Kuoni Travel Reports a 38% Increase in Nile Cruises Bookings for 2008

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Kuoni Travel, the UK's leading long haul operator has reported a 38% increase in the popularity of Nile Cruises in 2008.

With Kuoni, you can also tailor make a Nile cruise holiday to include other popular Egypt destinations such as the Pyramids in Cairo or a beach stay in Sharm el Sheikh.

Kuoni's Nile cruises have risen in popularity, with a 38% increase in passengers in 2008. This increase saw the percentage of Kuoni's Egypt holidays that include a Nile cruise rising to 59%. Kuoni saw a 20% increase in total Egypt travellers for 2008, slightly exceeding the 19% year-on-year increase in visitors recently reported by the Egyptian Tourism Minister.

"With many of Egypt's most historic sites clustered around the Nile, a Nile cruise is a superb way to experience Egypt's culture and history," says Catherine Morris, Product Manager for Kuoni's Egypt programme. "With Kuoni, you can also tailor make a Nile cruise holiday to include other popular Egypt destinations such as the Pyramids in Cairo or a beach stay in Sharm el Sheikh."

Amongst their Egypt holidays, Kuoni offer a wide range of Nile cruise options. For travellers looking to evoke the nostalgia and romance of travel's golden age, the Lazuli, a beautifully crafted 'dahabiyya' is a unique vessel offering first class accommodation. For a luxury Egypt cruise holiday, The Oberoi Zahra, with personalised service and spacious suites is perfect, while the MS Sherry offers some of the best value Nile cruising available.

To help customers make a considered choice for their holiday, Kuoni provide a wide range of Egypt videos on their website. These videos cover both hotels and destinations and include a guide to Nile cruises. "We now have over 30 Egypt videos on our site and we receive excellent feedback on these from our customers who are able to experience their hotel and destination before making their booking," commented Matt Rooke, eBusiness director.

Further information:

Egypt holidays:
Kuoni Travel has decades of experience of tailor making holidays from the UK to Egypt and the Middle East. In addition to their Nile cruise programme, Kuoni also offer holidays to over 40 luxury hotels in 12 Egyptian resorts, a selection of escorted Egypt tours and a range of Egypt multi centre holidays. Furthermore, Kuoni's Personal Travel Consultants, Flagship store and Call-Centre Consultants are able to tailor make holidays to meet customers more specific requirements.

Kuoni Travel:
With more than 100 years of expertise, Kuoni is honoured to be regularly voted as the industry's long haul experts. Clients can choose from a selection of more than 15 superb brochures, showcasing thousands of luxury holidays to hundreds of exotic destinations on all seven continents, and covering every holiday interest from relaxing beach getaways to escorted cultural tours and overseas weddings to wildlife safaris.

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