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British Tourists return to Egypt to coastal town of Hurghada

The Egyptian State Tourist Authority has revealed that there has been a significant increase in British tourists in the first two months of 2018. The country recorded 61,481 British travellers during this period, which is up by 40 percent compared to the same time last year. The Red Sea coastal town of Hurghada is the favourite hotspot for British travellers.

British Tourists return to Egypt to coastal town of Hurghada

The number of British travellers visiting Egypt is once again on the rise, according to new data released by the Egypt State Tourist Authority. In the first two months of 2018, 61,481 British travellers visited Egypt, which is a 40 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2017.

Last year, Egypt recorded a total of 319,388 UK travellers, which was up by 38 per cent compared to 2016. This is said to have been helped by increased flights to Egypt from the UK, with a total of 25 weekly services to the nation available from UK airports this summer.

One of the favourite hotspots in Egypt for British tourists is Hurghada, a coastal town that sits on the shores of the Red Sea. This beach destination is home to beautiful golden beaches, crystal clear waters that are perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving, bustling food and handicraft markets, and luxury hotels and resorts. This eastern town is famous for its spectacular coral reefs and diverse marine species.

Holidaymakers can also enjoy fun water sports such as windsurfing, fishing kayaking and sailing, as well as horse riding, camel trekking. desert safaris, and glass-bottomed boat excursions.

Originally a small fishing town, Hurghada has grown into a popular tourism hub and is split into three sections: El Dahar, the central town with shops, bars and nightclubs, El Sakala, which sits on the east and is an old port, and the 15-mile strip of hotels that are located in the south on the sandy shores of the beaches.

Hurghada has become an even more sought after destination after the UK government put a flight ban in place to the popular destination of Sharm El Sheikh. The move came after a Russian Metrojet aircraft crashed after take-off from the resort’s airport in a suspected terrorist attack. The ban is still in place for the UK and many other countries.

As well as Hurghada becoming a thriving tourist hotspot, the Nile city of Luxor has also proved to be popular with British visitors thanks to its ancient attractions. This has been helped with new developments in the area, including the opening of Africa’s first Waldorf Astoria, Egypt’s first St. Regis property which will open in 2019, and the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum which will take place later this year.

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