An Egyptian hotel and cruise group has undergone a health and safety improvement programme after it was found to have “potentially damaging” levels of food-related illnesses.

Sunrise Resorts and Nile Cruises, which has six resorts in Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, and five cruise ships, has been sold through Thomas Cook and the Blue Sky Group since 2002.

Health and safety company Check Safety First chief executive Mark Harrington said: “The hotel had a high turnover of seasonal staff making it difficult to retain health and safety knowledge.”

Sunrise Resorts has installed Check Safety First’s E-Cristal service, an online health and safety audit management system.

The hotel has seen a 90% reduction in guest illnesses and is now featured on the company’s website

Check Safety First is working with 300 hotels and cruise ships in Egypt to improve standardsand is developing its work in Morocco and Tunisia.