The exhibition aims to introduce Muslim countries’ tourism potentials and strengthen businessmen’s relations, said the executive director of the event.
Azadeh Most’ani made the statement during the event’s press conference held on Tuesday, according to IRNA.
The population of one billion and eight hundred million Muslims is an attractive tourism market not only in Islamic countries but also in European countries, Mosta’ani added.
There will be specialized B2B meetings for all tourism entrepreneurs including hoteliers, travel agencies and airlines operating in Islamic countries to exchange opportunities for tourism development in their countries.
There had been some negotiations with Turkey, Pakistan, Iraq, Tajikistan and the Persian Gulf countries, as well as a number of African countries to participate in the event, Mosta’ani noted.
The exhibition organizers planned to introduce cultural and religious potentials of less known cities, she added.
The exhibition will be held in both national and international sections, she said, adding that inviting Islamic countries is prioritized.
Speaking about the cultural and economic significance of the tourism industry, Head of Iran’s Parliament Tourism Fraction Iman Dehaqin said that it is necessary to highlight the cultural commonalities between Muslim countries, especially neighboring countries.
Head of Shahr-e Aftab International Exhibition Center Abbas Taqadossinejad said that 70 percent of the world’s historical monuments are located in Muslim countries. However, 80 percent of tourism projects are launched by developed and industrial countries.
Source: Iran Daily