The aim of this thesis was to analyse the factors of
villa tourism in Northern Cyprus and worldwide, as well as also to provide a
better understanding of villa tourisms motives and effects on North Cyprus and
its economy. According to the theory, the main decisions on having a villa, is
for future retirement and investment purposes. Moreover the main reasons can
also be different depending on the individual’s lifestyle. Therefore to gain a
clear understanding of all motives and reason can be divided separately on push
and pull factors. Push and pull factors of tourism are based on a research on
individuals motivations, which encourage them to move away from their home country
(push factor) to a certain destination, a place that is the most attractive to
an individual (pull factor). For example my family and me emigrated to North
Cyprus(pull factor) from London( (UK) (push factor) ten years ago as we were
attracted to the safety, beauty and quality of 
lifestyle. The result show that when an individual thinks to buy
property overseas, the main push factors are escaping from the stressful city
life, retirement, for senior citizens the need to get together with family and
spend more time with children and grandchildren, to provide a healthy safe
environment for the children, leisure and recreation and finally capital
investment for the future. However i think the major role in their decision is
in the place of residence

 

Tourism experts have determined the key factors for
tourists to choose North Cyprus is the natural attractiveness as to why they
choose this destination and not any other country with a similar climate. The
main pull factors also occur as the main features are: investment for the
future, attractiveness, tourism geographic position, political, legal and
social stability (economic growth), ecological environment, favourable attitude
of local people and the authorities towards vocational foreign residents. As
one respondent said: “when we came to North Cyprus for vacation for the first
time, we really liked this place and decided to buy a property here. And those
factor such a value for money, climate, place of location- everything is
perfect for us”. Indeed, one of the direct resources that largely determine the
choice of location for the holiday home is the price and the quality of the
property itself. Some of the elements themselves do not attract vocational residents;
however they affect the choice of the second homes location. Those indirect
resources are: political, legal and social stability, safety, favourable
attitude of the locals and the authorities towards vocational foreign
residents. These resources affect the choice as well, but they are not that
clear at the first glance.

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Tourism of villas is
mostly the choice by foreign visitors to North Cyprus. The reason behind is it’s
the price-performance, understanding, tourists get a good value for the price
they pay. The villa on rent is all set and ready to accommodate, villas are an
ideal and flexible option during a tourists visits. More reasons as stated
earlier, once again include the villa coming with a built in private swimming
pool, private parking lot, fully furnished kitchen and a large size garden and
bedrooms, more than enough to accommodate a young large family with children.
By this way, villa tourism is one step ahead of hotel tourism, but the downside
can be intimidating for the property owner. As providing , maintenance and
managing the property(such as monthly bills) is not only expensive but the
physical responsibilities  of  keeping the property clean and well managed
can be stressful and tiresome especially for more elderly individuals, as in
comparison to the ownership and responsibilities of a single or double room
within a building. Yet still the renting costs of villas are valuable for the
visitors and good value for money. Villa tourism in North Cyprus is a valuable
and smart choice for visitors. The villa tourism trend shows no signs of
slowing down and it’s predicted in the coming years and generations ahead it
will only continue to grow stronger