Should I travel to Egypt?

Scenes of protest and news of political unrest In Egypt have been hitting the headlines again, and whether you have a holiday booked or are looking to book a holiday we understand that you might be feeling unsure.

Here at we like to reassure our customers. We are continuously checking with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to ensure all travel advice is correct and up to date. If any information were to change we would contact all our customers and liaise with all relevant tour operators on their behalf.

So, should you travel to Egypt? The answer is yes.

The current FCO advice is that most of the South Sinai is advised against all travel, including the resorts of Taba and Dahab. The Red Sea resorts of Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada and Marsa Alam are very much open for business and operating as normal. Tour operators are in regular contact with the resort staff and they have reported back that guests are enjoying the resorts as normal. Further information can be found at FCO.

Sharm El Sheikh is home to world class diving and snorkelling sites and has a lively resort centres. With year round sun and a fantastic choice of hotels, the Red Sea is a perfect choice for a last minute getaway.

Our latest Red Sea deals

23rd April 2014, 7 nights, flying from London Gatwick, All Inclusive, staying in the Tropicana Rosetta and Jasmine Club in Sharm El Sheikh prices from £392pp*

4th April 2014, 7 nights, flying from Birmingham, Bed and Breakfast, staying in the Grand Resort Hotel in Hurghada prices from £414pp*

*Prices correct 24/03/2014. Prices are subject to change.

7 travel photos you wish YOU had taken

Navagio Beach, Zante

Navagio Beach is one of the best known beaches in Greece, some would say in the world, and is located on the North West shore of Zante. The island offers a great mix of resorts from quiet hidden gems like Alykanas and Kalamaki to modern bustling resorts such as Laganas and Argassi.

1. This photo shows Navagio Beach with its famous shipwreck in the sand

Bora Bora

Bora Bora was christened the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’ by Captain Cook and is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. It’s easy to see why with its impressive backdrop of Mount Otemanu, an ancient volcano covered in greenery that rises up from the turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean. Bora Bora is an ideal destination for honeymooners and other romantic holiday couples with perfect white sandy beaches and a barrier reef full of tropical fish.

2. This is the water bungalows against the backdrop of Mount Otemanu


Santorini is one of the most easily recognised Greek islands with its whitewashed sugar cubed houses, blue domed churches and cobbled streets. Santorini is one of the most traditional and picturesque of all the Greek islands and teamed with its beaches, landscapes and sunsets, it makes an ideal holiday destination.

3.This image shows the traditional whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches

Blue Lagoon, Olu Deniz, Turkey

The blue Lagoon is one of the most photographed beaches in the Mediterranean and has a stunning secluded bay with the lagoon being a natural nature reserve. The Blue Flag beach is actually a pebble beach and has been rated in the top five beaches in the world by travel and tourism journalists. It has a backdrop of the stunning Babadag Mountains where you can also paraglide off the 1,960 metre high mountain jump point.

4. This aerial photo gives you a fantastic view of the Blue Lagoon

Mount Teide, Tenerife

Mount Teide is the highest point on the island of Tenerife and is the Canary Islands most visited tourist attraction; the volcano is the third largest in the world. Mount Teide sits in the middle of the island with the majority of tourists holidaying in the south of the island in the popular resorts of Playa de las Americas, Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos. For those holidaying in the north Puerto del la Cruz is the resorts to stay in.

5. This photo shows Mount Teide rising above the clouds

Colosseum, Rome

The Colosseum in Rome has the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire and is on the bucket list of most history and architectural buffs. This beautiful city has been a tourist favourite for many years and with a plethora of things to do such as sightseeing, shopping and the theatre it’s easy to see why people come back.

6. Who could mistake the imposing Colosseum

Venice, Italy

Probably one of the most romantic cities in the world and offers a unique experience rich in culture, art, history and picturesque sights, this charismatic city has it all. One of the best ways to take in this delightful city is to cruise along the Grand Canal on a gondola or water taxi where you can soak up all the amazing sights this city has to offer as you sail along the endless waterways.   

7. This image shows the impressive Grand Canal of Venice

Which of these photos do you wish you had taken? Flying high over Olu Deniz or standing in the shadow of the Colosseum perhaps? Let us know in the comments!