In an effort to revive tourism in Iraqi Kurdistan the Ministry of Tourism has renovated many old tourist sites, also it is developing new modern sites. The private sector and the foreign investors are also invited to contribute towards the development of tourism in the Kurdistan region. Kurdistan has the potentials of building an active tourism industry together with foreign investors, various potentials such as:
1-Kurdistan has two international airports which can run direct flights to and from Kurdistan.
2-Kurdistan has a virginal natural area that has an abundance of beautiful natural attractions, In addition to this, there are many historical, religious and therapeutic attractions, providing it has a moderate climate.
3- Stability, security and safety prevail in Kurdistan.
4- Availability of great investment opportunities and cheap manpower.
5- Kurdistan Regional Government offers great facilities for investors such us allocating suitable lands for their projects, tax exemptions, banking facilities and …..etc, facilities that are not offered in other countries around the world.