Half of British travellers are prepared to return to Egypt following the country’s popular uprising but fewer are interested in visiting Tunisia.

A poll of more than 3,700 Britons found that more than 50% said they would visit Egypt within the year.

But 80% of those questioned by travel portal Easyvoyage saying they would not travel to Tunisia in the near future

More than half of these cited  lack of information on Tunisia as the main reason, rather than the recent troubles. 
This comes despite operators dropping prices in an effort to stimulate demand for the two North Afrcan nations following political upheaval.

Prices to Egypt start at around £299 per person for seven nights with Thomas Cook and £185 to Tunisia with Airtours.

But operators are picking up bookings to Spain, Greece and Turkey from those who have been put off Egypt and Tunisia.

Easyvoyage president Jean-Pierra Nadir said: “Our survey shows that Egypt will bounce back relatively quickly, helped by the fact that the popular Red Sea resorts remain largely unaffected.

“Unfortunately Tunisia will take longer, knowledge of the destination is less and potential holidaymakers are being enticed elsewhere.”

He added: “Britons, especially those travelling with children are always on the look out for new destinations but as always, the price tag is incredibly important.

“All inclusives remain popular and holidaymakers are benefitting from great deals this summer.”