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Brits travel abroad for white Christmas

23 January 2009 17:44

Brits travel abroad for white Christmas

A growing number of holidaymakers are choosing to take a Christmas break abroad as they attempt to escape the credit crunch blues.

That is according to new research by travel search engine, which reveals that 43 per cent of people would be happy to spend Christmas abroad.

New York was revealed as the preferred destination for those heading overseas this festive season with over one third (38 per cent) highlighting it as their ideal winter getaway. This was followed by the Caribbean (34 per cent), the Alps (20 per cent), LA (five per cent) and Paris (three per cent).

The survey also indicated that Christmas is still a family event, with 42 per cent of respondents planning to travel abroad to visit their loved ones during the end-of-year festivities. Romantic breaks were also popular among 28 per cent of respondents. urged travellers to book well in advance and try to keep flexible travel dates in order to reduce the cost of their flights.

Any savings made could be used to purchase a travel insurance policy to protect you from risk during your trip.

Recently, it was suggested that the growing weakness of the pound would help to boost tourism in Wales as people turn away from more expensive holidays.