Freedom Direct report Egypt and Red Sea holidays as the early hit of the winter holiday booking season

October 12, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Analysis of bookings for winter sun holidays since the start of August shows a surge in bookings for holidays in Sharm el-Sheikh and other Red Sea resort during the winter months.

While other popular winter sun holiday destinations available through Freedom Direct ( proving popular, the rate of advance bookings for these other resorts is not at the same level as bookings being made for the Red Sea resorts.

Nick Jackson of Freedom Direct explains: “Egypt, and in particular Sharm el-Sheikh continues to grow in popularity. Red Sea holiday resorts are ideal for people looking for guaranteed sun and relaxation in the winter months as the accommodation and facilities on offer are excellent value for money.

“We constantly remind our customers that the best way to grab a great holiday bargain is to book early and the message is definitely getting through. Egypt’s resorts are open all year, making it really easy for holidaymakers to plan their holidays well ahead by researching prices and availability.

To date, the most popular winter sun holiday destinations, as booked by customers of Freedom Direct are;-

1. Red Sea, Egypt
2. Tenerife
3. Lanzarote
4. Gran Canaria
5. Morocco

About Freedom Direct
Freedom Direct Holidays Ltd is based in Newcastle upon Tyne and the company has a network of holiday bookings specialists across the UK, Europe and Australia.

Freedom Direct has been trading for over ten years and as a booking agent for a range of approved suppliers of holiday accommodation and flights and other related products.

Freedom Direct is a fully bonded member of the Association of British Travel Agent (ABTA) and their suppliers are covered by ATOL licences.

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About Sharm el-Sheikh
Sharm el-Sheikh is a city located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, on a coastal strip between the Red Sea and Mount Sinai.

Tourism is the core industry of Sharm el-Sheikh and the area is famed for its superb scuba diving and snorkelling.

Sharm el-Sheikh Airport is the largest on the Sinai Peninsula. Visitors from the UK can fly there directly from airports across England, Scotland and Wales, including Edinburgh, Manchester, Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol.