This month, longtime Asia specialist Pacific Delight Tours is launching South America product under a new brand called PDT Tours. 

Eric Oborski, president of Pacific Delight Tours, is spearheading the initiative. Oborski joined the company in 2013 as an executive consultant for global destinations, hired to guide the tour operator’s expansion into new markets. Oborski became president of Pacific Delight in April when Larry Kwan retired.

PDT Tours' initial South America destinations are Peru, Argentina, Chile and Brazil. They are already available on the new Oborski advised that the website is in a soft launch phase and will be updated in the coming weeks.

The decision to expand beyond Asia comes at a time when Asia is experiencing less growth and there is opportunity in South America, Oborski said.

“There’s not a lot of competition into South America like there is into Europe or even Asia,” said Oborski.

And as for Asia, “China is not growing as fast as it was,” Oborski said. He added that the plan was to expand beyond Asia regardless of market conditions.

Eventually, the name PDT Tours will encompass the entire product offering and the name Pacific Delight Tours will be phased out.

The company plans to expand to more destinations, possibly the United Arab Emirates.

Just as with Pacific Delight Tours, the new South America trips will be divided into Gold and Silver product lines that cater to different budgets. 

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