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Tourism in Iran

Rahim Heydari Chianeh (University of Tabriz, Iran)
Seyedeh Kadijeh Rezatab Azgoomi (Islamic Azad University, Tabriz Branch, Iran)
Behnam Kian (University of Tabriz, Iran)

Experiencing Persian Heritage

ISBN: 978-1-78754-813-8, eISBN: 978-1-78754-812-1

Publication date: 6 September 2019


Tourism in Iran and Iranian tourism policies are more a consequence of the country’s political economy than from explicit planning. The emphasis on adhering to domestic social norms, and the obligation on inbound tourism to obey these rules, have had no other result than a reduction of its markets. Iran’s present share of tourism is as low as 1/800th of the glocalized tourism industry. This chapter discusses the main factors influencing tourism development in Iran, particularly the political economy and oil.



Chianeh, R.H., Rezatab Azgoomi, S.K. and Kian, B. (2019), "Tourism in Iran", Experiencing Persian Heritage (Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice, Vol. 10), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 11-25.



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