Welsh take a shine to Red Sea sun
1:29pm Tuesday 12th March 2013 in News
According to a recent online poll by YouGov, the main reason UK travellers choose to holiday on the Red Sea is to bask in the area’s year-round sunshine and no nation is more enamoured with it than Wales.
In the survey commissioned by Orascom Development, 67 per cent of the 2,035 respondents cited sunshine as their main reason for holidaying at Red Sea resorts such as El Gouna and Taba Heights, of which a whopping 86 per cent were Welsh.
It’s no surprise that sun-starved Welsh travellers seek out sunnier climes when heading abroad, as the country enjoys only two hours of sunshine on average per day during winter months with highs of seven hours a day during summer.
By contrast, holidaymakers can look forward to seven hours of sunshine a day during the winter season in El Gouna and Taba Heights and a ‘tantastic’ ten hours a day during summer, with average high temperatures throughout the year ranging from a pleasantly warm 20C to a scorching 40C.
Set against beautiful natural backdrops of untamed desert, majestic mountains and vibrant sea, the resorts provide a wide array of accommodation options to suit all budgets.
There are also plenty of activities on land and in sea to keep the whole family entertained, from horseback riding, desert safari quad biking and golf to kitesurfing, stand-up paddling and diving in some of the world’s best dive sites.