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

David Williams
February 2016
Evening Standard;2/18/2016, p63
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.


Related Articles

  • travel q&a. M.S. // Shape;Feb2009, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p42 

    The article presents a question and answer regarding the best way to travel with skis or a snowboard.

  • top shop.  // Travel Trade Gazette UK & Ireland;2/18/2002, Issue 2501, p18 

    Evaluates the customer service of several travel agencies in Coventry, England that book ski holidays. Brochures offered by Going Places; Quality of service offered by Lunn Poly; Services offered by Travelcare to consumers asking about ski holidays.

  • PERHAPS Peter Vella, the Malta [...]. JIM MURTY // Daily Mail;1/23/2016, p43 

    PERHAPS Peter Vella, the Malta Tourist Office's director for the UK & Ireland has the answer... Peter, in whose company I spent the evening at the Irish Travel Industry Awards at the Mansion House on Thursday, was championing Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja. Joseph, alas, could not be there....

  • Bunny hops over to France.  // Travel Weekly: The Choice of Travel Professionals;4/1/2005, Issue 1763, p79 

    The article reports that BCP Bunny has made it to the charming French ski resort of Les Gets. Bunny was spotted in a cable car on his way up the ski slope — all in aid of photo competition run with airport parking specialist BCP. His trip was made possible with a little help from singles...

  • Driving sales to Europe.  // Travel Weekly (UK);6/22/2007, p79 

    The article discusses reasons why it is ideal to travel by car in Europe, and recommends some activities for the family. According to the article, it is less hassle to strap skis to the top of the car than lug them onto an aircraft. France is said to be the most popular option for a self-drive...

  • Find your footing on the high street.  // Travel Trade Gazette UK & Ireland;3/8/2012, Issue 2995, p10 

    The article offers information on different ways in which independent travel agents attract customers. It states that 2011 was a recession year for tourism industry, but the owner of Get Travelling, Gary Wardrope, initially started with skiing holidays, and later increased the destinations to...

  • Absolute beginners. Hampton, Matthew // Travel Weekly: The Choice of Travel Professionals;12/8/2003, Issue 1697, p50 

    This article presents information on learning the sport skiing. If one's clients are new to the sport, choosing the right resort and tuition can make all the difference to a ski holiday. Never a cheap holiday at the best of times, a family ski booking with Christmas, Easter and half-term periods...

  • Topdeals.  // Travel Weekly Australia;10/17/2008, Issue 99, p26 

    The article offers information related to travel and tour in Europe in 2008. Drive Away Holidays offers a car rental upgrade special which customers could pay for an economy two door if they book an economy four door. Kumuka Worldwide offers seven-day Winter Escapage package which travellers...

  • PERFECT SCORE.  // Travel Weekly (UK);2/27/2014, Issue 2208, p39 

    The article offers tips on how travel agents could book a ski holiday, offers advice from Amadeus UK & Ireland marketing communication head Rob Golledge, and offers information on the ski holiday offerings by Crystal Ski Holidays and Inghams.

  • plowing AHEAD. Noakes, Gary // ASTA Network Magazine;Fall2014, p80 

    The article discusses challenges facing travel agents regarding ways to attract younger consumers to the U.S. snow sports industry. Topics covered include the aging of the skiing and snowboarding population, the suitability of the mountains as a family holiday destination, and persuading...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics