Iraq, Tourist Destination?

With its rich history and wealth of artifacts, palaces, and natural beauty, some wonder if tourism could help Iraq to recover.

"Inside Iraq, there are those who believe, despite the obvious challenges, that tourism has the potential to transform the country. It will help to rebuild confidence and create economic opportunities.

There might be plenty to see, but for many tourism experts staying safe will be one of the biggest challenges for visitors."

"'At the end of the day how much security can you give somebody anyway and do people wish to go on a holiday where they're surrounded by armed guards? Not really, it's not a holiday if you do that,' [said Geoff Hann, who runs a tourism company that offers tours in Iraq]."

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