Monthly Archives: May 2014

In Kurdistan, Hotels Growing Faster than Tourism

Erbil’s Divan Hotel, one of only two genuine five-star hotels in the Kurdish capital. Photo: Judit Neurink ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Hotel accommodation in Iraqi Kurdistan has grown enormously in the past few years, even though the region still has … Continue reading

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Food Writer Explores Kurdistan through the Palate

Duguid focuses on home-cooking and learns local recipes and cooking methods through cultural immersion, hanging around kitchens and observing people at work. Photo: Gulan Media By Kira Walker ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – From the earliest days of civilization, food has been … Continue reading

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Kurdistan courting Arabian Gulf tourists

Iraq’s Kurdish tourism board is courting Arabian Gulf residents as it looks to attract US$4 billion in foreign investment to the region. “We want to show the people here that we are ready to receive tourists and investment,” said Mawlawi … Continue reading

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Akre Getting a Facelift to Attract Tourists

An imposing cement mosque in the center of town is being encased in stone, a technique applied to many of the newer constructions. Photo by Alexander Whitcomb AKRE, Kurdistan Region – Slowly but surely, Akre is getting a new look. … Continue reading

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