After not very successful results of the first quarter for Cyprus, there were doubts on the market about the success of the direction this summer. However, thanks to a balanced transportation and guarantees, tour operators this year are satisfied with the summer demand for Cyprus. It is noted in most companies that the June demand for summer Cyprus (as a minimum) is not behind the last year's indicators and some operators have growth. The most popular resorts in Cyprus among Russian tourists, as before, remain Ayia Napa, Paphos, Limassol, Protaras. The demand is provided by prices - most tour operators say that prices have not changed much in comparison with the last year. In PegasTouristik reported that after a very active early booking phase they have a constant flow of applications for Cyprus and flights are loaded in advance for several weeks. "In comparison with the last year, sales grew by about 15-20%. In this direction all flights are well loaded and blocks of rooms in hotels are being filled. Now July-August-September period is actively booked", - said Lilia Parfenova, the Sales Director of the Moscow branch of the tour operator. ANEX Tour operator states that thanks to the early beginning of the "early booking" action, as on today the company has sold more than half of the tours for the summer season. The demand for the summer Cyprus maintains the figures of the previous year and the depth of sales reaches October 2018. Nevertheless, according to the results of the season, a number of federal tour operators plan not only to maintain, but also to exceed last year's figures. Biblio-Globus tour operator says that among the preferences of tourists are the tours lasting from 10 nights in 4-5-stars hotels on HB and All Inclusive bases. The average price for two adults in 3-stars hotel (DBL, HB, 7 nights) for the summer period 2018 starts from 43,400 Rubles (585 Euros). The average cost of the tour for a week for two adults and 1 child with accommodation in a 3-stars hotel on HB base starts from 57,000 Rubles (774 Euros).
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.