The Tourism Bank membership request initially was agreed upon by UNWTO in 2014, and then in the general assembly in 2015, which was held in Medlin-Colombia, official membership of the bank dependently was approved by the assembly.
In the granted certificate by UNWTO to Gardeshgari (tourism) bank that was signed by Mr. Taleb Rafaee, the chief of this organization, Tourism Global organization agreed with permanent membership of the bank in UNWTO. Tourism Bank is the first bank in the world that has become a member of the Tourism Global Organization.
Tourism bank by adopting a principled and widespread strategy in the banking system, follows its activities with goals and planning, and membership in the Tourism Global Organization is one of said activities.
Under the permission of the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the tourism bank was established on 28.12.2010. The Bank was then listed on the Tehran Stock Exchange on 25.07.2011, and its shares were traded on 27.07.2011, for the first time.
The most important activities of the bank include: Opening and maintaining current and saving accounts, short or long-term investment accounts, financing tourism projects, issuing various bank cards, credit facilities, and advances based on Iran's banking regulations.