Tourism in Iran, as an industry, has large capacities for growth and development. According to World Tourism Organization reports, Iran tourism is in 10th rank of ancient attractions and in 5th rank of natural attractions, and it is one of the safest countries for foreign tourists in the region and in the world. In 2017, about 2 million foreign tourists visited Iran.
Most of the tourists, more than anything else, are interested in weather and culture, or nature of the destination. The rich always travel to distant areas, not accidentally, but for a certain purpose; for example, to visit famous buildings and artworks, to learn new languages and to taste different foods. Today, organized tourism is an important industry in the world.
Tourism in Iran is a collection of tourism facilities including monuments, entertainment venues, natural places, religious sites etc. Iran has many tourism attractions and touristic cities such as Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Mashhad, Tabriz, Kish, Yazd and many other cities, which attract a variety of tourists from all over the world every year.