Archive | Leisure and Tourism in Iraq

Iraq Business News brings you the latest news on developments and opportunities in leisure and tourism industries in Iraq.

iQ Becomes First Official Partner of Tencent in Iraq

One of the greatest obstacles facing many telecommunication companies across the world is their capacity and ability to combat gaming download speeds and latency. With the development of broadband and gaming occurring side by side, every company in this domain must do all they can to satisfy gamers internationally. With an expected mobile game user […]

KRI Tourist Numbers up by nearly One Third

By John Lee. According to figures from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), 6,168,000 tourists visited the Kurdistan Region in 2022, an increase of nearly 2 million on the 2021 figure of 4,189,569. The statistics of tourists by region in 2022 are as follows: Erbil province: 2,752,000 tourists; Sulaimani province: 2,545,156 tourists; Duhok province, 2,340,000 tourists. […]

Gulf Cup: Iraq draws closer to Arab Neighbours

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Gulf Cup gives Iraq chance to draw closer to Arab neighbors Iraq is about to embark on a new chapter in its sporting history. From 6th-19th January, Basra will host the 25th edition […]

Fake Starbucks reported in Baghdad

By John Lee. According to a report from Associated Press (AP), a chain of three unauthorised "Starbucks" coffee shops is operating in Baghdad. It says genuine Starbucks merchandise is imported from neighboring countries, but without permission from the US-based corporation. Starbucks is reported to have filed a lawsuit for trademark violation, but the case was […]

Iraqi Govt exempts Basra Governorate from Contracting Regulations

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of  Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Among the items agreed was a decision to exempt Basra Governorate from the instructions covering government contracts for the purposes of the 2025 Arabian Gulf Cup Football Championships, which will be hosted in Basra. Concerns […]

Iran and Iraq sign Tourism Deal

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iran and Iraq sign tourism deal The agreement follows protests of Iranian "interference" after a drone attack targeted an alleged Israeli spy base in northern Iraq. Click here to read the […]