A total of 22 new eco-lodges were inaugurated across Hormozgan during the past Iranian calendar year 1398 (ended March 20) in a bid to improve hospitality
sector in the southern Iranian province.
“22 eco-lodges were inaugurated in Hormozgan during the past year, of which six are located in Hormoz Island
), five in Lark Island, four in Bandar Abbas
, …...,” provincial tourism chief R. Boroumand said on Saturday.
“Construction and inauguration of eco-lodge units in rural areas play an important role in attracting more tourists and expand employment opportunities for local communities,” the official explained.
Experts say each eco-lodge unit generates jobs for seven to eight people on the average so that the scheme could create around 160,000 jobs.
Having a very diverse natural setting, Iran offers varied excursions to nature lovers. Sightseers may live with a nomad or rural family or enjoy an independent stay.
The country is home to abundant historical mansions
, and other massive monuments, which can buttress its budding tourism and hospitality
sectors if managed appropriately and refurbished properly.