Britons carry on with holidays in wake of Cairo bombing

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The Independent Online
British tourists were yesterday carrying on with their holidays in Cairo following Thursday's bombing which left nine German tourists and their bus driver dead.

Thomson Holidays, the UK's biggest tour operator, said only six of its 89 clients in Cairo had elected to take the option of leaving for Luxor in southern Egypt.

The company said that contrary to its statement yesterday, it had not stopped trips to Cairo. A Thomson spokeswoman said: "We are carrying on with stays in, and excursions to, Cairo, although our clients have the option of going to Luxor instead."

Thomson holidaymakers due to fly out to Egypt tomorrow have all been informed by letter of the latest situation.

Thursday's attack on a tourist bus also injured about 20 people. Muslim extremists are thought to have been responsible, although no group has yet admitted to the outrage.