Many locals travel around the time of Iran’s New Year.
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Rare wildlife and dramatic canyons attracted a steady stream of travelers to Mina Fatemi Sadr's hotel on Iran's dolphin-shaped Qeshm island each Persian New Year holiday.Home to a free-trade zone specializing in discounted electronics and clothes, Qeshm was touted as a potential beneficiary after Iran signed a 2015 deal with world powers lifting most economic penalties in return for caps on Iran's nuclear program.A local official said in 2016 Japanese, Chinese and Russian banks were interested in opening offices on the island as excitement grew over the opening up of an Iranian market of 80 million people.Iran's Hotel Association says southern regions like Qeshm, Kerman and the Kish islands are more popular this year.Hamzeh Mohammadi's small hotel a few hundred meters from a beach on Qeshm is full, with reservations up 40 percent from last year.A nationwide survey by the Donya-e-Eqtesad newspaper of 3,545 Iranians showed 40 percent had no travel plans for Nowruz.
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