Survey: More British Holidaymakers are Choosing Holidays to Egypt Compared to 2009

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The results of a new travel survey of British holidaymakers finds that Egypt holidays have grown in popularity compared the same time last year.

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Recent research for an industry travel survey has revealed that holidays to the so-called METT area, otherwise known as Morocco, Egypt Tunisia and Turkey, have become more popular with British holidaymakers over the past few months. The results of the survey, which compared holiday trends in Q2 2009 to the same quarter in 2010, also reveals that METT holidays have overtaken the traditional favourite of holidays to the Mediterranean, with Egypt holidays proving to be the most sought after break by British tourists.

Ian Raine of online holiday firm says: “The results of this travel survey show a definite change in holiday trends in 2010, which point towards destinations in North Africa becoming much more popular with British tourists, with Egypt showing the highest growth in booking enquiries and property listings this year, resulting in an increase of 91% and 41% respectively, compared to the same time last year.”

The sudden rise in people researching and booking cheap Egypt holidays forms part of the biggest shift in holiday trends since the creation of the package holiday in the 50s and 60s. This change is also reflected in Egypt’s ranking in the survey’s list of the top ten emerging markets compared to the same quarter in 2009, which now places Egypt higher than Turkey.

Raine continues: “Over the past year, we’ve noticed that the demand for holidays to destinations in the METT area, including all inclusive Egypt holidays has increased significantly, and this new trend is also reflected in the survey’s findings, which also reveal that Egypt is ranked fifth in the survey’s list of the top then emerging markets. So with Egypt’s reputation as a popular holiday destination growing, they certain to become more popular next year.”

Information for editors: is part of The Holiday Discount Centre, a member of ABTA (J4901) and Advantage (the largest travel consortium in the UK). Based in the UK, they have over 30 experienced travel advisors and have booked over 300,000 passengers via the internet. are not owned by any major tour operator, allowing them to offer free impartial travel advice and promote a wider range of holiday offers from various suppliers including Thomson, First Choice, Thomas Cook and many more.

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