According to Hamzehzadeh, there is a big opportunity for Iran hotel industry at this time to upgrade potentials and meet the increasing demand of travel to Islamic Republic of Iran appropriately.
IHA is a unified association which consists of 31 hotel unions across the country. IHA is recently setting up a website (www.hotelro.ir) for its Irawnian hoteliers to sell the room to end users.
Mr. Hamzezadeh said that this website will be upgraded in future and in cooperation with the foreign partners, they will be able to accept non-Iranian tourist’s orders for accommodation.
“Everything depends on lifting the banking sanctions.” According the head of IHA.
Iran has 1,125 hotels and guest houses, of which only 130 are four- and five-star establishments. The goal is to increase the number of quality hotels to 400 within 10 years.
There are 550 Hotel apartments as well and the IHA has received a lot of applications for consulting and constructing new accommodations recently, Hamzezadeh said.