Egyptian workers in Red Sea resorts are sent home on unpaid leave, but the industry hopes for a swift recovery.
Souvenir stalls in Hurghada (IMAGE - Henning Leweke)
With protests in Egypt calling for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak on the eve of their second week, the British Foreign Office continues to advise on 7 February 2011 against "all but essential travel to Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Suez". Most travel insurance policies refuse to pay out if the holder travels to an area against Foreign Office advice. However, British tour operators are keen to stress that holidaymakers in the popular Red Sea resorts face little disruption.
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