Arbil/ Iraq TradeLink: The Kurdish Tourism Department announced the increase in the number of
tourists during Nourowz festivities, in comparison to previous years.
It was reported that more than 110.000 tourists visited the Kurdish region during the past year.
Spokesman of the department Nadir Rostayi pointed that most of the tourist were Arabs from southern Iraqi provinces and Iranians, but did not give exact figures for "non-availability at the present time".
Economic observers believe that tourism will have its positive effects in encouraging market business, particularly the Kurdish region was suffering from economic crises during the past three years
Source: Iraq TradeLink