Red Sea Holidays eyes regional departures for expansion

Red Sea Holidays eyes regional departures for expansion

Regional UK departures will continue to be a strong growth area for Red Sea Holidays in the next year, the tour operator’s sales director has revealed. Speaking to Travel Daily earlier this week, Jason Hilton said that the company’s recent move into regional airports had been popular and it had earmarked the south east as its next development area. “We now fly from eight airports and interest has been good, particularly for Cardiff, Birmingham and East Midlands,” he said. “We are keen to look at Stansted, Luton and Norwich for flights as we have retailers in those areas who are interested in the product. We will look into this at the back end of this year.” The Egyptian specialist’s recent programme growth and plans have come despite a tough market for sales to Egypt, following violence in the country earlier this year. Yet where mainstream operators have pulled programmes or reduced capacity, Red Sea Holidays has continued to be ‘bullish’ in its approach and continue to keep or expand capacity. The tour operator has managed to maintain healthy sales through the year, particularly in its cruise and stay and longer length products. “Since just after Easter bookings have picked up and forward bookings year-on-year is positive. We hope the market will continue to come back as it has in the past eight to 12 weeks,” explained Hilton. “Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh have come back with vengeance and cruise is picking up. Average prices are around the

Gary Marshall
Written by:
Gary Marshall
Posted On:
Posted In: