The demand for Turkey is already higher than in the record 2017
According to the market participants, in January 2018 the demand for Turkish resorts for the season-2018 is higher the last year's level. This is connected with the fact that early booking program for the season of 2018 started earlier than usual and with the price attractiveness of the direction.
Now the depth of booking of package tours to Turkey already reaches October and most companies note a high interest for May and June tours.
The companies say that the demand for Turkey is now growing. Tour operators note that at this stage the residents of Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as the regions such as Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Mineralnye Vody, Chelyabinsk, Ufa and Novosibirsk are actively booking Turkey’s resorts.
At the early booking stage it is already clear that the preferences of Russians on the Turkish direction have not changed significantly in comparison with the last season - Antalya region is in absolute leaders. But some numbers of companies say about the increased interest to the resorts of the Aegean coast of Turkey.
"Alanya now has about 40% of our sales, Kemer - about 22%, Belek - about 19%", - says the Head of the public relations department of Coral Travel tour operator.
As for the average cost of the tour to Turkey, it depends on the month and region. Now ANEX Tour offers a proposals to 5-stars hotels per person per week on the base UAI from Moscow in May at the price approximately 17,000 Rubles ($ 304), in June - 23,000 Rubles ($ 411), in August - 25,000 - 27,000 Rubles ($ 447 - 483).
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.