The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq has begun issuing loans to citizens wishing to launch tourism ventures, especially in areas far from the region’s major city centers, such as Erbil, Sulaimaniyah and Dahuk. This step aims to develop the KRG's growing tourism sector and attracting more tourists to the area.
The KRG has repeatedly announced the development of its tourism sector as a priority and a part of a strategic plan to encourage foreign companies to invest in this sector. The KRG has organized several international conferences to develop this sector, inviting foreign and local experts to attend. They have also invited investors and company owners to take a look at the investment opportunities available in the Kurdistan region.