Ask the Expert: MIR’s Annie Lucas Interviewed about Travel to Mongolia and Iran

Ask the Expert: MIR’s Annie Lucas Interviewed about Travel to Mongolia and Iran

MIR vice president Annie Lucas was recently the focus of an “Industry Q & A” feature in TravelAge West Magazine, a top travel industry publication.

In response to questions about travel to Mongolia, Annie said:

“We’re definitely experiencing an increase in interest in visiting Mongolia compared to years past…It’s like nowhere else. It’s a very distinctive destination — still very pristine, with wide-open spaces, and with its nomadic traditions and customs of the steppe still very much alive and well.” 

Memorable experiences?

“Mongolia’s entertainment is uniquely Mongolian, from horsehead fiddle concerts to contortionists and throat singing. There’s really nothing like it. Another cultural experience is visiting a Mongolian family in their ger and sampling the local drink, called ‘airag,’ which is fermented mare’s milk. No one ever forgets it.”

Annie also mentioned the upsurge in interest in travel to Iran:

“Iran is our most popular destination for small-group travel this year. We sold out many departures early and added additional dates to accommodate the interest this season. For North Americans, Iran has been perceived as off-limits; but now, that perception is changing.

Intrepid travelers recognize that this is an amazing destination they’ve been missing out on. Universally, the feedback we receive from travelers is that the Iranian people are incredibly warm, and the genuine reception Western visitors receive here is very meaningful to travelers.”  

Read the full article in TravelAge West.

Want to know more about the specifics of Mongolia’s amazing monasteries? Check out our Beginner’s Guide to Mongolia’s Magnificent Monasteries.

Gandan Monastery, MongoliaPhoto: Andrew Barron

Gandan Monastery, Mongolia
Photo: Andrew Barron

Travel to Mongolia or Iran with MIR

MIR has more than two decades of experience hand-crafting tours to Mongolia, and more than 15 years creating tours to once-forbidden Iran. MIR’s full service, dedication, commitment to quality, and destination expertise has twice earned us a place on National Geographic Adventure’s list of Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.”

You can also opt to travel on a private journey to Mongolia or Iran, customized to your desired dates and style.

PUBLISHED: June 27, 2016

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  • It looks like from above conversation and those snap visiting mongolia is give a try place.
    May be in my near future i could make it to visit mongol and Iran.