The World Tourism Organization has chosen Iran to host the 2018 World Tourism Forum, and the Iranian province of Hamedan will host the event.


The World Tourism Organization has selected the Iranian tourism company Alisadr of Hamedan as a member of the Steering Committee of the Organization, among its members from 130 countries, including more than 500 private companies, including 9 Iranian ones.

Subsequently and taking into account the potential and abilities of this province, Hamedan was chosen as host of the event.

This is the first time that the World Tourism Forum will be held in Iran. The 3-day forum will also include city tours before and after the international forum.

It is estimated that more than 400 international private companies will attend the event, said the director of Alisadr of Hamedan.

Hamedan is a city in western Iran, located about 400 km southwest of Tehran. It is the capital of the province of the same name. It is also one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest in Iran, founded by some historians in the third millennium BC.

It is in Hamedan that the philosopher and physician Avicenna, one of the most remarkable scholars of the East, rests.

The cave of Ali Sadr, the third largest cave in the world located 60 km from Hamédan, with a seniority of 150 million years is also in this city.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for promoting responsible, sustainable and accessible tourism for all.