According to reports, Sharm el-Sheik Airport was packed with holidaymakers last Friday, all keen to leave after the incidents.
Located at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, Sharm el-Sheik is has come into its own since the mid eighties as a world-class resort destination, with the construction of almost forty hotels and resorts. The location has a reputation as one of the world's most interesting diving destinations. It is also a popular destination for Israeli tourists. Egyptian tourism officials have already expressed widespread concern that these bombings could severely impact on its tourism industry, as similar incidents have done in the past.