Sunday, 30 November 2014

Millions ready for winter dashes to the sun

MORE than 12 million people in Britain are set to take a winter holiday during the coming months according to research by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), with similar numbers still considering holiday plans.

As temperatures drop, winter sun is the most popular option with 43% of people planning a winter break heading to sunnier climes. While city breaks have overtaken beach holidays to be the most popular type of holiday throughout the year, they take the second spot for winter holidays. A further 18% are planning a winter sports holiday, with an increase in numbers since 2012 due in part to so-called ‘lapsed skiers’ planning a return to the slopes as the economy recovers.

For winter sun, popular destinations include the Canary Islands and North African countries including Tunisia and Morocco. Antigua, The Maldives, Mexico and Thailand are among the most popular long haul winter sun destinations.

Favourite European city destinations are 
  • Berlin, 
  • Frankfurt, 
  • Paris, and 
  • Vienna with 
  • London, 
  • Edinburgh and the Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham all popular in the UK.

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Picture Credit: From Top: "Imagebysafa2" by Safa in la but uploaded by Mardetanha - via Wikimedia Commons; "Playa de las canteras palmas gran canaria" by Fernando Carmona Gonz├ílez (Madrid) via Wikimedia Commons

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