Important Statement from Booking.com Against Northern Cyprus Tourism
Booking.com issued a warning for travelers planning to visit Northern Cyprus. In a statement by Booking.com, warnings were issued regarding threats to human rights, emphasizing the need for informed decisions about accommodation and travel plans.
As a Netherlands-based online travel agency for accommodation reservations and other travel products, Booking.com made some statements against Northern Cyprus tourism. This statement from Booking.com could have a significant impact on travelers' plans. The statement mentions that there may be restrictions on border crossings between the Republic of Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, and travelers may need to enter the Republic of Cyprus from specific entry points.
Additionally, it states that the northern part of Cyprus declared itself the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" in 1983, and the Republic of Cyprus does not recognize its sovereignty over this region, therefore entries from Ercan Airport are not considered "legal". Such a statement may prompt potential visitors to reconsider their travel decisions to the region.
In particular, it emphasizes the need for informed decisions about accommodation and travel plans, especially regarding threats to human rights.
While this statement is expected to greatly harm Northern Cyprus tourism, there are discussions about Booking.com's support for the 'Cyprus Policy' advocated by the Republic of Cyprus, which is considered biased against the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.