Shiraz is already one of Iran’s top tourist destinations, this city is the capital of Fars Province but it is increasingly focusing on health and medical tourism as a major revenue stream to boost its economic prospect under increasingly tough economic sanctions.
The Shiraz city has managed to attract lots of visitors, both local and foreign, to use its health tourism facilities during the current Iranian year that began in March.
Due to the decrease in the rate of rial towards USD in recent months as a result of reimposed US sanctions so foreign tourists are expected to find the city more attractive since they can employ its services cheaper
Mr. Mosayyeb Amiri, the director of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts of Fars Province said that during the first six months of the year which in Iranian Calendar starting from March, more than 30,000 health tourists have visited Shiraz on Saturday. And around 18,000 of them were from Oman.