Nearly two thirds of the British public could be planning an overseas Christmas break, Kayak.co.uk has claimed.
In a survey of 1,000 of the travel search engine’s users undertaken last week, 60% said they were planning to celebrate the festive season somewhere other than the UK.
As many as 45% of respondents said they were planning on going somewhere warm this December while more than a third said they would be willing to endure a long-haul flight of 10 hours to reach their preferred destination.
More than 40% of respondents said they were planning a beach break while 23% were opting for a break in a European city.
Business development director Annie Wilson said: “It’s possible that this reflects a deeper change in attitude that Brits have towards Christmas.
“Nearly three quarters of respondents admitted they significantly disliked something about today’s Christmas experience – from the cost and aggravations of picking the perfect present to spending time with the in-laws.
“But nearly all of us would be happy to travel abroad with our families and spend a meaningful and relaxing Christmas away from the holiday hustle and bustle.”