Over 2,000 foreign tourists visited Tabriz in the northwestern province of East Azarbaijan, said an expert of the East Azarbaijan cultural heritage, handicrafts and tourism department.
Omid Rouhani added that all hotels across the city have currently been booked. Three star hotels do not have a vacant room, he said, complaining that many problems arise regarding signboards ˈ. Rouhani noted that since there is a shortage of hotels in Tabriz, investors should be attracted to invest in this field.
In another development, Samad Zorrieh, a senior official of East Azarbaijan Travel Offices Union, said the arrival of health tourists to the province has declined. He said there is no training course for a hotel staff on how to treat tourists.
“The provincial hotels do not sell local handicrafts,” he added. The official said over 600,000 health tourists have entered the province since 21 March, of whom 300,000 were from Azerbaijan Republic. Zorrieh said Azerbaijanis account for five out of every 80 patients in East Azarbaijan province.