British tourists are fleeing the UK to remedy their winter blues with some holiday cheer, according to easyJet.
Figures from the low-cost carrier indicate that there has been a 17 percent increase in the number of customers hopping on flights to Europe this winter.
The carrier suggests that the exceptional snow fall on the piste throughout Europe this winter could be one reason for the increase, with Brits keen to sample the resorts in Italy, France and Switzerland.
A trip abroad could also be beneficial for your health, as well as lifting your spirits, according to Manchester Metropolitan University psychologist David Homes.
He said: "Visiting countries with longer, brighter sunlight hours and/or taking an active holiday such as skiing or snowboarding is the perfect way to lift our spirits.
"Physical activity increases the level of endorphins in our body which help boost feelings of control and happiness."
Tourists keen on making the most of the summer holidays can also take advantage of 13 new routes launched by easyJet earlier this month.
Flights from London Gatwick to Vienna, Munich and Zurich are due to begin on April 2nd.
Meanwhile, services to Bodrum and Dalaman in Turkey will begin on April 23rd and August 6th respectively.