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28 March 2013 09:31
Around 1.7 million Britons will escape the cold to holiday abroad this Easter
Brits are flying the nest this Easter with around 1.7 million escaping the cold to holiday abroad. Holidaymakers are heading for the likes of the Canary Islands, Majorca, Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey in a bid to escape the wintry weather on home soil, according to the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).
Nevertheless, some holidaymakers are seeking even more snow, according to the travel body. France and Austria are the most sought-after ski destinations, while city breaks to Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam, Rome and New York have been very popular too.
ABTA said from Thursday until April 2, jet-setters in their hundreds of thousands will be setting off from a range of Britain's biggest airports, including 600,000 from Heathrow and 214,00 from Gatwick.
But those who have opted for snow instead of sun should make sure they've arranged
sports travel insurance cover as they prepare to hit the slopes on their skiing holiday.
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21 September 2016
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20 September 2016
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17 September 2016
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16 September 2016
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15 September 2016
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14 September 2016
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13 September 2016
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