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Egypt's Red Sea resorts on road to recovery

2nd March 2011 Print

Bookings are increasing for Egypt’s year-round sunshine destinations with traveller confidence rising day-by-day, boosted by fantastic offers from tour operators.

With Taba Heights remaining Longwood Holidays' top-selling destination, the Egypt specialist has got some hot spring deals to the resorts and Olympic Holidays has introduced Taba Heights to its Red Sea programme.

"We are pleased to report an increase in bookings, after the unrest in Cairo and are offering trip deals to El Gouna and Taba Heights for travellers to get some much needed sunshine," says Tara Bradberry of Longwood Holidays, specialists in upmarket holidays to the Red Sea.

Travellers can pick up spring breaks on an all inclusive basis with prices starting from £492 per person for seven nights at the Three Corners El Wekala in Taba Heights (25 April departure from Gatwick) and £459 per person for seven nights at the Three Corners Ocean View in El Gouna (18 April departure from Gatwick).

There have been some exciting new developments at the resorts including a new marina at El Gouna (an extension of the existing Abu Tig Marina which caters for vessels up to 60 metres long), new restaurants and new retail options to tempt new and returning travellers. In addition, two new hotels opened in El Gouna in November 2010 with Ancient Sands due to open in December 2011 and a Four Seasons in 2014.

The two new boutique hotels, Fanadir and Mosaique, bring the total number of hotels in El Gouna to 16. Both four star establishments located on the resort's new marina, Fanadir El Gouna offer 54 rooms, a restaurant, a pool and two bars and Mosaique El Gouna has 69 rooms, a restaurant, two pools and two bars.

The multi-million pound Club Med opened in Taba Heights in December and is the town's sixth luxury hotel.

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