I often asked myself, like most people in Cyprus I think, why we drive on the left side of the road here? Legend has it, this left hand driving rule came from none other than the Knight Crusaders could more easily grab their swords with their right hand, so they rode on the left? Okay, it makes little sense to me too, but read on.
Cyprus, this beautiful Island of immeasurable historic and aesthetic value. Kipro to the Greeks, Kibris to the Turkish, by whatever name this ancient paradise is called, its name is a sirens song.
Ayia Napa, which translates into holy wooded valley, is a very popular resort town in Cyprus. The town takes its named for a Venetian-era monastery at its center, interestingly one which was built in 1500 to protect a cave.
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus stands to gain much from the forward thinking and engaging tourism industry efforts Turkey has initiated these last couple of years. Investment in Northern Cyprus tourism will eneviatbly pay off not only for the investment concerns, but for the people of the Republic as well. While many countries in Europe have suffered from losses in tourism dollars these last couple of years, Turkey and brother states have done exceedingly well, holding their own against all rivals.
The Cyprus Tourism Organization launches their Ambassadors in Tourism Program. The country’s already thriving tourism industry should get an additional boost when conference bookings increase. At least this is the goal of this new government supported travel industry initiative.