Monthly Archives: November 2013

Conference: Erbil Ready for Arab Tourists

President Bandar bin Fahd honoring the people behind developing Erbil into the Capital of Arab Tourism 2014. Photo by Judit Neurink ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The fact that it is held, is even more important than the outcome, said participants … Continue reading

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International conference paves way for Erbil as tourism capital

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq – (KRG.org) – Travel experts and companies from around the world attended the Kurdistan International Tourism Conference in Erbil last week, paving the way for Erbil’s position as Middle East Tourism Capital of 2014. The Head … Continue reading

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Tourist Numbers Climb As Kurdistan‘s Reputation Grows

While the Kurdistan Region is relatively stable and peaceful, compared to the rest of Iraq, this is not often understood by outsiders, who see the Kurdistan Region as just another part of violence-torn Iraq. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The number … Continue reading

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In Iraq’s Kurdish Zone, Israelis and Long-Hidden Jews See Hope for Revived Ties

The prospect of an independent Kurdistan raises the possibility of renewing an alliance in Iran’s backyard. Locals flock to an amusement park in the city of Dohok, one of many that have popped up throughout Iraqi Kurdistan. (Gil Shefler) Driving down … Continue reading

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Hyatt Regency Sulaymaniyah to Be the First Hyatt-Branded Hotel in Iraq

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 1, 2013– Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Claremont Group LLC, a New York-based real estate development company, for a Hyatt Regency hotel in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Expected to open in 2017, Hyatt … Continue reading

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