 50 festivals have been held in the province with the cooperation of various institutions, and we have compiled the calendar of events for the coming year.

Hamzezadeh mentioned organizing familiarization tours as another policy being implemented by the province and added: “The first tour is currently being implemented, and in February we will organize a familiarization tour for Turkey and after that for Armenia, and we will continue this policy.” .

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Jamshid Hamzezadeh, the head of Iran’s Hoteliers Association, called the accommodation capacity of East Azarbaijan province suitable and added: more than fifty percent of hotels have been standardized and have received standard quality certificates, and the rest are in the process of standardization.

Pointing out that the construction of tourism facilities is one of the requirements of tourism development, he continued: The expensiveness of land is one of the basic problems in this field, which I hope will be solved with the support of the governor and also by providing low-use and long-term facilities.

Stating that the provincial and national resources are limited, Hamzezadeh added: Many countries, including Turkey, provide investors with land for building standard hotels or pay low-interest loans with long breathing.

The head of Iran’s hoteliers association pointed out that there is a need for needs assessment studies in the field of tourism and added: Due to lack of needs assessment studies, excessive development has been carried out in many provinces and on the other hand, there is a strong need for development in some provinces.

He also said: In the Iranian hotelier community, we are ready to give special discounts to the travel service offices that bring tourists into the country, and the amount of the discounts will be determined based on the signing of the memorandum.

Hamzezadeh continued: In the current situation of the country, where we have problems with incoming tours, serious planning should be done on domestic tours.

The head of Iran’s hoteliers association also mentioned the insular behavior of organizations related to tourism as another problem in this field and emphasized the support of provincial officials.

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