Christmas Holidays: Ski vs. Beach

Dec 15, 2010, 06:08 ET from

LONDON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As we continue to plunge into the depths of winter, more and more British citizens are flocking to holiday destinations in order to escape the trials of everyday life. Of course, the perfect holiday can mean an entirely different thing for one person than it does for another. People are drawn to a variety of locations during the Christmas holidays. Some people gather at ski resorts to take advantage of the abundance of snowfall, some venture into exotic jungles or adventurous unknowns, and some choose to simply repose at their local beach. The perfect Christmas holiday destination is entirely dependent on one's own personal preferences.

However, most British travellers tend to spend their holidays at warmer locations. This is entirely understandable when one looks at the situation from a practical standpoint. Residents of the UK receive plenty of festively chilly weather in their very own cities (as is evident in our recent sub-zero weather), and most people find a change in scenery to be quite pleasurable after weeks upon weeks of frosty temperatures. Conversely, people who live in warm areas that do not receive snow during the winter months tend to spend their holidays at ski resorts. This is because they wish to experience the feel of a classic Christmas winter, which simply cannot be obtained in their balmy home countries.

There are many different destinations that a British traveller might choose to visit. For instance, hotels in Sydney are very popular amongst residents of the UK during the holiday season. Because it is south of the equator, Sydney experiences remarkably warm, summer-like winters which many British citizens find to be fascinating. A large percentage of British residents therefore book rooms at hotels in Sydney during their Christmas holidays.

Another popular holiday destination would be Dubai hotels. With its incredibly pleasant Christmas weather and long stretches of immaculate beaches, Dubai is certainly an ideal location for anyone to spend their winter holiday. Thousands of residents of the UK stay in Dubai hotels every Christmas season, enjoying the city's crystal clear ocean views.

However, not all British residents choose to spend their Christmas holidays in warm locations. Although the majority of UK citizens prefer to experience a change of pace during their holiday, others want no more than to take advantage of the season's wintry benefits. Ski packages are always in high demand during the Christmas season. Hotels near snowy mountaintops are constantly booked to the brim as thousands of people hit the slopes. Because of the ideal weather conditions, many hotels offer discounted ski packages during these months. Although a skiing trip certainly does not provide any relief from the UK's harsh winter weather, there is no better time of year than the Christmas holidays to take advantage of the weather's abundance of snow.

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