An increasing number of travellers are booking all-inclusive breaks to the Egyptian resort, one tour operator has stated.

The number of people booking all-inclusive holidays to Egypt has increased substantially, one travel agent has revealed.

Bookings for all-inclusive breaks to Sharm el Sheikh have grown by 94 per cent in the five months from November to March when compared with the same period a year earlier, directline holidays reported.

Maria Whiteman, chief executive at the company, explained that the surge in popularity for all-inclusive trips could be attributed to the economic downturn which has made Brits “more price conscious”.

“Ultimately, the British public want complete transparency on holiday costs and the all-inclusive trip affords them this security,” she noted.

Sharm el Sheikh has become a popular destination among travellers from the UK because it is easily accessible and boasts almost guaranteed sunshine.

Tourists seeking a water sports destination also flock to the region, where the Red Sea offers some fantastic opportunities for scuba diving as well as water skiing and wind surfing.

Written by Nicholas Scott

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