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Tourists try to identify safer destinations after attacks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Visitor numbers to Paris should recover quickly after last month's deadly attacks but destinations such as Tunisia and Egypt may experience a more permanent drop in demand as tourists shift to places they view as safer, industry experts say.

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Britain to resume flights to Sharm al-Sheikh 'as soon as possible'

CAIRO (Reuters) - Britain is working "actively and urgently" to resume flights to the Egyptian resort of Sharm al-Sheikh following the downing of the Russian plane over Sinai last month that killed all 224 people on board, the government said on Thursday.

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Carnage in Paris sends shudders through tourist sector

PARIS (Reuters) - The carnage in Paris has sent shudders through the tourism sector in one of the world's most visited cities with hotel owners, tour operators and others in the industry hoping the expected drop-off in visitors will not last long.

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As suspicions of a bomb behind plane crash grow, chaos at an Egyptian airport

SHARM AL-SHEIKH, Egypt, (Reuters) - A holidaymaker stranded in Egypt's Sharm al-Sheikh airport was wearing a t-shirt with the slogan "take what you need" -- summing up the growing desperation and chaos at the resort following the crash of a Russian passenger plane. Hundreds of people, mostly Russians and Britons, were told by officials that their check-in luggage would not be making the trip back with them, one week after the Airbus A321 slammed into the Sinai Peninsula.

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British attempts to return tourists from Egypt mired in confusion

LONDON (Reuters) - British attempts to bring home thousands of tourists stranded in the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh were thrown into chaos on Friday when Egypt slashed the number of flights it would allow to take them home.

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With just hand luggage, British tourists to fly home from Egypt

LONDON (Reuters) - British tourists will fly home from the Egyptian resort of Sharm al-Sheikh on Friday with extra security measures in place after Prime Minister David Cameron said a bomb probably downed a Russian airplane, killing all 224 people on board.

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Cameron says bomb likely caused Russian airliner crash

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday it was increasingly likely a bomb brought down a Russian airliner over Egypt with the loss of 224 lives, and U.S. President Barack Obama said Washington was taking that possibility "very seriously".

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Million fewer tourists visit Tunisia this year after Islamist attacks

TUNIS (Reuters) - The number of foreign tourists in Tunisia dropped by 20 percent to four million in the first eight months of the year after two Islamist attacks that killed dozens of Western visitors, the tourism minister said on Monday.

Business

TUI sees earnings at top end of range despite Tunisia attack

BERLIN: Strong summer holiday demand offset the impact of the Tunisian beach massacre for TUI which said annual profit would come in at the upper end of its forecast range.

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Tourists undeterred despite Greek drama

BERLIN (Reuters) - The Greek economy may face more trouble after voters delivered a defiant no to the terms of a bailout, but tourists remain undeterred and the prospect of rock-bottom prices may even be increasing interest.