More than a million British holidaymakers headed to Egypt for their holidays in 2011, despite the political protests taking place in the country.
The Egypt Tourism Authority said that the visitor figures for 2011 made the UK the country’s second largest source market for tourism, after Russia. Germany was Egypt third largest source of visitors last year.
The figures released by the tourism body showed that Brits stay in the country for average of just over 11 days. The estimate given for visitor numbers in 2012 shows that the country is expecting further increases, as airline and travel operators increase their capacity to the destination. Although some civil unrest continues in some parts of the country, it is considered very safe for visitors, especially in the popular resorts and coastal areas.
Egypt offers visitors a wealth of attractions, from stunning beach resorts and the weather to match, to a huge variety of historical treasures. Sharm el Sheikh provides scuba diving enthusiasts with the perfect base for exploring the aquatic riches of the Red Sea as well as all the other water sports activities available in the region. Cairo is the perfect base for travellers more interested in seeing historical marvels such as the Sphinx, the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum.
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