$95m Snow Sports Resort in Kurdistan

Iraq is not currently the obvious choice for a ski holiday but the Korek Mountain Resort in Kurdistan is hoping to change that.

The $95m resort in northern Iraq threw a pre-launch party as part of the government's plan to make the region a major tourist destination.

However with ongoing security concerns in southern Iraq, will Westerners shy away from visiting?

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(Source: BBC)

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