Cyprusscene.com concentrates on publishing news from Northern Cyprus to a worldwide readership where many other international media will publish very little that is complimentary about the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and those citizens and expatriates living here, so it was very gratifying to receive the following communication.
“Dear Chris Elliott and Margaret Sheard,
I am delighted to read your article on the promotion of TRNC Tourism by the Northern Cyprus Ministry of Tourism at the 2017 ITB Berlin Fair click here.
You also wrote a fine promotional article recently about the 2017 First North Cyprus Festival click here to be held in London on the 4th and 5th of May and it is sad that more exposure of this event in the English language has not been made.
Any publicity you give for Tourism is highly appreciated by the TRNC Hoteliers Association for which I thank you as the Honorary President, but I would suggest you must develop closer working cooperation with the TRNC Ministry of Tourism especially the Under-Secretary, Mr Ismet Esenyel, as he will welcome your expertise of marketing and advertising Tourism in the English language to a worldwide readership which is so very important if we are to renew the UK tourist market and attract tourists from other English speaking countries.
North Cyprus Tourism was very prominent in the British Press during my active years when we had the top people coming here and also over 65 travel agents which were ABTA Members with ATOL licences from the UK authorities.
The attendance of the TRNC at the 2017 ITB Berlin Fair is of a great importance but the UK market is crucial for tourism for Northern Cyprus especially with 350,000 Cypriot Turkish people living there, so your expertise can be of great help to our Tourism Ministry especially the publicity in the English language for English speakers be they Cypriot Turkish people living in the Diaspora around the world or other readers of cyprusscene.
I would like to add my thanks to the TRNC Ministry of Tourism and their staff and associates for promoting and marketing the value and historical beauty of Northern Cyprus as a leading tourist destination.
John Aziz Kent
Honorary President of TRNC Hoteliers Association