Deputy head of the cultural heritage, tourism, and handicrafts department in Iran’s Razavi Khorasan Province said that most of the tourists visiting Mashhad were from Iraq.

Yousef Bidkhori stated that World Tourism Day 2023 which falls on September 27 has been named “Tourism and Green Investments”.

On the occasion, some 19 projects related to tourism will be inaugurated, he further noted.

According to official data, more than 3.3 million foreign tourists visited Iran in the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year, showing an increase of %38 compared to the same period last year.