Why more than 3.3 million Brits will spend Christmas abroad this year
MORE THAN 3.3 million Brits will spend Christmas abroad this year.
The record number is thought to be down to a year's worth of miserable weather, although, if some 'experts' are to be believed, it's also due to the appalling trash on TV.
'After a year of bad weather, rising interest rates and wall-to-wall reality TV, people just want to celebrate Christmas somewhere else this year rather than at home,' said a spokesperson for Cooperative Travel who conducted the study.
But where are they all going? Top of the list is sunny Spain, which will welcome 19% of the fleeing British contingent, followed closely by the US.
However, more adventurous travellers are also booking breaks in Egypt, Tunisia, Finland and even India.
'The feedback from our customers is that, having missed out on a hot summer, they are desperate to get some sun over the winter,' said Co-op Travel managing director Mike Greenacre.
Are you celebrating Christmas at home or abroad this year? Swap tips with other Marie Claire readers on our Forum.
Marie Claire Newsletter
Celebrity news, beauty, fashion advice, and fascinating features, delivered straight to your inbox!
The leading destination for fashion, beauty, shopping and finger-on-the-pulse views on the latest issues. Marie Claire's travel content helps you delight in discovering new destinations around the globe, offering a unique – and sometimes unchartered – travel experience. From new hotel openings to the destinations tipped to take over our travel calendars, this iconic name has it covered.
How to get Girls Aloud tickets as the band promises a 'magic' reunion tour
The Girls Aloud tour is happening!
By Lauren Hughes
Timothée Chalamet silences early criticism for Wonka with glowing first reviews
His performance has been called 'exceptional'
By Lauren Hughes
Jennifer Aniston makes an emotional plea for fans to honour Matthew Perry's memory
"He would have been grateful for the love."
By Jadie Troy-Pryde