Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Number of Iraqi hotels on increase, Ministry

Baghdad/ Iraq TradeLink: Iraqi Planning Ministry announced that the number of hotels in the country
was increased by 9% during 2017, in comparison to 2016, but the number of tenants was reduced by 21% in comparison of the previous year.

In a statement, the ministry said that there are 1618 tourist hotels and centers, in comparison to 1484 in the pat year.

Karbala witnessed the biggest share on this increase by 47%, to be followed by Baghdad (22%), Najaf (22%) and Basra (3%), th ministry pointed out.

99% of these hotels belonged to the private sector.

The percentage of the five-star hotel in these figures reached only to 1%, the ministry disclosed.