The Christmas period is becoming the 'new summer' for Britons, according to a new survey, with 75 per cent of people considering a foreign break over the festive season.

Travel search engine Kayak.co.uk polled its UK customers and found that Britain's poor weather is the motivation for 43 per cent of people considering a holiday over the coming months.

Two-thirds of hopeful holidaymakers said that a beach getaway would be their ideal trip and 46 per cent said the Caribbean would be their ideal destination.

Annie Wilson, business development director of Kayak.co.uk, said: "The great British summer has been a wash out this year, so who can blame us sun-starved Brits for wanting to escape to sunnier shores?

"Christmas is traditionally a time for staying at home, but sometimes you just need to break with tradition and let someone else cook and clean while you catch some much-needed rays."

Many Britons still appear to value the traditional side of Christmas however, with the survey finding that 41 per cent could not do without their family during the festive period, 17 per cent could not forego alcohol and 16 per cent could not miss out on presents.

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