In our experience it’s getting more and more common for people to go on holiday for Christmas.

The numbers for people travelling abroad at Christmas is at an all time high whether if its people travelling abroad to visit families overseas or as a great excuse to get away.

The best deals are uncovered a year in advance so January 2016 is the best time to think about booking up for next Christmas!

Top 5 Advantages of travelling abroad at Christmas



One of the great things about travelling abroad at Christmas is you can pick and choose your perfect weather. Whether you’d like a perfect white christmas, skiing with friends on the slopes, wake up with the sun blazing down on your turkey being cooked on the BBQ or lay with relatives/friends on the beach theres something for everyone.


Annual Leave for all

In the UK, Christmas is usually the time where everyone has the same time off so makes the perfect idea to go away with friends and family and be sure to secure your time off.


Christmas is all about Family/Friends

Christmas is all about family & friends so why not bring them along too? Many families now save up all year and fly away for Christmas time to combine the ultimate Christmas & holiday all in one. As previously said its the only time that most can guarantee to get off also, so why not make use of it!?



Another great reason for people to travel at Christmas is too experience different cultures and traditions elsewhere. For example the dutch celebrate Sinterklaas on December 6th, In Spain January 6th is celebrated as Three Kings Day. As well as the different days for celebrations you have the traditions of food like Stollen in Germany, Tamales in Mexico, or boiled giant snails in Ghana! 🙂 Also why not enjoy the beautiful smell of Glühwein and cinnamon  whilst walking around a Christmas market in Europe?


Have someone else play host!

Why spend your christmas day stressing over a hot stove when you can let someone else do it for you?

A lot of our customers who travel away during the Christmas & New Year period choose to travel away to somewhere nice and hot or cosy and wintery for the very reason of being wined and dined by someone else!

The best part is, you don’t have to do the washing up either! 😉




Whatever you’re doing for Christmas we wish you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Ember Travel!


Kevin & the Ember Travel Team!