Now, it appears more than a glimpse of hope when they realize COVID-19 vaccination is rolling out in various countries. Tour operators can plan and offer Iran tour packages when international tourism restarts in Iran.
It was Sinopharm, and Sputnik V yesterday and it is Pfizer, Modern, and Oxford-AstraZeneca today. Several other companies are also developing vaccines to combat the spread of this virus. Iranian scientists are also working on a locally developed one to roll it out inside Iran.
International Tourism Restarts Soon
Amid all the despair and lack of hope among international tourism activists, there is a relatively strong feeling of optimism now. Potential clients get vaccines and look for a destination to travel to. Tour operators of Iran have seen such inquiries recently as well.
When they feel immune due to their vaccination, world travellers begin to think and plan ahead of time. Those who are in this business are well aware of the fact that such a process takes place around half a year before the actual time of the journey. However, they could feel more inclined to travel even earlier. As a result, international tourism restarts in Iran sooner than expected.
Therefore, it will be also up to Iranian tourism officials and the Ministry of Health’s decision as to when to open the doors to international travellers. Some steps are already taken to make tourism facilities immune by monitoring 13000 businesses according to the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts.
In other words, smart travel and immunization together with responsible tourism pave the way to unblock the influx of tourists, domestic and international.
FIT Precedes Group Travel after Vaccination
Free Independent Travellers (FIT) are more likely to first book their trips with tour operators in Iran, like in many other destinations. After they go through the vaccination process, people do not wait long for others to join in large groups. Even if this is the situation, the lowered cost of private tours of Iran will urge many to take action as soon as they can.
As time passes by, when more people are immunized by COVID-19 vaccination, group travel will also take place. Group tour packages will take shape and we will observe bus tours driving around international visitors to Iran. It will just need more time to happen, but it will eventually come before you expect it.
Iranian tour operators will reap a bonanza sooner or later due to the country’s rich cultural heritage and cultural attractions. The breathtaking landscape and natural attractions of Iran have got plenty to offer in every season. Some believe the Iranian tourism industry will be very busy when international tourism restarts.