Leading five-star hotel and resort, Concorde El Salam Hotel Sharm El Sheikh has launched a series of promotional package rates for the winter season, aimed specifically at residents in the GCC region.

The hotel is offering special packages for the winter season (1st October 2018 to 30th April 2019) starting at only $70 per person per night on a soft all-inclusive basis. There are also special Christmas and New Year packages starting at $85 and $115 respectively with further F&B discounts for children.

“This is a value-led offer and there are additional onsite promotions at our spa facilities, as well as flexible early checkin and late check out times, plus upgrade options. We want the whole guest experience to be relaxed and welcoming,” said Moteia Ismail, Chairman of the Owning Company of Concorde El Salam Hotels in Egypt.

The luxury Concorde El Salam Hotel Sharm El Sheikh overlooks the Gulf of Aqaba, a unique location with views of the Red Sea and a long stretch of private beach. An oasis among Sharm El Sheikh resorts.

The hotel boasts 725 luxurious guest rooms, with optional gardener sea view rooms, 37 suites comprising of family, junior & three Royal suites. Complementing the family suites, the hotel has four outdoor swimming pools with water slides and many sporting activities.

F&B options include the signature Laguna buffet restaurant and Waterfalls restaurant, both offering an international buffet, Italiano, a romantic Italian restaurant, the beach front Flame restaurant and the casual Vendom bar, overlooking the sea.

We are now looking to attract more regional visitors, especially families from the GCC states. We have 37 family suites, excellent leisure facilities and a range of food and beverage outlets, with international buffets and more casual BBQs as well as more formal restaurants serving Arabic, French and Italian cuisine.

“Indeed, our Waterfalls restaurant, rather appropriately, has spectacular views over our man-made waterfalls,added Ismail.

Egypt’s Red Sea resorts, such as Sharm El Sheikh are becoming more and more popular with tourists from the region. Over the next three years the number of tourists from the Middle East to Egypt will grow by 3% each year to over 1.34 million visitors – an average of 3,670 per day! One explanation for the significant rise in numbers since 2015, is the value-for-money aspect.

Two years ago, one US dollar bought less than nine Egyptian Pounds, today one dollar will buy around 18 Egyptian Pounds. So, it’s great value for money for touristswho might want to combine a beach holiday in Sharm El Sheikh with a city break in Cairo, or trips to Giza or perhaps Luxor,” added Ismail.

In terms of flights it’s now easier than ever for GCC tourists to travel to Sharm El Sheikh. SAUDIA, operates direct flights from Riyadh and Jeddah to Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport; Egypt Air operates a service from Kuwait and Gulf Air flies in direct from Bahrain.

From Dubai, Emirates and Egypt Air, both fly direct to Cairo, and flydubai flies direct to Alexandria, all with connecting flights to Sharm El Sheikh, as does Oman Air from Muscat.

The weather during the festive season is also very pleasant indeed. Average highs in December and January are between 22-24 degrees Celcius with night time lows of 14 to 16 degrees.