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Tour operators selling holidays to Sharm el Sheikh despite terror warnings

Tour operators in the UK are selling holidays to Sharm el Sheikh, even though the Government advises against all but essential air travel to the resort.
Flights to Sharm el Sheikh were suspended in November 2015 following the downing of a Russian passenger plane over northern Sinai.
Metrojet Flight 9268 disintegrated in mid-air after taking off from Sharm el Sheikh International Airport. All 224 people on board the St Petersburg-bound plane perished in the incident, which is thought to have been caused by an improvised bomb.

Investigators survey the wreckage of Metrojet Flight 9268
Investigators survey the wreckage of Metrojet Flight 9268 CREDIT: GETTY
Investigators have not ruled out a mechanical failure, but terrorism is thought to be the most likely cause of the disaster.
Following the incident, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advised UK travellers against all but essential travel to Sharm el Sheikh by air.
Though the FCO has not changed its advice since, two of the UK’s biggest tour operators, Thomson and Thomas Cook, have already started selling package holidays to the resort for departures in October and November respectively.
Telegraph Travel searched for holidays to the Red Sea resort on both company’s websites. Thomson did not acknowledge the FCO advice until the payment stage of the booking process, while Thomas Cook carried a disclaimer on its Sharm el Sheikh landing page recognising the FCO advice.

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