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On Friday 1 November tourists in Sharm el Sheikh celebrated at an event to thank British tourists for their continued support to Egypt’s resorts in the Sharm el Sheikh area. The festivities were organised by local travel agents, hotels and businesses, supported by representatives of the British Embassy.
Tourists were treated to singers, dancing and free t-shirts with the slogan ‘We love Egypt’ as the evening turned to night.
Speaking at the event, British Ambassador to Egypt James Watt said: ‘I am delighted that this wonderful event has been organised for the tens of thousands of British tourists and residents in the Sharm el Sheikh area, along with the tens of thousands of other visitors, in order to thank them for their continued support to Egypt’s resorts. We would like to thank our hosts and reaffirm our faith the Sharm el Sheikh area and Red Sea resorts as providing world-class tourist destinations.’
Throughout recent unrest in Egypt, the UK has noted the strong security provisions in South Sinai and Red Sea Egyptian resort towns and advised tourists that these destinations were still safe to visit. This provided a vital supportive lifeline to local economies which are heavily dependent on tourism.