Go North Cyprus Holidays Reassure Holidaymakers That There Is No Banking Crisis in North Cyprus

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As the world media focus on the problems of the banking system in the Republic of Cyprus and the impending EU bailout, leading holiday company Go North Cyprus are reminding holidaymakers that there is a part of the island that is unaffected - North Cyprus.

Kyrenia Harbour, Kyrenia, North Cyprus

Kyrenia Harbour

North Cyprus represents terrific value for money at the moment, especially for UK tourists, whose hard-earned pounds go further here, thanks to the exchange rate with the Turkish Lira.

North Cyprus is a separate country in the northern third of the island, and uses the Turkish Lira rather than the Euro as currency. North Cyprus is not part of the Eurozone, and requires no EU or International Monetary Fund (IMF) bank bailout.

In North Cyprus, it's very much business as usual, with all banks open, restaurants thriving in the build-up to Easter, and holidaymakers enjoying the sandy beaches bathed in warm spring sunshine.

So, holidaymakers in North Cyprus have not experienced the misery of those taking holidays in south Cyprus, where holidaymakers have had to contend with closed banks, limited cash withdrawals, protests in the streets, petrol stations and shops only accepting cash, and bars and restaurants closing due to lack of customers and no credit with suppliers.

Go North Cyprus is a North Cyprus based company, so founder and Managing Director Izzet Zorlu only has to look out of his window to see that North Cyprus is busy, bustling and very much open for business.

"North Cyprus represents terrific value for money at the moment, especially for UK tourists, whose hard-earned pounds go further here, thanks to the exchange rate with the Turkish Lira. Our savings are secure in our North Cyprus banks, so visitors can withdraw cash with no problems, spend it on having a good time, and enjoy their holiday without worry. For our UK customers, we offer the added protection of being ATOL protected too."

"At present, our advice is for tourists coming to North Cyprus to fly into Ercan International Airport here in North Cyprus and take advantage of the current low fares."

"Some of our customers choose to fly via Larnaca airport in south Cyprus, and our advice is to book their transfer to North Cyprus with us in advance, so they can pay using a credit card, and enjoy the security of a confirmed booking with a North Cyprus company."

"We would also advise Larnaca-bound passengers to bring sufficient Euros in cash for travel essentials such as a drink or meal at the airport."

Recent trips to south Cyprus have given Izzet Zorlu a personal insight into the situation faced by fellow Cypriots. He has seen first-hand the effect economic uncertainty and lack of access to savings has had.

"I feel great sympathy for our fellow Cypriots in south Cyprus at this uncertain time, and hope the situation is soon resolved for the good of the whole island. Meanwhile, here at GoNorthCyprus.com, we look forward to welcoming visitors from the UK, Europe and perhaps from south Cyprus, to offer a little break from their current situation."

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