Travel, including hotels and entertainment, accounts for the biggest sums paid for with local credit cards in the north and Turkey, JCC records say.
The card-processing company’s data, which cooperates with the major banks operating in the south, show that more than €7m in card payments were made in the north and Turkey during the first eight months of the year.
According to JCC reports, €4.1m was spent in the north and €3.3m in Turkey with a total of 54,166 transactions.
The largest sum, €2.3m, was spent on hotels, with almost two thirds, €1.6m, paid in hotels in the north.
Airline tickets amounted to €1.9m, out of which €751,000 were purchased from the north.
Entertainment comes third in expenditure with €925,000, with €791,000 spent in the north.
In August alone, credit card transactions in the north and Turkey amounted to €1.1m out of which, €200,000 was spent in the north on hotels, €108,000 on airlines and €101,000 on entertainment.