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The New and Enhanced Website Aims to Promote Iran as a Top Travel Destination for 2008


Tourism Industry Association of Iran (Irpedia) launched its new and enhanced website to promote Iran as a top travel destination for 2008. New site features, offer more resources for travelers to uncover trip activities and experiences around Iran. With the new site features, Explore, Plan and Book, Irpedia can be considered a one-stop travel source for those looking to travel Iran.



Boasting three millennia of recorded history, Iran enjoys a great legacy of ruins and hallowed stonework. The Iranian style of architecture is distinctive and creative. Persepolis and the rare impressive edifices of Isfahan as well as the Air Traps of the central desert region are the hallmarks of the Iranian unique architecture. Few cities in the world can boast, as Esfahan can, a square like the Naghsh-e Jahan, built in the early 17th century by Shah Abbas and whose fountains and gardens lead to the stunning blue tile-work and classical proportions of the Imam and Sheikh Lotfallah mosques, outstanding examples of Islamic architecture. Iran also offers a 1,500 kilometer coastline, mountains rising to 5,000 meters and a variety of climates - from the lush humidity of the Caspian Sea to the austere central desert.


Iran enjoys enormous potentials for attracting tourists which, due to weak advertising, poor marketing and lack of authentic and reliable information available about the country, has remained unknown for most foreigners and number of visitors for the country of 72 million people is low.


Proper introduction of Iran tourism attractions through the Internet is one of the main approaches that Iran needs to take for attracting tourists.


For people interested in seeing the sights and wonders of Iran, planning such a trip can be both fun and challenging at the same time. Planning any trip to Iran involves many hurdles to overcome, especially for those who've never done it before. So many aspects are involved such as figuring out how to negotiate the language barrier, laws, political issues, regulations and fitting in upon arrival. Now there's an antidote to the problem., an eye-catching and content-rich website gives travelers the ability to quickly and easily plan their trip. Almost all issues regarding travel to Iran are addressed on this website. For example, visitors to will be pleased to find detailed, informative articles that offer a glimpse into what the major Iran cities are alike, as well as some of the more popular travel destinations in Iran. Some of the most popular features are Customer Reviews posted by real travelers, Travel blogs, Travel Forums, Tourist Map of Iran, Suggested Itineraries and a wide selection of Iran tours and activities that come in all shapes and sizes to meet a variety of interests.


But more than that, visitors will be able to glean travel tips from fascinating articles such as, "Iran, before you go", "Iran, when you arrive", "where to buy/what to buy", "what to wear in Iran", "Isfahan, half the world", "Siosepol, a wonderful architectural masterwork", "Tehran, mega capital of Iran", "Abyane, a combination of art and traditions", plus much more. Useful, detailed content like this along with head-turning photos are what make the Irpedia website a feather in the cap of those planning their trip to Iran, as a top travel destination for 2008.


About Irpedia, Tourism Industry Association of Iran:

Irpedia is an industry association responsible for the development and promotion of tourism in Iran. It aims to introduce Iran's tourist attractions while helping tourists by providing the most accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information which are updated regularly. Its long term goal is to facilitate the development of an environmentally responsible and economically viable and sustainable tourism industry in Iran. Irpedia also provides tourism marketing, sales, technology support, exclusive services to Iranian travel agencies and travel providers.

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Tourism Industry Association of Iran

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