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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 […]

KRG to establish New Tourism Directorates

By Adam Lucente for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan Regional Government to establish new tourism directorates Tourist visits are increasing each year to the autonomous part of northern Iraq, an area that offers many natural, cultural and […]

New Report on Iraqi Tourism Sector

This report offers an overview of the tourism sector in Iraq as it examines the reality of the sector through several lenses using the available data and resources. In 2008, the international arrival of tourists was 864,000 and reached its highest value of 1.5 million tourists in 2010 but started decreasing ever since to reach […]

Private Sector, Govt Invest in Tourism in Kurdistan

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. KRG begins buying wheat from farmers for the first time The government and private sector are investing millions to develop tourism infrastructure in the beautiful mountains and canyons of Erbil's Soran district. A private […]

Mount Zawa Cable Car to Create Jobs, Boost Tourism

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani marked the official opening of the Mount Zawa Cable Car in Duhok province, which will create hundreds of new jobs in coordination with the Ministry of Municipality and Duhok Governorate. The $30 million project connects the Barzan region road to the top of Mount Zawa and includes new restaurants and […]

Duhok Tourist Sites Booming

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Duhok tourist sites welcome more than 12,000 visitors in two weeks Tourist sites in Duhok province have seen upwards of 12,000 tourists in the two weeks since holidaymakers were allowed in from other parts […]

Socio-Economic growth through Eco-Tourism in Thi Qar

Launch of Sumereen: Socio-economic growth through eco-tourism in Thi Qar Funded by the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be supporting socio-economic growth through eco-tourism and cultural heritage preservation in the Governorate of Thi Qar, south of Iraq. Virtually launched, project Sumereen: Sumerian Youth for Economic Development and Cultural Heritage, will […]

Iran, Iraq to Expand Tourism Ties

By John Lee. Iraq and Iran have reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) relating to cooperation in the tourism sector. According to Tehran Times, the document includes the areas of medical tourism and religious tourism, and was agreed between Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, and Iraq’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities. […]

A whistle-stop Tour of Iraq

By Padraig O'Hannelly. Our friend and former contributor Robert Tollast has been touring Iraq's religious and archeological sites. Writing in Middle East Eye, he says: "Iraq still gives visitors a sense of having a private viewing of some of the world's wonders, such as the 4,000-year-old ruins of Babylon, and the awe-inspiring Holy Shrines of […]