Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Iraqi Tourism Renaissance?

The secret of the Iraqi tourism renaissance is that it is confined to the northern Kurdistan region, which is independent from the rest of the country in all but name. It has its own flag, its own passport stamp, its own army and no fighting. As the advertising blurb puts it, it's "the Other Iraq". "It's spectacular. It's joyful. It has an experienced security force. Fewer than 200 coalition troops are stationed here," the ad campaign promises. |Holidays in Iraq, no armoured car required - Guardian|
With all the places in the world to visit, it seems to me that only the most die-hard of adrenaline junkies would take their vacation in Iraq.

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