Head of Iran Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) Hossein Marashi said on Monday that Iran's revenues from tourism amounts to some US$ 500 million per year.
Speaking to reporters, he added that it is estimated that the figure will stand at US$ 2 billion by the end of the fourth five-year development plan (March 20005-2010).
According to IRIB, he added that currently, Iran's share in the world tourism revenues is a meager 0.0001 percent.
Marashi said the average growth of the tourism in the third five year development plan (March 2000-2005) stood at 6.5 percent. (menareport.com)