Russian tourists also love this resort in Egypt which by and large had remained safe in spite of the Arab Spring of 2011 and the uncertainty that followed.
Around 20,000 British tourists could currently be in the resort of Sharm and may have to be evacuated.
Then there are those with imminent travel plans to the region. Travel companies will take a tough financial hit but worst hit will be the people of Egypt.
Tourism in Egypt has yet to fully recover from the Arab Spring and its fall out. Sharm had remained fairly popular but if tourist trade there is lost the Egyptian economy will probably be at crisis point.
The controversial leader of Egypt, former army general President al-Sisi, is due to undertake a visit to the U.K. and meet with David Cameron. The British P.M. maintains the visit will help the U.K. in its fight against Islamic State.
However this week Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn condemned David Cameron’s invitation to the Egyptian president saying "Abdel Fatah al-Sisi threatens Britain’s national security rather than protecting it" and it is not difficult agreeing with Corbyn.
The Independent reports Wednesday that Corbyn issued a strongly worded statement saying the Egyptian leader's planned visit “shows contempt for human and democratic rights". The Independent continues:
The Egyptian president has overseen state killings of more than 2,500 political opponents since coming to power last year and has failed thousands of journalists. But despite his record he arrives in London later this evening ahead of talks with Mr Cameron on Thursday.
British government ministers involved have said that the resort of Sharm is not the problem but rather airport screening. The Egyptian authorities have urged that time is allowed for a full investigation of the crash to take place.
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says specific intelligence was behind the flight suspension but he has not made any details public.