According to Public Relations and International Affairs of Qeshm Free Area Organization, Freena quotes, Morteza Bank, at a ceremony of signing a memorandum of understanding with Iran's Qarz AL-Hasaneh Mehr Iran Bank, arguing that, in current economic conditions; public tourism, religious tourism, health tourism and other types, it has a high capacity to be activated; and state: At present, there are weaknesses in the field of services, hotels and international communications, partly due to the restrictions that apply in other countries. But, the most important issue is the culture of tourism acceptance, which should be enhanced by the development of infrastructure, international communication, education, and so on, Because last year, 9 million Iranian tourists, including 4 million pilgrims, have left the country, indicating the need for social services. But I wonder why the private sector does not enter into this huge economic capacity.
He added: "In these economic conditions, by providing better services and creating satisfaction for domestic tourists, we will pursue the strengthening of national production. The tourism industry in the country now has a number of weaknesses in the services, international communications and advertising sectors, which officials have to pay more attention to this industry.
The advisor to the president continued: "The tourist acceptance culture should be institutionalized in various forms in the country. The culture of accepting tourism is a service that the tourist asks us, not what we think. We need to know what the tourist wants.
The secretary general of the Free and Special Economic Areas, pointing out that attention to the capacities of the private sector in the tourism industry is necessary for the growth and development of this industry in the country, said: With the help of various training and the use of tourism agencies and private sector services, we must strive to promote the tourism industry in the country. Today, everyone is aware of the importance of this industry in the world, and has implemented many programs for the development of this industry, which should be implemented in the country as well. The country needs to provide conditions, from the point of view of the law, the provision of services to the tourist, carried out in a complete chain, and to try to be in the tourism sector, with legal protection from the authorities, the tourist, feel happy and comfortable.
He emphasized: creating social vitality, promoting cultural and social development in the country, and tourism plays an important role in this social vitality.
The Memorandum of understanding between the Secretariat of the High Council of Free and Special Economic Areas and the Iran's Qarz-Al-Hasaneh Mehr Iran bank, was signed with the aim of increasing purchasing power through the provision of loan facilities and the provision of bank cards with specific capabilities.
According to Freena, in the memorandum of understanding, aimed at developing tourism, and supporting domestic production, signed by Morteza Bank, Advisor to the president and secretary general of the Free and Special Economic Areas, and Morteza Akbari, CEO of the Qarz-Al-Hasaneh Mehr Iran bank, the bank aimed to protect domestic goods and pay special attention to the tourism industry boom, In free areas, by applicants receive a 4 percent fee.
These facilities are designed to be used exclusively for travel expenses, and Applicants for the use of these banking services are introduced by the leading companies, and in cooperation with the Secretariat of the High Council of Free Areas, to the bank branches.
In this plan, a 4% facility will be granted up to a maximum of 20 million Toman to beneficiaries, so that in the seven free areas of the country it will be able to purchase tickets for airplanes and trains, hotel reservations, shopping from the market and all kinds of recreation and tourism.
Firstly, the plan involves government employees and workers, and in the next step, they include business owners and guilds.
In the course of three years, the implementation of this memorandum, which will be renewed, will be issued to Iran's Qarz-Al-Hasaneh Mehr Iran Bank, which will be able to purchase bank cards with the ability to purchase stores and shopping centers marked in free and special economic areas.