In the week when President Obama supported Turkey’s bid for EU membership, North Cyprus website Cyprus44.com announced record levels of interest in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus.
North Cyprus’ Cyprus44 Website
Ironically, the fact that the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) is not currently a member of the EU is one of the major attractions for holiday-makers seeking great value Northern Cyprus holidays under Mediterranean sunshine this summer. Thanks to a good exchange rate with the Turkish Lira, non-Euro countries can enjoy prices in Northern Cyprus around one third lower than in neighboring EU-member, the Republic of Cyprus.
Cyprus44.com is the most popular website on North Cyprus for holiday-makers and potential residents alike, featuring extensive holiday guide pages, lively discussion forum, news section, blog, hotel reviews and invaluable visitor information, from driving directions fro Larnaca Airport to where to buy bargain furniture in North Cyprus.
In March 2009, the website clocked up an impressive 1 million page views, and over 6,000 unique visitors browse the site every day.
Founder of Cyprus 44.com, Izzet Zorlu, puts the success of this relatively young website down to the sheer variety of information available:
“Many websites on North Cyprus simply try to sell you holidays or properties, but from the start I wanted to create a genuine resource for accurate information on my home country.
“Cyprus44 has more pages on fascinating sights to see, great beaches to explore, fun activities to enjoy and informative hotel reviews than any other site, and we are adding new information daily.
“Yes, you can book hotels and flights at Cyprus44.com through our partners, but we love it when visitors just come to read up on North Cyprus, or join in the discussions at our forum.”
The North Cyprus forum has been a particular success for Cyprus44.com, where both Turkish Cypriot and ex-pat residents of the TRNC are happy to help with almost any query posted.
Such is the wealth of local knowledge posted every day that Cyprus44.com has introduced the popular ‘tag’ feature. Just by clicking on any tag word displayed on the main forum page, visitors can view posts on a wide range of subjects from the last 2 years, an invaluable resource for genuine, unbiased, local knowledge given for free!
Those looking to buy North Cyprus property have found this feature very useful, for example, for finding details on reliable, efficient local lawyers, simply by clicking on the “lawyer” tab.
The extensive holiday guide pages offer a wealth of inside information on holidays in North Cyprus, and are absolutely free to view.
Thanks to the continual work of a team of professional writers, Cyprus44.com offers more in-depth details on what to see and do than any published guidebook available, and of course, it’s also updated more regularly.
Practical information includes how to arrange flights to Northern Cyprus, plus detailed driving directions and important information on how to cross the border from south to North, for those flying into south Cyprus on budget airline flights and driving a hire car into North Cyprus.
Cyprus44.com also prides itself on the extensive use of photographs taken by local residents, so visitors can get a feel for North Cyprus before they go.
The property buying guide pages are particularly detailed, since founder Izzet Zorlu used to be involved in property sales on the island.
With specific details on the complicated title deeds issues, and not afraid to examine the various legal cases over property rights, the Cyprus44.com property pages are a mine of good advice for those seeking a home in the North Cyprus sunshine, without the hassle.
The blog and news section gives an insight into what’s happening on the ground, from local news not easily available outside TRNC newspapers (and in English, not Turkish!) plus ‘insider’ viewpoints from regular bloggers living in the TRNC.
Founder Izzet Zorlu is upbeat about the future of Cyprus44.com and Northern Cyprus.
“When times are hard, people are always looking for a bargain holiday to escape the doom and gloom news. At Cyprus44.com, anyone can discover everything they wish to know about North Cyprus, probably the best value Mediterranean holiday destination in 2009, and it’s all free.”
For further information, go to http://www.cyprus44.com
Cyprus44 is the most popular website on North Cyprus, offering visitors and holidaymakers everything they need for researching, planning and purchasing their vacation to North Cyprus.
The website hosts a lively and active forum, and with its partner holiday companies, Cyprus44.com offers select hotels, value car hire and discount flights to North Cyprus.