Egypt is open for business; this is the message to travellers who after the various events over the last few years have felt unable to make the trip. Former MP Michael Portillo who’s always been passionate about travel and has forged a hugely successful broadcast career is planning a return visit soon

“I will never put myself in the position of telling people what is safe. You have to decided whether it’s safe to cross the road, you have to decide whether it’s safe to ride in a tube train whether it’s safe to go to Heathrow airport… all of these things are decision that you have to make.

I will say that during a period when here has been terrorism I have travelled on three occasions to Egypt and I have felt very safe there.”