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AllPacked

Vacation costs in Cyprus

by AllPacked »

Now that Cyprus is no longer at the center of the fiscal crisis (whether resolved or just out of the news), what has the effect been on tourism and travel? Has all the news brought more travelers? Have prices dropped because of it all? 

Also, are there still big issues between Greek-leaning and Turkey-leaning communities?

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tgc515

RE: Vacation costs in Cyprus

by tgc515 »

All-packed, Cyprus may have disappeared from US headlines, but the financial crisis continues. That said, tourism is vitally important here, and I would encourage you to visit. Unfortunately, because of the Euro being their currency you're not likely to find things much cheaper than Europe in general, but the hospitality industry is going out of their way to cater to vacationers. English is the second language here so no big problems with communication. In general, Cypriots are warm and gracious to visitors. Yes, there are still big issues between the Greek Cypriots (mostly in the Republic of...) and the Turkish Cypriots (mostly in the north), but since they are almost entirely segregated there is no violence. The Rough Guide to Cyprus has a good intro to the issues behind the partition. On the plus side are many beautiful and historic sights, (including UNESCO World Heritage Sites), wonderful beaches, great food, all in a relatively compact place. It's a great place to visit.

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tinywenny

RE: Vacation costs in Cyprus

by tinywenny »

have your self a fine hotel to stay with, just go online booking for cheap choices of hotels.

 

hotel reservations online

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jeniferhomes

RE: Vacation costs in Cyprus

by jeniferhomes »

It’s not what you'd envision as ideal vacation hotspot: Long lines at ATMs, reports of local businesses straining just to stay open and protesters taking to the streets. 

By many accounts Cyprus doesn’t seem like a carefree holiday destination right now. But should you steer clear?no.

“Definitely go ahead and take that vacation and enjoy Cyprus. Just make sure you take extra precautions to have enough money and room on your credit card limits to enjoy a hassle- and worry-free trip

Cyprus, which boasts blue waters, beautiful beaches and three UNESCO world heritage sites, is a popular destination, especially for Europeans. But travel agents say that more Americans looking for good deals are vacationing in Cyprus rather than nearby Greece, with its own financial problems.

Whether recent travel trends could change, at least for the short term, remains to be seen. All banks in Cyprus are closed at least until Thursday, and an increasing number of businesses reportedly have stopped accepting credit or check payments, insisting on cash only.

though Cyprus continues to work through its financial problems, travelers should be prepared and take enough cash to pay for all expenses, including incidentals.Carry a couple of credit cards with enough room to add charges during your stay. I recommend a Visa or Mastercard, as well as an American Express,Don't carry more than you need for a particular day or excursion to avoid any potential issues

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miaalex

RE: Vacation costs in Cyprus

by miaalex »

because of the Euro being their currency you're not likely to find things much cheaper than Europe in general, but the hospitality industry is going out of their way to cater to vacationers. English is the second language here so no  big problems finance assignment with communication. In general, Cypriots are warm and gracious to visitors

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