Tourism Gains Spirit in Gilan Province

TEHRAN (FNA)- Gilan Province director for Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization (CHHTO) stated here on Sunday that tourism promotion plans valued at over four trillion rials (about $405.6 million) are underway in the province.

Mohammad Hossein Mehdipour told MNA that investment in the tourism sector of Gilan Province totaled only 69 billion rials (about $7 million) in 2005.

He added that the 20-Year Outlook Plan has stipulated that 5.5 percent of the projected 20 million tourists entering Iran would visit Gilan Province as their first destination.

Gilan is one of the northern provinces of Iran. It lies along the Caspian Sea. The province with mountains, forests and waterways, as well as a seven-thousand-year history and culture is one of the nation’s most attractive tourist hubs.

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