Hurghada is a relatively new city, only about 100 years old, which has seen rapid tourism growth since its founding. It is a beach and vacation town on the Red Sea in Egypt. The majority of the tourism comes from other areas of Egypt as well as European and Scandinavian countries.
While Hurghada is primarily a beach resort town, visitors can take their adventures into the desert by way of a camelback ride, quad-bike, or hike.
The city is essentially void of any historical architecture or sites, as it was a small fishing town until recently, but its relative proximity to the rest of the Middle East might make it a stop en route to other destinations.
Hurghada is accessible by plane, busses from Cairo, or a ferry that runs international routes across the red sea.
Hurghada International Airport (airport code HRG) is just five kilometres outside of the city of Hurghada. The airport hosts 50 airlines flying on regularly scheduled routes to domestic and international destinations.
Air Berlin and TUIfly offer flights to the most destinations out of Hurghada International Airport. The most frequently flying airlines include the Swiss carrier Belair, TUIfly, Condor and Egyptair.