Over 200,000 Tourists Expected in Kurdistan During Holidays
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Over 200,000 Tourists Expected in Kurdistan During Holidays

ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Board of Tourism has urged its branch offices to prepare for receiving over 200,000 tourists during the one week of holidays. 

Nadir Rusti, a spokesperson for the board, told Kurdistan 24 that their managing offices across the Kurdistan Region are now ready to respond to the needs of the visitors. 

The Kurdistan Regional Government has announced one week holidays on the occasion of Muslim’s Eid al-Adha. 

The official said the reopening of Erbil-Kirkuk highway a day earlier would have a positive impact on Kurdistan’s tourism sector as people form central and southern Iraqi provinces will now have better access to travel to the region. 

Records show that around 213,000 tourists visited Kurdistan Region last year the same duration. The board of tourism expects the number to go further higher this year.