• UNDP and USAID unites with tourism ministry in Kurdistan

    Thursday, August 3, 2023

    The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Iraq along with the United States Agency forInternational Development (USAID) united with the tourism ministry in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and revealed the ‘reform roadmap,’ which is an innovative strategy to invigorate …

  • Tourism boom in Iraq during Eid holiday

    Monday, July 10, 2023

    With more than 700,000 people visiting the breezy highlands of Iraq in last week for the Eid holiday, let’s see the sights and what is has to offer. 

  • After IS massacre, Hatra opens up to tourism

    Monday, September 12, 2022

    Declared by UNESCO as an endangered world heritage site, Hatra is an ancient city in Iraq which dates back to the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC. From Mosul, a major city in Iraq, Hatra is a two-hour drive. After the …

  • Iraq all set to re-issue entry visas for foreign tourists

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020

    After experiencing months of border lockdown due to the pandemic worldwide, Iraq will start facilitating its entry visas for all international tourists. This step is expected to bolster its limping economy. Authorities will start granting foreigners with entry visas with …

  • WTTC: UK is fifth most powerful travel and tourism nation

    Friday, September 28, 2018

    The power ranking conducted by the World Travel and Tourism Council ranked UK as the world’s fifth most powerful country for travel and tourism.     The council combined the growth over the past seven years in tourism contribution to …

  • Religious tourism of Iraq hit by Iran’s permit policy

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    With hotels experiencing massive mass cancellations, Iraqis in the holy city of Najaf have met with difficulty by US sanctions on neighboring Iran, which have compelled cash-strapped pilgrims to stay home.   At the edge of the city, encircled by …

  • Iraq’s only Kurdish airline introduces Swedish flight

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    Iraq’s only Kurdish airline was introduced on Monday with a flight to Sweden, after years of delays owing to the Islamic State’s offensive in the country.   Officials of the airline are optimistic that Fly Erbil’s take-off is a sign …

  • Iraq’s Kurdistan Region will welcome seven million tourists by 2025

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    The tourism sector of Kurdistan Region hopes that it will attract more than 7 million tourists by 2025 as the department is developing new infrastructure.     Spokesperson for Kurdistan’s Board of Tourism said they are initiating some promotional programme …

  • Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts taps into Iraq’s hotel market

    Monday, January 8, 2018

    Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts will open a new property in Basra early this year as it looks to capitalise on the city’s status as Iraq’s economic capital and a regional oil and gas hub. The global hospitality firm has signed …



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