DISCOVER EGYPT WELCOMES NEW EASYJET FLIGHTS TO LUXOR
Seven nights in Luxor, in November, from £299
Leading Egypt specialist Discover Egypt (www.discoveregypt.co.uk) is pleased at the announcement this week that Easyjet will start operating flights from Gatwick to Luxor from November this year.
Philip Breckner, commercial director of Discover Egypt said “Luxor has been starved of direct flights from the UK, especially during the peak winter season and so this is extremely positive news for tour operators and the City of Luxor who rely on holidaymakers.
“Egypt continues to grow in popularity as it’s a great value destination with a wealth of good quality hotels, so this is great news for hoteliers in Luxor. It may encourage more visitors to extend their stays after the popular Nile cruises or simply to visit the destination in its own right,” adds Mr Breckner.
Easyjet will operate two flights a week on Monday and Wednesday, which Discover Egypt say is good news for the consumer and will help in supplementing the existing charter programme, creating more flexible tailor made packages.
Discover Egypt already incorporates easyjet flights onto its programmes to Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh, and the new flights will allow for more flexible itineraries in the region.
According to a recent report fashionable holidaymakers are shunning the Med in favour of the Mett destinations – Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey* - with an increase in bookings to Mett destinations up by almost 25 per cent this year.
Discover Egypt has already reported strong bookings to Egypt for the rest of the year and even prior to this announcement had added extra capacity on flights and Nile cruises during October and November to cope with demand.
The lead in price for a seven night Nile cruise starting and ending in Luxor is £699 per person, including return flights, transfers in resort, full board cruise and 10 land based excursions. This is for departures in December 2010 and on the 5 star Viking Princess.
Discover Egypt can now offer 7-nights bed and breakfast at the four star El Luxor hotel located on the Corniche from just £299 per person including easyjet flights, transfers and accommodation.
For reservations contact Discover Egypt on 0844 880 0461 or visit www.discoveregypt.co.uk
*Survey by Co-op Travel (14.07.10)
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