PAC GROUP has revealed its assortment in Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Egypt
This season, Russian tourists have a choice of where to spend their holidays: Turkey, Greece, Cyprus – a gentlemen’s set is available. And plus Egypt, which for many years everyone was tired of even dreaming. What is special about the PAC GROUP tour operator at the resorts of these countries, says Nadezhda Naydis, head of the company’s promotion department.
Nadezhda, let’s start with the most massive foreign direction, and I would like to pose the question provocatively. Where is PAC and where is Turkey?
This direction fully returned to the PAC GROUP assortment in 2018, when a strong team headed by Anna Terekhova came to us, and the direction sparkled with new colors. We have found our own format of work and our clientele. We started with individual orders: premium service, status hotels, regular air transportation. Last year, we added interesting excursion routes, which were in good demand in autumn, winter and spring. And on the eve of summer 2021, we significantly expanded the range of beach tours, integrated offers from major Turkish partners into our booking system, and now the current product is available online with instant confirmation and taking into account the current hotel promotions.
Now, along with luxury hotels, more democratic hotels (both family and youth) are widely represented in Antalya, Belek, Fethiye, Dalaman … In a word, at all popular resorts in Turkey, where you can fly from Russia.
Please name a few basic hotels in Turkey that have appeared in the PAC GROUP range this season.
With pleasure. These are hotels loved by Russian tourists, where rooms are already running out. But they are still available for booking with us.
Crystal Tat Beach 5 * – a decent vacation at a reasonable price.
Nirvana Cosmopolitan 5 * – a youth hotel for guests who like to spend time fun and active. But at the same time, it is suitable for families with children, because there is a wonderful water park on the territory. And, by the way, you can come here with a pet.
Kaya Palazzo Golf Resort 5 *… One of the most popular hotels in Belek for all categories of guests. Check out the newly built Laguna Suites with access to a private pool.
Grand Park Lara 5 *… Democratic option, optimal price-quality ratio. This summer it will be “hot” here: concerts, discos, night parties – the hotel has prepared a rich program.
Alva Donna Exclusive Belek 5 *… We sell this hotel quite a lot and get only positive feedback from tourists. This summer the hotel has a bright summer program – concerts by Zivert, Monatik, # 2Mashi and others.
Crystal Flora Beach Kemer 5… Decent family hotel on the first line at affordable prices.
Nirvana Mediterranean Excellence 5 *… Despite the fact that this is Kemer, the hotel has a sandy beach. A wide range of different room categories, pets allowed.
Spice Hotel Belek 5 *… Another family option. There are inexpensive villas that are quite private. Large infrastructure for families with children.
Titanic Mardan Palace 5 *… A unique hotel with its own style. The hotel has recently undergone a renovation.
Ela Quality 5 *… Check out the interesting offer for suites and villas. Now all hotels are canceling open source programs, and against this background, discounts from Ela Quality look very attractive.
Another question about Turkey: what does PAC GROUP have with transportation this season?
We offer regular flights of Aeroflot, Pobeda, S7, Ural Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, plus AZUR air with flights from 26 cities in Russia.
I want to share my observation. Turkey opened for Russian tourists as recently as June 22, and in the same month has already become the leader in terms of PAC GROUP sales. This means that the assortment is up-to-date, the prices are competitive, and tourists and travel agencies have already decided for themselves the question of where is PAC and where is Turkey.
Now about Greece. This direction clearly rhymes with the general style of PAC GROUP …
Yes, Greece is a country close to us in mentality. We have been working here since 2016, we have an excellent team of specialists under the leadership of Evgeny Gritsov, and this season we are still strengthening our positions. We offer a wide range of tours based on regular flights of Aeroflot and Aegean. Recently we signed a direct contract with Grecotel Hotels & Resorts, we are moving towards rapprochement with other popular hotel brands. By the way, popular five-star hotels are included in our “Golden Collection”, which means that when booking these hotels, agents will receive an additional 1% to their agency discount.
Grecotel Hotels is a premium segment. Is this your general style of work in the Greek direction?
The price range will be quite wide, but the main idea is the same: we select the best quality hotels in each price category.
On July 12, a large-scale educational project PAC GROUP for travel agencies was launched with the participation of the largest hotels in Greece – Grecotel Hotels & Resorts, Eagles Resort, Helios Hotels & Resorts, Ikos Resorts, Sani Resort. I invite retail partners to join online or listen to our live webinars on the PAC Expert YouTube channel.
Where does Greece now occupy in the sales structure of your company?
Today it is in the top 5 in terms of sales, but it is already clear that according to the results of sales for July, the direction will significantly improve its positions. For our compatriots who like to relax in Europe, Greece is now a center of attraction.
Wait, what about Cyprus?
And Cyprus, and Croatia, of course, too. All available European destinations immediately attract the attention of tourists.
Experts know that there is a very tough competitive situation in Cyprus. How do you plan to stand out?
Here we focus on a luxury product and feel great in this niche: Fast Track at airports, VIP lounges, individual transfers with Mercedes S, V class, Sprinter cars, 24/7 support, as well as proven hotels that guarantee high service level. In Limassol, these are brands such as AMARA HOTEL, AMATHUS BEACH HOTEL, FOUR SEASONS, PARK LANE RESORT & SPA. In Paphos – ANASSA, ELYSIUM and others. The level is clear.
We offer our clients the widest choice of regular transportation: Aeroflot, Pobeda, Ural Airlines, S7, Cyprus Airways, AZUR air, Nordwind Airlines departing from 12 cities: Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Mineralnye Vody, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, St. Petersburg, Ufa, Chelyabinsk.
Nadezhda, many in Russia love Cyprus, but even more of those who miss Egypt terribly. Recently, a photo flashed in social networks: the PAC GROUP landing on the Egyptian shores, and not on the Red Sea, but on the Mediterranean. What are you up to?
Oh, we decided to conquer the land of the pharaohs, but go through the Mediterranean. We took the directors of our top agencies to the resorts of Mersa Matruh and El Alamein (4 hours from Cairo) and showed the beauty of this coast. I am sure that the region has great prospects: a comfortable Mediterranean climate, the season lasts from May to October, the hotel base is fresh, but the main wealth and main magnet for tourists is the stunning sea and sandy beaches of the Egyptian Maldives, while the price tag is more than adequate. Now there is a promotion – for all tourists who have booked 5 * hotels in all Egyptian resorts – free Fast Track and Vip Lounge at Cairo airport. Red Sea resorts are also in our range, so we offer the best in Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh.