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Research has shown more Brits are heading abroad for a winter break than ever before as one in four are planning a holiday before Christmas.

Research has shown more Brits are heading abroad for a winter break than ever before as one in four are planning a holiday before Christmas.

Research has shown more Brits are heading abroad for a winter break than ever before as one in four are planning a holiday before Christmas.

If you are planning a winter trip abroad such as a skiing holiday, compare ski hire online for a good deal on renting expensive equipment.

The 25 percent who take their annual holiday at this time of year admit it is a good way to avoid peak prices, while 23 percent look for winter sun according to Halifax.

"Low season holidays hold a great deal of appeal for those that are looking to get away but still make the most of their money," commented Ken Stannard, Halifax director of credit cards.

As 11 million head abroad this winter the study estimated the total spend of getting to the destination of choice would be over £9 billion while a further £5 million is expected to be spent while on the holiday.

However, the survey revealed one in three are finding it harder to save the money for a holiday since the recession hit meaning 29 percent spend longer looking for the best deal, and 13 percent take up overtime at work to save up the cash.

Compare Ski Car Hire and Travel Insurance

A winter break such as a skiing holiday for many is a chance to escape the bleak British weather and take advantage of good deals available during off-peak periods.

However, as the research by Halifax showed holidaymakers spend a considerable amount of money while abroad so to help cut these costs it is important they are prepared prior departure.

This includes researching relevant travel insurance policies to ensure medical bills are covered and lost or stolen items such as expensive gadgets are too.

It is recommended to book ski car hire before departure as when driving in dangerous conditions to get to most ski resorts, such as around mountains and in snow blizzards, getting the right type of car is vital but can also come at a cost.

Hiring the appropriate gear could also cut deeply into the holiday budget, especially if left until arrival at the resort. Ensure you compare ski hire to investigate the best deals on the market.

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