Mounesan: "Tourism can generate dozens of job opportunities in Iran"
The head of ICHHTO (Iran’s Cultural Heritage Handicrafts and Tourism Organization) has emphasised that tourism can generate dozens of jobs, and is important for the economy.
Ali Asghar Mounesan , vice president and the head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage Handicrafts and Tourism Organization , (ICHHTO) in an exclusive interview with Iran Press, has emphasised that tourism can create dozens of new job opportunities , in a short period of time, with "the least amount of investment". He said jobs created in the tourism sector tend to be related to small businesses, and these have a real impact on the local economy, and the jobs can last for a long time.
Mounesan's comments were made on the sidelines of an MOU signing ceremony, between Iran's ministry of Labor and ICHHTO, with Ali Rabiie, the minister of labour, taking part in the ceremony.
Munesan said the signing of the MOU will pave the way for creation of more than 50 jobs, with university graduates in many disciplines can turn to Tour operating agents or tourism marketing agents, after undergoing training for 6 months (a 6-month apprenticeship period) .
In further comments, Mounesan said: "For example, those who have studied medicine, can be actively involved in Medical tourism, and those who have studied history, geography or environmental sciences can be employed in Ecotourism. In the filed of Religious tourism, university graduates in religious studies can also be employed."
Munesan went on to explain that , fortunately, through the resources of ministry of Labour all of the training course and the apprenticeship would be done so that all of the volunuteers could be employed by some 4700 travel agencies all across the country so that not only tourism industry will benefit, but also 50000 new jobs will be created.
Iran is rich with differnt climates and cultujrals and can be an excellent destiny for tourists all around th eworld .Th e Iranina government is also after expanssion of tourism.