New Research Finds 42% of Brits Wish toLeave Home This Christmas

posted by Chris Valentine

What are your plans for Christmas? Are you staying at home or heading away? New research carried out by Bolsover Cruise Club has found that a stunning 42% of Brits will turn their back on the house this year and head abroad for Christmas. This decline in people wishing to spend Christmas at home is further compounded by the fact that the study found67% of Brits would consider spending time away from home this Christmas, with 25% looking for somewhere in the UK and just 33% wishing to stay at home.


So where are the Brits that wish to head abroad planning to go? The following infographic gives you a detailed breakdown of which countries were the most searched for terms in the lead up to Christmas last year.



Despite the high number of European destinations that were searched for last year, those Brits who were surveyed are actually looking much farther afield this Christmas and here are the most popular cities which the Brits are looking to.

  1. New York
  2. Melbourne
  3. St. Barts
  4. Sydney
  5. Berlin
  6. Brisbane
  7. California
  8. Paris
  9. Oslo
  10. Sorrento

You can find out more about Christmas holiday trends here:

Further Findings

The information becomes much more fascinating when we drill down a but further and break the results down into demographics. Both men and women seem to be in agreement with their Christmas plans, with 67% on each side wishing to leave home for Christmas. Interestingly it was millennials who made up the largest percentage of those wishing to have a traditional Christmas at home, with older people seemingly seeking a foreign adventure.

Regarding geographical findings those from Bristol are far more likely to stay at home for Christmas and those living in Liverpool are the most likely to leave.

Bolsover Cruise Club is an industry leader in the cruise industry that has for 31 consecutive years be named as the Top UK Agent for P&O Cruises, Managing Director Michael Wilson had the following to say about these shocking results;

“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!

“Time will tell whether some of the traditions are here to stay, or whether the younger generations will set new ones for the future!”


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