El Gobierno Regional de Kurdistán, en el norte de Irak, quiere fomentar el turismo, poniendo nerviosos a Turquía, Siria e Irán, países con importantes minorías kurdas.
Vacation in Iraq? More hotels in a country whose name evokes images of bombs, kidnappings and beheadings?
The three northern provinces, Erbil, Dohuk and Sulaimaniya, have blossomed into a quasi-independent state in the 16 years since the United States placed a protective umbrella, or no-flight zone, over the region to stop a genocidal anti-Kurdish campaign waged by Saddam Hussein.
Administered by the Kurdistan Regional Government, the provinces have largely escaped the violence that has been tearing apart the rest of Iraq since the U.S. invasion in 2003 toppled Saddam and unleashed long-suppressed sectarian hostility.