A collection of articles on 'The 1st National Conference on Iranian Caravanserais: Past, Present, Future' has been released with the message of Sarvar Bakhti, president of the ECO Cultural Institute.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, the collection comprises 35 specialized articles compiled and supervised by Dr. Nader Karimian Sardashti and Dr. Mohammad Reza Jalilvand and published by University of Tehran Press in 496 pages.
In the front pages, the book is adorned with an article by Sarvar Bakhti, President of the ECO Cultural Institute, entitled "Caravanserais, on the legendary Silk Road, a symbol of inter-civilizational dialogue of the countries of the region." In part, the message reads: "As the revitalization of the Silk Road is the revival of cultural ties, the effort to introduce the caravanserais and their historical role will be a big step in documenting this enduring heritage and sustaining and growing international interaction." The global registration of caravanserais along the Silk Road, which are a symbol of the inter-civilizational dialogue of the countries of the region, will pursue the development of tourism, the revival of cultural and civilizational heritage, as well as the strengthening of economic fields.
It is worth mentioning that 'The 1st National Conference on Iranian Caravanserais: Past, Present, Future', was held in February 2020 in Tehran, with the aim of providing a forum for researchers to exchange their findings on Caravanserais, to facilitate the sharing of experiences on tourism industry and to create a network of tourism experts to fulfill sustainable tourism development.