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Booking website warns holidaymakers about north Cyprus

Accommodation website Booking.com is warning travelers visiting the Turkish occupied north of Cyprus that human rights may be threatened and that they should make “informed decisions about their accommodation and travel plans”.

Booking.com is one of the largest online travel agencies.

It is headquartered in Amsterdam, and is a subsidiary of Booking Holdings. In 2022, the company’s mobile app was the most downloaded mobile app in the travel agency category.

The move will come as a blow to the Turkish Cypriot tourism industry which is increasingly reliant on foreign holidaymakers.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkey invaded the  island.

Three U.N.-mediated negotiations to reunite Cyprus since 2004 have failed.

Famagusta Gazette