Journal: TWUK Section:
Title: Issue Date: 21/08/00
Author: Page Number: 21
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Transun establishes Egypt breaks programme

DAY TRIP and short-break specialist Transun has expanded into Egypt with a 3,000 capacity programme.

A range of one, two and three-night trips to Cairo have been planned with departures from four UK airports – Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Glasgow and Belfast.

Sales director Alison Keeble said: “This is one of our more adventurous moves and shows we are constantly pushing out the boundaries.” She denied that Transun would struggle to make an impact in a destination which is already saturated with specialist and mass-market operators.

“When we first launched a programme to Lapland, not everyone thought it was a wise move,” she said. “Yet we are now carrying 12,000 passengers a year to the Arctic Circle in December alone.

“There’s no reason why this should not prove equally as successful.”

The programme features breaks from December 29 to February 28. Ten-day trips have been planned, with prices leading in at £219.

The two and three-night packages feature four hotels – the Hilton, Meridien, Sofitel Le Sphinx and Four Seasons.

Two-night breaks start at £529 person staying at the Hilton.