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Over 2.5m Tourists Visited Iraq in 2012

By John Lee. Azzaman reports that more than 2.5 million tourists visited Iraq in 2012, most of them on pilgrimage to the country’s holy shrines. Data issued by the Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism show that Iraq has become a top destination for Muslim, mainly Shiite, tourist. The numbers are reportedly the largest since the country […]

Brand Iraq and the Arab Spring

After the burial of Colonel Gaddafi this week - the symbolic end of his 42 year rule, I asked myself: “What countries will emerge from the Arab Spring and succeed in increasing tourism revenue streams and securing foreign investment?” I wondered where Iraq’s place would be within the context of the re-shaping that’s occurring in […]