Fascinating Figures Suggest Brits Will Take To The Skies This Christmas

A fascinating recent survey carried out by cruise agent Bolsover Cruise Club has found that a whopping 42% of Brits prefer to spend their Christmas abroad. These figures are some of the highest that we have ever seen and it is a strong indication of how many Brits are turning their back on the traditional Christmas at home and instead setting their sights on a Christmas adventure, and these were not the only surprising figures which the survey discovered.

  • 67% of Brits would consider spending Christmas away from home
  • 42% would be willing to go abroad
  • 33% wish to remain at home
  • 25% would consider a UK based holiday for Christmas


So where would all of these Brits end up if they were to leave home for Christmas and head abroad? Let’s have a look at the top 10 destinations that are most common amongst British Christmas holiday makers.

  • New York
  • Melbourne
  • St.Barts
  • Berlin
  • Brisbane
  • California
  • Paris
  • Oslo
  • Sorrento

You can find some further information about this here: https://www.bolsovercruiseclub.com/blog/sun-sea-and-snow-the-rise-in-spending-christmas-abroad/

Age & Genders

Men and women appear to have similar opinions on this with 67% of both men and women happy to consider heading abroad. Something that was surprising however was that of those who wished to stay at home for a traditional Christmas at home, it was millennials that dominated this group with many older people looking abroad.


The survey also drilled down into where the contestants of the survey were from and found that Liverpudlians were most likely to book up for a trip over Christmas where as those living in Bristol were far more likely to stay at home during the festive season.


With most people using Google to check out their options for Christmas destinations, these were the most commonly searched nations last Christmas;

The research was carried out by cruise industry leader Bolsover Cruise Club, a family owned business that has been named Top UK Independent Agent for P&O Cruises for 31 years in a row! Discussing the results Managing Director Michael Wilson had the following to say;

“Whilst traditions hold vital importance for many at Christmas time, it is interesting to see the decline of certain activities.

“It was interesting to see that the majority of people would consider spending Christmas away from home, and that almost half of the population would consider heading abroad. Whilst New York topped the list, what also stood out is the range of hotter climates where people are heading, showing people are becoming increasingly eager to escape British winter weather for Christmas!’