August 2012 : about
Babylon and Sumerian sites
Each year, you are more
to come and visit Sumerian Sites and Babylon. This year 2012 wil be the best year
for Babel Tours from its beginning in 2008. Of course during summer it is very hot
and we do not accept groups coming - in this days the temperature is over 50 ° !
You also are many to come, visit and pray in Najaf and Karbala, to make the ziarat
or pilgrimage to holy places.
Because thr prices are very high for individuals coming to Iraq, please try to make
a group in order to come with 20 people or more. You will have the best service
and very good prices.
June 2011 : More
and more travellers
More and more travellers come to Iraq through Babel Tours. We are happy that now
Austrian Airlines opened a new flight to Baghdad. Austrian Airlines reincorporated
the Vienna-Baghdad-Vienna route into its scheduled flight programme from 8 June
2011 onwards. The carrier operates a total of three flights a week to the Iraqi
capital. The service is provided using an aircraft from the Airbus A320 fleet. Austrian
Airlines is returning to the Iraqi capital after 21 years. This will be Austrian’s
second destination in Iraq, together with the city of Erbil.
2010 : Babel Tours open its offices in Baghdad
After Erbil offices that were officially opened in July 2009 in Iraqi Kurdistan,
then in April 2010 in Nasiryah, in Thi-Qar province in the south of the country,
Babel Tours opens its new offices in Baghdad on Wednesday 3 November in the heart
of Baghdad, in the presence of Mr Boris Boillon, the French Ambassador. This opening
coincides with a significant event: on 30 October, the first direct civilian flight
from Paris to Baghdad will leave with a delegation of senior corporate executives,
headed by Madame Anne-Marie IDRAC, Secretary of State in charge of foreign trade.
Hubert Debbasch, the CEO of Terre Entière and Babel Tours, will be a member of this
delegation which will stay in Baghdad until 4 November for the Baghdad International
In opening its Baghdad offices, Babel Tours marks the end of its initial, founding
period. The company now organises numerous tours to all regions in the country (except
the Mosul area). It welcomes travellers of all nationalities and receives large
number of requests from the four corners of the world. The latest group in the country
is a small group of Japanese seeking to experience Mesopotamia. In addition to the
tours, Babel Tours proposes many other services: airport transfers, excursions of
one or more days, car with driver, etc. The creation of Babel Tours, which is the
first French company established in Iraq with exclusively Iraqi staff, thus aims
to serve as an encouragement for other corporate heads looking to establish a company,
subsidiary or branch in Iraq. The new Babel Tours offices are in the centre of the
city, in Saduun Street, just a few hundred metres from the French Embassy. The Aigle
Azur airline should be offering two flights per week between Paris and Baghdad by
the end of 2010.
Press Release about Babel Tours Offices opening in Baghdad
Press Release in Arabic
about Babel Tours in the world :
- The call of Babylon (CNN World)
- Iraq tour promises view of a bejewelled past (The Times, London)
- Tours of Iraq's ancient wonders open up as
violence ebbs (AFP, France)
- Iraq, Il turismo riparte da Nassiriya (Osservatorio
- Reprise du tourisme en Irak (L'Express, Paris)
- Visite de l’Ambassadeur M. Boris Boillon dans la région de
Dhi Qar (French Embassy in Baghdad)
Spring 2010 : new
Offices for Babel Tours in Nasiriyah, Mesopotamia
Babel Tours is pleased to announce the opening of its new agency in Nasiriyah on
18 April 2010. The opening ceremony took place in the presence of Mr Talib Khadum
Al-Hassan, Governor of the Province, his Excellency the French Ambassador to Iraq,
Mr Boris Boillon, the CEO of Terre Entière, Mr Hubert Debbasch and many Guests.
After the reception, we closed our celebration with a visit to the site of Ur -
Tell el-Mukayyar, the home town of the patriarch Abraham - Ibrahim. We had a private
dinner at his Excellency the Vice President of Iraq, Mr Adel Abdel Mahdi.
Official ceremony of Babel Tours in Nasiriyah,
Photos Albums on Terre Entiere Website
Thr firt tour to Mesopotamia will be with a group of 30 Travellers coming from France
December 2009 :
more than 250 travellers !
More than two hundreds and fifty travellers came to Iraq through Babel Tours since
December 2008 ! Most people came from France. We also greeted people from Germany,
Austria, British Isles, United States of America, Turkey, Russia, Japan, Corea,
Spain, Italy, Greece and Australia.
We give many thanks to our clients and to all Iraqi people that helped us to make
their stay pleasant and nice. 2010 will be a very important year for Babel Tours
with opening of offices in South Iraq. You will have more news soon. Thanks !
Event - July 2009
The OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY OF BABEL TOURS
TOOK PLACE IN OUR ANKAWA OFFICES
ON SUNDAY JULY 5TH AT 11:30 AM.
Official ceremony of Opening : Photos Albums
The Babel Tours team
Important notice - May 2009
Babel Tours got the licence from Iraqi authorities. We are
now available to answer all your queries. Best regards.
The Babel Tours team
The creation of Babel Tours and the arrival of the first group of French tourists
2008 is coming to a close with the creation of the Babel Tours agency and a high-profile
event: the arrival of a group of more than twenty French tourists for a trip entitled
"Christmas in Iraq". This circuit through Iraqi Kurdistan was organised by Terre
Entière, an agency specialising in cultural tours and Christian pilgrimages, and
at the same time marks the beginning of Babel Tours. With its new premises situated
in the heart of Ankawa, Babel Tours is delighted to welcome this group, which constitutes
the official inauguration of our agency. Terre Entière is the creator of Babel Tours
and for 2009 will be proposing a large number of cultural tours in Kurdistan. First-hand
accounts of this "Christmas in Iraq" will subsequently be posted on our website.
This event is an opportunity to extend a warm welcome to the first French tourists
to visit the country, but also to express our hope that in the coming months, we
will be able to welcome groups of all nationalities, who will come here to find
relaxation and rest, cultural enrichment and inter-cultural exchanges in a place
that is today too little known and misunderstood.