Director General of Economic and Financial Affairs of Ardabil province, Dr. Mozaffari said: “The second Health Tourism Confobition (Conference + Exhibition) of ECO member states is a good opportunity
According to Public Relations ofGeneral Directorate for Economic and Financial Affairs of Ardabil province, Dr. Hashem Mozaffari stated: “Ardebil province has very high capabilities in the field of tourism and especially health tourism and in recent years there has also been significant progress in the development of water therapy and hydrotherapy, as well as its associated services including accommodation and lodging in this area.”
“How to introduce the province is an issue that must be followed seriously and one way to introduce the tourism capabilities of the region is holding events and exhibitions of tourism abilities. In the meantime, conducting the ECO Confobition in the province attended by high ranking officials and the tourism and health sector of member states can help familiarize them with the tourism potential of the province. In total, more than 150 domestic and foreign participants attended the Confobition.” Deputy Head of Investment Services Center said.
The General Director of Economic and Financial Affairs of Ardabil Province added:
“This confobition, while making participants familiar with the province's tourism capabilities, sets the scene for attracting investors of the world's tourism industry to the province, especially the ECO member states, because foreign direct investment, for any reason and in any shape, will have significant effects on macroeconomic variables including lower interest rates, lower exchange rates, increasing economic growth, reducing government debt, improvement of income distribution, technology transfer, increasing employment, export development, reducing imports and it will also have a positive impact on the balance of payments.”
“Health Tourism has a higher income compared to other forms of tourism and in the present circumstances, which our country is faced with reduction of foreign exchange and foreign trade revenues due to sanctions, the tourism industry can compensate for some of the shortcomings and turns into the development engine of the province. It is obvious that the development of the tourism industry can put many small businesses and services into motion and can lead to high rates of job creation.” He continued.
“General Directorate for Economic and Financial Affairs of the Ardabil province will attend in this confobition by offering special investment packages including books such as "Investment Guide” and “23 priority investment plans”, CDs and video clips regarding potential and investment incentives of the province, and brochures on investment incentives of the province, available in four languages: Persian, Azeri, English and Turkish." Mozaffari added.
It should be noted that the 2nd Confobition of the Health Tourism of ECO member states is hosted by Ardabil province from 28 to 30 June. More than 150 foreign and domestic guests will attend in this Confobition, most of them are high officials of the Ministry of Health and ECO Tourism Officers of the member states and ambassadors from some countries.