[size=24]Kurdistan a record-breaking number of touristsWednesday 13-07-2016 | 11:11:08
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Twilight News / announced the Tourism Authority of the Kurdistan Regional Government, on Wednesday, it reported a "great success" indicating that the number of tourists traveling to the region during the day of the Feast of more than 122,000 tourists.
A statement of the body seen by Twilight News in tourist numbers this holiday is four times what was recorded in the Eid al-Fitr last year, 30 thousand only, stressing that this number is a record compared with last year.
The statement said that Eid al-Fitr has seen more than 122,000 tourists and delegations to tourist areas in the province of Kurdistan, pointing out that it means an increase of 129% and the number is still growing.
The statement noted that at a time when the region is facing a difficult economic crisis, the Commission and supported by the Ministry of Municipalities and Tourism and the provincial government, the private sector and in the light of victories Alپeshmrگh forces, seeking to make the tourism sector gate to revive the region's economy and to minimize the effects of the economic crisis.
The statement continued that after two years of decline, the tourism sector is witnessing recovery evidenced by large numbers of tourists reception in this feast, pointing out that this matter has led to movement in the markets of the region and the recovery of the economy.
The statement attributed the reasons for the high percentage of tourists to the region to implement a plan to attract tourists by tourism companies, coordination and cooperation with the security agencies and the private sector traders and administrative units.