Efforts to return British tourists from Sharm el-Sheikh descend into chaos as UK Government rebukes airlines | UK Politics | News | The Independent

According to the UK Independent newspaper, the effort to fly thousands of British holidaymakers home from Sharm el-Sheikh airport has descended into chaos as the UK Government rebuked airlines for sending out inaccurate information.

Source: Efforts to return British tourists from Sharm el-Sheikh descend into chaos as UK Government rebukes airlines | UK Politics | News | The Independent

It looks like David Cameron decided to steal the march on international aviation experts, relying on intelligence sources, after last week’s air disaster in Egypt. Most UK observers can sympathize with that cautious approach. However, the UK public also expects the government to lead in the evacuation of UK tourists in Egypt.

On the other hand, I have some sympathy with Cameron’s government, the UK travel industry is not particularly well-managed – there’s too much bureaucracy and broken business processes.

Ultimately though, the government must lead.

Thoughts?

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