The first tourist information and service center has been set up in the Iraqi Kurdistan region.
The head of the Kurdistan General Tourism Board told a press conference today that the facility will provide information about the tourist sites of Kurdistan for visitors. It will also help to provide transportation and accommodation for tourists who find it difficult to cope in an area where there is little information about such subjects easily available.
There are numerous tourist attractions in the three province region in northern Iraq, such as Lalish, the most holy site in the ancient Yazidi religion, the citadel at Erbil and numerous dramatic gorges and waterfalls.
The tourism sector in the region is just starting to flourish as the region increasingly presents itself as the most secure area of war-torn Iraq.
Central and southern Iraq are most famous for religious tourism especially for Shia pilgrims.
By Fryad Mohammed