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Egypt becomes more popular with families this half term

Families could book flights to Egypt because the country offers a variety of activities aimed at children and adults.

More families could book flights to Egypt because the country offers a variety of activities aimed at both children and adults.

This is the suggestion from the Egyptian State Tourist Office, which said that the weak pound is leading to increased interest in the north African nation.

"The country has always provided great value for money and being outside the eurozone now that the pound is so weak – it’s even better," said a tourist office spokeswoman.

"It is also easily accessible from the UK with a four-and-a-half to five hour flight with no jet lag and enjoys year round sunshine."

The spokeswoman went on to say that the period between September and November is an excellent time to visit Egypt because of the warm days and nights.

According to the Co-Operative Travel, there has been a 142 percent increase in the number of people booking flights to Sharm El Sheikh this half term compared to the same week last year.

The Red Sea resort was narrowly beaten by Tenerife and Dalaman in the Co-Operative Travel top-ten October half term destinations list.

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