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So, what makes Iranian different ..... ?

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1. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y

So, what makes Iranian different ..... ?

Unprofessional Reputed Iranian Nature Tour Company Iran-EcoTour

The EcoTour company (Eco Expert Ltd) in Tehran, Iran is an eco tourism nature company. They were established 1998 to promote Iran's eco tourism attractions and to improve bio-cultural attitudes among people, both locally and internationally, and to pave the way for interested tourists. They claim to have received approval from the three top Iranian Tourism Training Centres, the Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organisation and hold classes and training courses about nature and its value.

Mr Ali Adhami, the board of directors in their website says: "We guarantee well- equipped, selectively catered, safe and eco- friendly trips."

On 10 August 2007, I took my mother and her friend on EcoTour's one day trekking trip to Kondelus Village. Unfortunately the company hired a mini-bus driver who was not familiar with the road to Chaloos that has a series of dangerous winding sections and tunnels. As a result, the bus driver hit the wall of Tunnel No 6. As a result of the resulting huge impact, my mother fell over and was badly injured, she suffered shock of accident and injuries to her foot.

My mother needed financial assistance for medical treatment, but Ecotours told us they would pay nothing towards the cost as all the expenses would be paid for by the driver's Third Party Insurance. This contradicts what Ecotours have told passengers that whoever travels with them is insured for 1,000,000 tomans for hospital, doctors' expenses. I feel that they contradict themselves because they try to escape from their responsibility toward my mother and myself and other passengers.

Since 10/08/07, NOBODY from EcoTour contacted my mother by any means and asked her how she was! i.e.-Was she alive or dead ! Apparently one of the EcoTour's director cares more about Iranian Cheetah rather than take care of my old injured & traumatized mother!!

==>> Some times I wonder what Iran-Ecotour's response would be if my mother had been a foreign tourist traveling with them? Do you think it would be different?

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[ Edit: Edited on Aug 24, 2007, at 6:17 AM by kombizz ]

2. Posted by Eleniki (Full Member 125 posts) 9y

That is shocking, Kombizz. Have you contacted a lawyer to forward a claim against the company?

3. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y

@ Eleniki
It seems you do not know much about Iranian lawyers !

4. Posted by Eleniki (Full Member 125 posts) 9y

You'd be right there. Just trying to be sympathetic..

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Kombizz - please refrain from being combative with (almost) every reply you post (regardless of the thread). Helen asked a perfectly reasonable question. We may not understand Iranian lawyers, but given your description of the incidence and tourism company's lack of action, contacting a lawyer would be the next logical step in seeking satisfaction. I'm sorry you have had this experience, but I would have asked the same question as Helen.

In all honesty, I'm not sure what your thread is meant to acheive other than telling your account of the accident and the tourism company's responses. If you did not want people to post then not starting the thread would have been preferable. I do not expect to visit this thread again and find you have made a similar comment to me. Again, Helen (as she has stated) was just trying to be sympathetic and asked a proper question. A simple yes or no would have sufficed.

6. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

what have been your steps untill now do do something against this company Kombizz?

7. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y

@ wouterrr
I am not trying to be funny, but so far we have not done anything. The reason is even if we pay loads of money to a private attorney, the outcome would be nill as I explained it to Eleniki.
I know it is a sad story !

8. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting kombizz

@ wouterrr
I am not trying to be funny, but so far we have not done anything. The reason is even if we pay loads of money to a private attorney, the outcome would be nill as I explained it to Eleniki.
I know it is a sad story !

who says that I think u are trying to be funny. Anyways...u seem pretty frustrated abt this, I understand it very well. It sucks if u cant do something while injustice takes place. Goodluck with everything. Especially I hope your mother will be fine. Take care.

9. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y

@ wouterrr
Thank you for your kind words and encouragement.
Unfortunately you do not much about the legal system in Iran, otherwise you were much agree with me.
For sure if my mother and I were in a Western Countries and such an accident happened, then with strong law system that exist there, I could take them to the court of justice without any hesitation.
Unfortunately, in Iran and perhaps in similar 3rd World Countries, the situation is compelely different !
Again thank you for your concern.

Namaste'