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Holidays to Egypt are booming

[January 23rd 2009]

Egypt is set to be one of this year’s holiday hotspots thanks to its year round sun and good value all-inclusive resorts.

Figures from the recent Travel Trends report from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) show that the number of Brits visiting Egypt has risen by 38% in the last year.

The popularity of holidays in Egypt is set to continue this year as holidaymakers look for good value destinations outside the eurozone and guaranteed good weather.

One of the tour operators expecting a boom in Egyptian holidays is First Choice. This summer the company will offer daily flights to Egypt and holidays at a choice of seven Red Sea resorts. Holidays are also offered exploring the timeless beauty of the River Nile.

For the first time this year First Choice is offering holidays at the up-and-coming Red Sea resort of Marsa Alam. The resort offers powdery white sands and diving holidays discovering the exquisite coral reefs.

First Choice currently has a 7 night holiday staying at the 4 Sun Dreams Beach in Marsa Alam from just £689 per adult, £339 for first child and £489 for second child based on two adults and two children sharing departing from Gatwick airport on July 29th. The hotel boasts nine swimming pools and five restaurants and is suitable for families.

For anyone planning to get married abroad who is looking for a flight time of less than six hours, First Choice recommends you follow in the foot steps of Spice Girl Mel B who got hitched to Stephen Belafonte in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada last November in a four-day wedding extravaganza.

If you enjoy history and culture rather than diving or lazing on a beach, First Choice also has holidays based in Luxor which provides a suitable base for exploring some of the treasures of this fascinating country. From Luxor you can visit the Tomb of Tutankhamun, the Temple of Karnak, the Avenue of the Sphinxes, and the Valley of the Kings.

Flights with First Choice are available from various UK airports including Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, East Midlands, Bristol, Cardiff, and Newcastle.

Written by: Nick Purdom

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