TITLE

Could going by car be the best way to travel to a skiing holiday?

AUTHOR(S)
David Williams
PUB. DATE
February 2016
SOURCE
Evening Standard;2/18/2016, p63
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
IT'S that time of year when, in the run-up to Easter, an estimated 1.2 million Britons brave the snow and ice to enjoy skiing holidays in the Alps. This month sees the biggest exodus of the year, and the debate among skiers still rages about how best to get there — fly or drive? On paper, it looks easiest to fly to airports close to the Alps then transfer to the resorts, rather than embark on a 12- to 14-hour journey from home to the hills. But even budget airlines charge £500 return to destinations such as Lyon and Geneva at busy periods this winter, so the sums don't always add up for family or group holidaymakers — and that's before you factor in long airport check-ins and parking fees, possible flight delays and the misery of paying extra for your skis and boots.
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113085045

 

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