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Key trends for 2013/14 winter holidays revealed – Questor Insurance comments

Vehicle hire insurance and travel insurance specialist Questor Insurance highlights research which reveals some of the key trends for 2013/14 winter holidays.

The latest figures have revealed that Brits are more enthusiastic the ever about heading off for a break abroad this winter, with the number of holidaymakers planning a winter sun holiday (up to 40% from 39%*), a city break (up to 39% from 31%) or a skiing and snowboarding break (up to 15% from 10%) increasing year-on-year.

The most popular destinations for winter sun, according to the report from ABTA, include the Canary Islands and the southern Mediterranean countries of Greece, Malta and Tunisia. The Caribbean, Dubai and Mexico are also set to prove popular with long-haul travellers this winter.

City breaks to the continent and beyond are also proving a hit this winter, with Brits planning to head to destinations such as Amsterdam, Bruges, Prague, Berlin and New York in their droves to soak up the atmosphere of Christmas markets and to visit top attractions away from high season and long queues.

UK travellers are also keen to hit the slopes and indulge in some Après ski this winter, with the Espace Killy (France) topping the list of top 5 ski resorts for Brits followed by Trois Vallées (France), Sauze d’Oulx (Italy), Kitzbuhel (Austria) and finally St Anton (Austria).

British holidaymakers who are on a budget are also opting for up and coming ski destinations in Poland, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.

The report also revealed that winter holiday enthusiasts are also looking for further activities away from the slopes to add to their holiday experience, and this can range from cookery classes to yoga and spa treatments.

Commenting Questor Insurance CEO Andrew Lawrence said: “Winter holidays have been a firm fixture in the British holiday calendar for decades, and they are enjoyed by holidaymakers of all ages.

“However, as winter holidays require specialist equipment, and can be affected by variable conditions on the slopes, is important to take out specialist winter sports travel insurance to ensure that you are fully covered.”

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Questor Insurance’s ‘Be Holiday Savvy’ campaign is running from June to October and will provide travellers with a wealth of handy hints and tips to make the process of planning and executing their foreign holiday that much smoother.



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