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Any deals due to low capacity bookings.

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Any deals due to low capacity bookings.

What's the latest on the tourist bookings in Sharm.

We've heard that most hotels are less than 50% full - is this resulting in any deals with substantial drops from brochure prices.

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1. Re: Any deals due to low capacity bookings.

Prices are quite reasonable but haven't seen many big discounts due to low occupancy. Really many prices are low already in comparison to many other resorts IMHO.

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Yes must admit Sharm is always really good value, just booked two weeks with the cost of the flights at £400 each AI for £600 total but at good 4 star hotel in Namma Bay - it really is the cost of flights that bump the price up. Some people who book EasyJet way in advance as soon as the flights are released which is the cheapest price - and then book hotel rooms closer to the date will be the ones getting the real good deals now, but I think that Thomson and Monarch are keeping flight prices high to at least get their money back on the number of people flying with them to Sharm at the moment. But to be honest £600 for two weeks AI in Sharm £42 per day including flights has to be good value. Cost of two small bottles of wine on the plane £7.80 .... cost of room at Premier Inn night before £35 each.... no guarantee of sunshine either.

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Yes many hotels are less than 50% occupancy and there are some hotels here right now who are offering rooms with half board for just GBP 8 per night! This is really NOT helping the economy here as places offering such cheap deals (some just GBP 11 for AI) really cannot cover their costs at all with these prices. The price for water, electricity, food, petrol etc has all risen here over the past few years so offering rooms at such cheap rates really only starts a price war in the area and in the end everyone loses out.

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If Thomson and Monarch do not keep the flight prices as they are, they would probably have to consider withdrawing from the routes for commercial reasons, putting their planes onto commercially viable routes.

That's the last thing the area needs with hotels only half full. Goodness knows what would happen if two such large companies withdrew flights.

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5. Re: Any deals due to low capacity bookings.

You are forgetting that a lot of countries are still not flying to Sharm and so thats why they hotels are not at usual occupacies. Thomsons and Monarch etc are probably doing just fine and maybe even sending more people than last year and have no reason to drop their prices.

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Thanks for all your info - you're all quite right - it really is cheap enough for 5 star hotels & guaranteed sun.

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Hi

easy-jet have just released their prices for next march and to go with them compared to monarch for the same hotel is £350 cheaper with sunshine.co.uk

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A lot of the tour operators haven't taken up their full allocation of rooms this year

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