Will the early snow impact on last minute Christmas bookings…?

This time of year is often quieter for the travel sector, with the rush of summer holidays well and truly over and people generally saving money to spoil their loved ones. The travel sector looks to Easter and banks on last minute Christmas getaways for people who want to escape the cold weather, before the Christmas madness kicks off and those who seek to escape Christmas with Grandma, Uncle Jim and your cousins ¬†one year old teething baby… all together. In search of a quite Christmas…It can also get you out of buying several presents!!

However…with the early snow this year it is making escaping harder than planned. The snowy weather is now affecting London, the South East and the Midlands, which could see as much as two inches of snow. North-east England and Scotland, which were covered by 2ft of snow over the weekend, are expecting more snow.

In Scotland, Edinburgh airport is closed; passengers are being advised not to travel to the airport. Glasgow, flights are running however travellers should check with airlines for changes before arriving at the airport. Newcastle airport is open although passengers are expected to see some disruption.

With this early snow and travellers not being able to fly, will this deter travellers who intended to book a late deal? Opting for a traditional British Christmas in front of the fire instead?

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