The 17th Convention of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) is taking place in Tehran from 28 January to 1 February.
The opening ceremony on 28 January was attended by President Rouhani, Vice-President Ahmadipour, Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization and other dignitaries.
The 17th Convention has brought together tourist guides from more than 40 different countries and includes sight-seeing tours to different cultural heritage sites and cities in Iran.
On the margins of the Convention, Ms. Esther Kuisch Laroche, Director of the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office had meetings with the President and other representatives of WFTGA, the Head of the Iran Federation of Tourist Guide Associations and with Dr. Taleb Rifai and other colleagues from UNWTO to discuss ongoing and planned cooperation in the field of sustainable tourism and training of specialized tour guides.
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