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    Winter Weather Woes and White Christmas Wanting in Europe

    Oh, the weather outside is frightful this year, and atypical temperatures around the globe are sending holiday travelers into a festive frenzy to find the best destination for their white Christmas dreams.


    Dec 23, 2014

    Who doesn't want a little wintry ambiance to complement this festive season of cheer and good will? For many people around the world the holidays are a welcomed reprieve from the otherwise cold and dreary realities of winter; a time to celebrate both the struggles and triumphs of the past 12 months and employ an atmosphere of optimism to kick off the New Year ahead. Sure, enthusiasm surrounding these reverent few weeks revolves mostly around one's family, friends, and loved ones manifested in a sense of togetherness and unity, but a beautiful blanket of fluffy snow seems to be the perfect finishing touch to top off anyone's holiday season experience.  


    Wishing for the White Stuff on Christmas

    A white Christmas is the stuff of dreams, romanticized in everything from classical literature to modern Hollywood movies and desired by holiday observers the world around. Even those who don't celebrate the specific occasion can appreciate the calming allure of a fresh coat of powder in a serene setting of a wintry scene all cloaked in white and, believe it or not, the official definition of a "white Christmas" actually depends on where in the world you plan to judge it. In the United Kingdom, for example, snow must actually be falling on December 25th, while the USA only requires that at least one inch of snow be on the ground at 7AM to qualify as a true "white Christmas". Such qualifications sway the statistical chances of where you might find your bonafide winter wonderland but, in the face of indeterminate weather trends, most holiday spirit-seeking travelers have to be content with decorations and cultural festivities, minus the frosty white ambiance.


    Weird Weather Putting Festive Wayfarers in a Funk This Year

    While the month of December typically entails colder temperatures with a decent chance for falling flakes, destinations around the world have been experiencing unusual weather patterns that are throwing holiday travelers for a loop. In a bizarre role reversal, the normally balmy capital city of New Delhi, India has been experiencing an unprecedented cold spell, with average temperatures even lower than Himalayan mountain cities located farther north in the country. Conversely, the city of London along with the rest of Europe has been unseasonably mild this holiday season. One cruise ship set to transport a cargo of merry-making holiday tourists to the Christmas markets in the festive port city of Amsterdam ended up running circles in the English Channel for four days due to inclement weather and eventually was forced to return to its starting point in Southampton Harbor. At the other end of the meteorological spectrum and opposite end of the globe, heavy snowfall in the northernmost country of Japan has severely disrupted travel, grounding hundreds of flights and delaying bullet train timetables across the region. Holiday trippers have been having a hard time finding the ideal frosty getaway this season and are reaching out to travel providers to help them find the perfect winter wonderland.


    Providing a Guaranteed White Christmas

    A great festive vacation can always take you to the jubilant streets of Munich, Germany or the gleefully decorated city of Zurich, Switzerland this time of year; but what better way to wow your family and fellow travelers than with a guaranteed white Christmas? Australian travel provider Tailor Made Travelling has taken up that very challenge in a market where snow demand is at an all-time high with vacations guaranteeing a snowy experience in Europe. By highlighting destinations with high probabilities of having that iconic coating of white by late December, Tailor Made capitalizes on the enchanting ambition of tourists to experience an ideal romanticized Christmas fantasy with trips to places like the Alps of Austria, Germany, and the skiing mecca of Chamonix, France. These offerings are sure to be well met among vacationers from down under, as House of Travel has reported an 18% increase in bookings at Europe's snowiest destinations among travelers from the Australian and New Zealand region this Christmas season.

    The trip of a lifetime can be whatever you'd like to make it, from a snowy alpine skiing jaunt to a relaxing beachside escape, and any one of thousands of destinations in Europe and abroad can provide you with a holiday experience you won't soon forget. Regardless of where you decide to make your next fantastic journey remember that you can't go wrong when you book with the best in the business and find the guaranteed lowest rates on an array of travel transportation services with unparalleled customer service at your side along the way. Auto Europe has been serving clients in the travel industry for over 60 years and we'd love to put our extensive experience to work for you on your next trip!


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