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Signs at London Tower Plead for No Selfies

Residents who live near Grenfell Tower in London have expressed heartbreak and outrage after spotting visitors taking selfies at the site of last week’s deadly fire. Signs have been erected near the site pleading with visitors to “stop taking pictures, … Read More

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Private Investments Restore Cultural Sites in Kerman

The private sector has spent over 400 billion rials ($10.6 m) on restoration of cultural heritage sites in the southeastern province of Kerman, the director of the provincial office of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization said. Vakil Caravansary, … Read More

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Iran Sets Tourist Target: 6.5 Million by March 2018

Iran’s main goal is to attract 20 million foreign tourists annually by 2025, an ambitious target that Iran is likely to miss Around 9.5 million Iranians traveled abroad in the last Iranian year (March 2016-17) Iran has set itself a … Read More

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Call for Curbing Hotel Constructions in Mashhad

With the number of inbound tourists declining in Mashhad, building more hotels makes little sense, the head of Khorasan Razavi Hotels Association said. Mohammad Qanei added that hotel occupancy rates in Mashhad have declined to 20% and lodging centers have … Read More

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Yazd Water Salinity Increasing

The salinity of water resources in the arid province of Yazd is increasing due to manmade factors, the managing director of Yazd Regional Water Company said. Generally, the planet’s rising temperature leads to excessive evaporation in semi-enclosed body of water, … Read More

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Wildfires Erupt Again in Kohgilouyeh – Boyerahmad

Bid-e Abrisham forests in Kohgilouyeh-Boyerahmad Province on Sunday witnessed wildfires for the third time in as many days. The forests are part of the East Dena Protected Area, which means they’re protected by the Department of Environment. The fire started … Read More

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Seabird Breeding Grounds Identified in Chile

A Chilean expedition into the Atacama Desert has identified the first known breeding grounds of the ringed storm-petrel, a seabird of unknown population size that is endemic to the western coast of South America. The nests, located in natural cavities … Read More

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Climate Change Impacts Portugal’s Deadly Fires

Global warming was a factor in a deadly fire that hit central Portugal and left more than 60 people dead, it’s been claimed. Thomas Curt, a researcher at the National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, … Read More

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UNESCO’s Yazd Registration Likely

Reputable travel magazine Travel+Leisure has named Yazd in central Iran as a likely candidate to receive world heritage status in the upcoming UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting. In an article published online on June 15, the author points to Yazd’s … Read More

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New ATRs Boost Iran Air Expansion

The deal with ATR has allowed Iran Air to restart routes that had been grounded for years, such as the Tehran-Noshahr route Iranian flag carrier Iran Air has launched new domestic routes after taking delivery of its first four ATR … Read More

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