Thomas Cook back to Egypt’s Marsa Alam this month: UK ambassador

Tour operator Thomas Cook will resume this month flights to the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Marsa Alam backed by growing British demand, said British Ambassador to Egypt.

UK tourism to Egypt grew 74 percent since last year, John Casson further said in a twitter post on Monday.

The UK travel company said in May that it has a number of flights planned to Sharm El-Sheikh in November, raising hopes for the revival of the Red Sea tourism sector. The sector has been hit hard since the UK and Russia suspended flights there following a Russian airliner crash in 2015.