More Brits 'opting for ski holidays'
26 January 2009 11:12
Brits are being warned to ensure they have adequate travel insurance after new figures show more and more of us are heading off on ski holidays.
Figures from Mintel show that this year 1.3 million sports enthusiast from the UK will hit the slopes – up 13 per cent on 2003.
But concerns have been raised that climate change could be spoiling the slopes for ski and snowboarding fans, as some ski resorts are reporting a lack of snowfall.
"The effects of climate change mean that today's easily accessible, low lying resorts may in fact become a thing of the past," said Richard Cope, senior travel analyst at Mintel.
"Although the popularity of snow sports continues to grow, much of the fragile local environment that ski resorts thrive in is under severe threat from development and global warming."
Earlier this month, Mintel reported that 13 per cent of holidaymakers travel regularly with no travel insurance.