The Chinese-owned formerly French ski holiday operator Club Med are reporting a 6% jump in sales following the Brexit vote.
Despite the general mood that a weaker pound and economic uncertainty that looks set to continue with the current British Government saying they won’t begin Brexit negotiations until well in to the next ski season, Club Med say that their results show, “Britons not put off by economic uncertainty.”
Swiss resorts most popular, seeing an 18% rise followed by resorts in Italy and France, with 17 and four per cent jumps respectively.
Club Med also says that the opening of its new ski resort in China this winter is peaking interest.
Club Med Beidhau in Jilin province in north-east China (pictured above) has, “…caught the attention of many travellers looking to visit an alternative ski destination,” the company reports.
The new resort, opening this December, is situated in the, two hours from Beijing and boasts 19 pistes spread over two main peaks. The larger of the two has an elevation of 1,457 metres – offering advanced skiers 800m of vertical riding – the highest operating vertical in the country to date.
Beidahu is one of three Club Med resorts in China as the travel operator caters to Britons’ rapidly growing fascination with skiing in Asia. Yabuli (4T) in the north-eastern province of Heilongjian boasts the country’s largest ski jumping facilitates. While Guilin (4T), northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, offers picturesque scenery.
Prices for an all-inclusive seven night holiday at Beidahu range from £1,425/ adult and £1,146/ child with children under 4 staying free, based in a 7th January 2017 departure from Heathrow.