The Impact of Sanctions on Iran's Tourism

Document Type : Original Article


1 Lecturer of Tourism Management, Maziar University

2 Maziar University


Nowadays countries such as Iran, have been suffering from sanctions and economic crisis, which affect many industries of the country. The tourism industry is a section that has been influenced by different sensations. In this paper, the authors look at the sanctions and their impacts in general and tourism in particular in order to review the potential impacts of sanction on international and national tourism. Desk research and macro analysis have been used in this paper. The results revealed a decrease in outbound tourists and increase in inbound and domestic visitors in recent years. In conclusion, sanctions against Iran have had both positive and negative effects on Iran's tourism. However, the revenue gained from the tourism industry is not as much as other industries in Iran such as oil and mine.


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