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Tours to Egypt cancelled following further violence

Some tour operators have started to cancel their tours to Egypt following further violence in the country over the weekend. Tours to many parts of the country have been cancelled for the foreseeable future, with some cancelled up to October, reducing demand for flights to Egypt.

According to the BBC at least 15 people were killed in a shooting in Cairo last night as protests continued following the ousting of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has warned of further protests planned saying that they “may be directed partly against foreigners.”
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The chairman of the Egypt Tourism Federation Elhamy Elzyat has written to tour operators reassuring them the ETF is working on a plan to “recreate confidence in the Egyptian tourism product.” Mr Elzyat has said that the ETF is intending to appoint new ministers for “tourism, antiquities, culture, interior and all appropriate governors to create a new image for Egypt.”

Tour Operator Explore has cancelled five of its tour holidays in Egypt following the shooting. "With a number of family tours to Egypt scheduled to depart over the summer months, Explore has taken the bold decision to cancel all tours until October in a move to guarantee the safety of its customers and to give them as much time as possible to plan an alternative holiday," said a spokesperson for the company.
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However, the tour operator is offering an option for families to transfer their holidays to a number of alternative destinations. "We take the advice issued by the FCO very seriously and for that reason, have cancelled all Egyptian tours departing over the next few months,” added Carl Burrows, sales director at Explore. 

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