The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is no longer advising aginst all but essential travel to Luxor.

The FCO changed its advice today, which follows the resignation of Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak on Friday. It has also dropped its recommendation that British nationals without a pressing need to be in Cairo, Alexandria or Suez leave by commercial means.

However, it continues to advise against all but essential travel to Cairo, Alexandria and Suez.

The news was welcomed by tour operators to Egypt.

Nile cruise specialist Discover Egypt was one of the first to announce it was resuming Nile cruises and Luxor holidays as a result.

Director Philip Breckner said: “The disruption to our programme and the operations following the onset of the disturbances was difficult for all concerned so naturally we are delighted with the news.  We have received confirmation that hotels, Nile cruise boats and excursions are all ready to receive visitors.”