There are some Cypriots who remain undaunted by playing in casinos in the occupied Northern Cyprus and staying there in hotels. According to the agency JCC, during the first four months of 2011.
The agency JCC said in January 2011 Cypriots had spent in casinos 110,000 euros, 66,000 euros in February (there was a marked decrease) in March and EUR 118,000 EUR 135,000 in April. A total of 2,173 transactions were made with credit cards for the amount of 430,853 euros only in casinos. There are others who used cash or paid by cheques.
Others paid € 370.000 for the purchase of tickets to go to Turkey from the illegal airport of Tymbou
In addition to these amounts Cypriots also spent during these months, € 628.929 for stays at hotels in the occupied territories. . A total of 2,633 transactions were made with credit cards, which shows that many are staying in the occupied areas for weekend breaks and holidays.