Nearly a third of Brits want Christmas in the sun
Tuesday 9, November 2010
Forget the traditional British Christmas, HolidayExtras.com has found that a shocking 28% of Brits aren't bothered about spending time with their nearest and dearest during the festive season and would prefer to jet off to the sun instead.
And they're not alone in wanting to escape the cold turkey and TV, with 12% of HolidayExtras.com customers fancying a Christmas on the piste.
Last year, ABTA - The Travel Association estimated that 3 million British holidaymakers went overseas between Christmas and New Year despite the recession.
A romantic 27% of travellers told the UK's market-leading holiday add-ons provider that their perfect Yule would be anywhere as long as they are with the one they love. Thirty-two per cent of those questioned in the online poll said they would spend Christmas at home with family, even if money were no object.
"Some people love Christmas at home and some can't wait to get away. It is traditionally one of the year's peak getaway periods and this continues even when budgets are tight. We're here to help those heading overseas get a hassle-free start and end to their festive break, with a best price guarantee," said Ben Alexander, head of marketing at HolidayExtras.com.
More and more travellers think that researching and planning a European city break is half the fun and they're not interested in pre-arranged trips or escorted tours. Self-guided tours offer a lot of advantages but require some guidance and good resources.
With the recent wild fires, disrupting flights and increasing air pollution, environmental quality is a growing factor in attracting tourists.
The hotel price comparison site www.trivago.co.uk has put together a list of the fifteen most spectacular hotel rooftop terraces in the world.