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Sharm El Sheikh aquarium route launch

Friday 29 October 2010

Over one hundred and fifty travel agents from around the region attended the launch of the new Exeter to Sharm El Sheikh route at the National Marine Aquarium on Thursday (28/10/10) and the event proved to be a huge success.

The guests, who travelled from as far afield as Barnstaple and Bodmin, were greeted by the management team from Exeter Airport and Thomson who will be operating the holiday flights from 4 November 2010 until 28 April 2011.  Following the presentations, in a room backed by the aquarium’s giant fish tank, the travel agents were invited to move through to the buffet in the stunning shark display area.

Jamie Christon, Exeter Airport’s managing director said: “This is the first ever route to Egypt in the history of the airport and we have been amazed at the interest.  Bookings are surpassing all our expectations and our first flight for the season is full.
“We wanted to show the travel trade that their input is very much appreciated and invited them to a wonderful venue that ties in with this world renowned scuba diving destination.”

As well as the underwater experiences, travellers can enjoy several Egyptian holiday resorts or cruise the Red Sea on one of the Thomson ships.

The launch evening was also supported by Ruaidhrt Murphy, Eoghan Grace and Knacio Mieres of the Exeter Chiefs and they were joined by First Choice travel agents Joanne Rainbird and Natasha Harley.

The World Duty Free shop from Exeter Airport provided a range of perfumery prizes throughout the event. The winner of the £500 shopping voucher was Debbie Phillips from the Liskeard branch of Newell’s Travel who received her prize from Jamie Christon.

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