Tehran (IP) - The second conference on the development of Iran's tourism through knowledge-based companies called "Ancient Iran 2" was held in Tehran on Saturday morning with the participation of the Ministers of Communication and Cultural Heritage on the occassion Tourism Week in Iran.

Iran PressIran News: Iran, as one of the countries with a high capacity of tourism, is looking ahead and using the capacity of knowledge-based companies to prosper this industry.

In this conference, seven startups presented their newest and most creative ideas in the field of tourism.

Speaking at the conference, the Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Isa Zare'pour, said: "Today, with the facilities provided by information technology for developing tourism, we can create a change in tourism industry."

"Information technology has doubled the speed of tourism progress, and nowadays with the help of software, you can use all kinds of maps, route guides, hotels and sightseeings in the destination city or country," he stated.

"Facilitating travel is one of the most important achievements of information technology that has led to the development of tourism, and Iran is moving along with other countries in this direction," the minister noted.

Ezzatollah Zarghami, the Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, also stated in this ceremony: "There are many recommendations for tourism in Quran and God has invited everyone to go around and see everywhere while thinking carefully."

He added: "Digital economy is an important field and will continue to grow. In this regard, the administration intends to support knowledge-based companies and will not hesitate to provide any assistance to them."

"Today, the world is working on Iranophobia project to show that there is no security in Iran, so that the tourism potential of our country is ignored," Zarghami noted.

Zarghami said: "Since the beginning of the tourism week, seven memoranda of understanding have been signed with different organizations, three of them were related to the Ministry of Roads, and one Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the post office will be signed today."

In the end of the ceremony, another MOU was signed in the presence of the Ministers of Communications and Cultural Heritage and the Managing Director of the National Post Company, Mahmoud Layali.


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