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

    Published on : 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 …

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

    Published on : 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 …

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

    Published on : 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 …

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  • Iraq’s only Kurdish airline introduces Swedish flight

    Published on : 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 …

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

    Published on : 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 …

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

    Published on : 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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  • UNWTO Statement on US Travel Ban

    Published on : Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Specialized Agency for Tourism, expresses its deep concern and strong condemnation over the recently announced travel ban by the United States of America (USA) to nationals of seven countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, …

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  • 39 killed and 69 wounded in Istanbul night club attack on New Year’s Eve

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    A lethal terror attack on the New Year’s Eve killed 39 people including at least 27 foreign nationals at an up-market night club in Turkey’s city of Istanbul. The gun-attack also injured 69 more club goers on 31st December.   …

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