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Packyourbags.com, specialists in last minute holidays has seen a drop in its number of winter Egypt bookings. Even though there are currently no travel restrictions to Egypt, as per the latest information published by the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office, it is probably not that much of a surprise for tour operator Packyourbags.com to see a drop in its Egypt bookings.
The violent outbreaks earlier this year and the more recent demonstrations in Cairo are all taking their toll on the country’s tourism industry. Although the Foreign & Commonwealth Office has not issued any travel restrictions it is recommending that British nationals should stay away from Tahrir Square, including the Egyptian Museum and the Downtown area of Cairo including Maspero and the Interior Ministry.
But while Egypt bookings are down, Packyourbags.com is experiencing uplift to destinations such as The Gambia and the Canary Islands. These two destinations are already well established winter-sun hotspots for Brits, and are a great option for those who would like to find an alternative to Egypt.
As a former British colony, The Gambia is located on the west coast of Africa with plenty of alluring beaches and off the beaten track adventures, flights from the UK take 6 hours and there’s no time difference. With it also being an English speaking country there’s a lot of appealing elements for holidaying in that part of the world, particularly for Brits as the best weather is during the winter months.
As for the Canary Islands, their allure and popularity as an excellent winter-sun holiday destination is very well known, there’s seven islands to choose from, although the most popular by far is Tenerife. With flights taking approximately 4 hours, it’s no wonder the Brits head there year in year out in their thousands.
Packyourbags.com is an independent online travel agent offering UK consumers the ability to search and compare the best available deals from all major holiday suppliers, through one simple search. The site features package holiday deals to the most popular resorts throughout the Mediterranean including Turkey Holidays, Spain holidays and cheap holidays to Greece.