Eid Visitors to Kurdistan Double

By John Lee.

The number of tourists visiting the Kurdistan Region of Iraq over the Ramadan holidays has doubled since last year to 243,000 people.

The income generated is estimated at $73 million.

Nawroz Mawlud, the minister for Municipalities and Tourism told Rudaw that about 70 percent of the tourists came from southern and central Iraq and the rest were from Iran, Turkey, and other foreign countries.

She added that more foreign holidaymakers are visiting Kurdistan mainly because of improved airline connections.

(Source: Rudaw)

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