Guardian: Sunset at Persepolis: Iranians fear Trump has killed tourism boom

By August 15, 2018Press

By Saeed Kamali Dehghan, Guardian

This is a part of the article “Sunset at Persepolis: Iranians fear Trump has killed tourism boom” from Guardian.

Navid Yousefian, a 30-year-old entrepreneur, moved to Iran from the US a few years ago before setting up the popular See You in Iran Facebook group, which has more than 145,000 members. He said one of the most significant effects of the Iran deal on the tourism sector was that it persuaded the moderate government to launch a visa on arrival system in Iran’s airports.

“The tension in Iran’s government over tourism is quite explicit,” he said. “The hardliners are concerned with ‘west-toxification’ on the cultural and economic level, and the moderate side considers tourism as a way of compensating for economic mismanagement in the country.”

 

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